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 five (5) compulsory courses and two (2) elective course.
- 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 Lifelong Learning catalogue for course details and to register.
Applicants to the program must hold an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (O.S.S.D.) or equivalent or must qualify for mature student status (19 years of age or older).
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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