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Geology Courses

Physical Geology: GEY 111 - 4 credits
Includes a Lab Experience

ACC Programs Supported: Associate of General Studies
Associate of Science
Associate of Arts
Some Associate of Applied Science
Transfers To: GEY 111 is a guaranteed transfer course and transfers to most Colorado four-year institutions

This introductory course focuses on the geological processes involved in the development of the earth. Topics include

  • Rock and Mineral Identification
  • Earthquakes, Volcanoes and Seismology
  • Hydrologic Cycles
  • Plate Tectonics

Historical Geology: GEY 121 - 4 credits
Includes a Lab Experience

ACC Programs Supported: Associate of General Studies
Associate of Science
Associate of Arts
Some Associate of Applied Science
Transfers To: GEY 121 is a guaranteed transfer course and transfers to most Colorado four-year institutions

This course covers the physical and biological development of the earth through geologic time. Topics include:

  • Origin of Fossils
  • Fossil life forms
  • Relative and Absolute Dating
  • Major North American Geologic Events

Environmental Geology: GEY 135 - 3 credits

ACC Programs Supported: Associate of General Studies
Associate of Science
Associate of Arts

This course focuses on geology and its relationship to man’s environment. Topics include:

  • Geologic Hazards
  • Resource Exploitation
  • Land Use Practices

The Geology of Colorado: GEY 205 - 3 credits

ACC Programs Supported: Associate of General Studies
Associate of Science
Associate of Arts

This course focuses on the geologic history of Colorado. Topics include:

  • Formation of Mountain Ranges
  • Rock Types
  • Major Ore Deposits
  • Landforms