The geology/Earth science courses offered at SCC are
taken for a variety of reasons, to meet general education requirements, as electives,
or just for interest and fun. Check the
current SCC schedule of classes for this semester’s offerings. For more information about any of these
courses, please consult the SCC Catalog or either of the geology
When trying to decide which course to take for transfer,
check the college catalog of the four-year college or university you plan to
transfer to before making your decision. If the college catalog indicates there may be
restrictions on a course you are interested in, definitely check with a
counselor before making your decision, not all CSU and UC campuses accept all
Also some colleges and universities always require labs
in physical science classes, some only require labs for certain majors, and
some do not require labs. If in doubt,
take the lab.
These courses, or course combinations, have no
prerequisites and meet the general education requirements for a physical
science class with lab in either Plan B, section B1 or IGETC, section 5A. These courses are either 4-units or 4-units
GEOL 101, Introduction to Geology + GEOL
101L, Introduction to Geology
GEOL 201, Introduction to Historical Geology
ERTH 115, Earth Science for Educators
These courses have no prerequisites and meet the general education
requirements for a physical science class without lab in Plan A, section A,
Plan B, section B1, or IGETC, section 5A.
These courses are all 3-units.
GEOL 101, Introduction to Geology
GEOL 150, Introduction to Oceanography
ERTH 110, Introduction to Earth Science
These are 1-unit, field-trip, elective courses with no prerequisites that allow you to actually go out and see geology as you learn.
178, Geologic Field Studies of Orange
180, Geologic Field Studies of the San