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Geological Studies

Available at: Online part-time

Overview

In this program, students complete a number of online courses all relating to the science of Geology. There is a suggested order of courses. Students begin with an overview to the study of the Earth, examining the Earth’s origins, properties, dimensions and location, volcanoes, earthquakes, landslides, rocks and minerals fossils and history. Subsequent topics of study include an examination of natural disasters, minerals, rocks, fossils, and the relationships between environmental concerns and Geology. Students will also have the opportunity to explore Oceanography, Meteorology and Astronomy. Because Geology is such a visual science, every attempt shall be made to provide the student with good visuals so that, when out in the field, they will recognize certain land features and be able to identify certain rocks, minerals and fossils. 

To successfully complete the program, participants must complete six (6) compulsory courses and one (1) elective course.

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • For your convenience, some courses are offered both in-class and online. Some online courses can be started at different times throughout the semester, just choose the course date that fits your schedule.
  • The demand for part-time courses has increased to the point that we recommend you register early to ensure your acceptance into the course.
  • Online courses are easily identified by CS at the beginning of the course code (i.e. CSSE 65 Accounting Basics 1)
  • Textbooks and additional materials may be required for these courses. YOU are responsible for purchasing your textbooks and any additional materials for all courses. Please make a note of your course code (CS##) and see the bottom of this page for book order procedure.

Visit the Online and Continuing Education catalogue for course details and to register.

Highlights

Career Opportunities

Graduates new to the industry may find employment as assistants in mining reclamation, rock and mineral museums, flood water analysis, paleontology, or field geology. Other types of employment may include entry level positions as a writer/editor of news stories relating to the Earth Sciences; editor/advisor/consultant to publications dealing with science articles; or public relations communicator for firms involved in geology and mining.

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Program Name

Geological Studies

Program Code

0851

Credential

Certificate

Start Dates

Continuous

Program Duration

Location (Campus)

Online part-time

Canadian Fees

International Fees

Additional Costs

Scholarships and Bursaries

Program Outline 2017-18

Required Courses
CSSL 10 Introduction to Geology: An Overview of Planet Earth
CSSL 13 Minerals
CSSL 14 Introduction to Petrology
CSSL 46 Environmental Geology
CSSL 27 Geological Disasters
CSSL 15 Introduction to Paleontology

Electives (Choose 1)
CSSL 19 Oceanography
CSSL 48 Meteorology
CSSL 47 The World of Astronomy

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites

Health Requirements

Articulation & Credit Transfer Opportunities

Formal and informal pathways offer SLC graduates the chance to continue their studies with post-secondary institutions across Canada and around the world. Those that follow are specific to this program:

    For details on Credit Transfer within Ontario please visit: www.ontransfer.ca

    Testimonials

    I have been really enjoying the studying in the ESL classes here and have learned a lot from them, especially in writing and speaking activities. The classes give us all kinds of grammar and sentence skills to improve our academic writing ability. They are always vivid and challenging. There are a lot of interesting discussions, speech, debating and presentations to improve our communicating skills. I am able to practice more and have made many times of my speech or presentation with much confidence, which I can’t imagine in the past. Moreover, our teachers are so amazing and always available to help us in English studying or other problems. In addition, studying here gives me a great chance to meet the people from different countries and learn different cultures. In fact, I have made many friends from different countries here. Because we should communicate always in English, I have improved my speaking greatly.



    Michelle Yuping Wan

    Additional Information

    Book order procedure

    Textbooks are also available at the Campus Bookstores for in-class courses.

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