Pasadena City College, Home of the PCC Lancers



girl looking at microscopePasadena City College is a public two year community college in Pasadena, California. The Geology department (part of the Natural Sciences Division) was founded in 1927 by Edwin Van Amringe and has a long history of excellence. PCC's geology courses cover a broad spectrum, from basic physical and historical geology to classes that focus on study of geologically important areas throughout the western United States. The 2-year program boasts 4 full-time faculty members and provides ample opportunity for field studies.

Group All Geology classes at PCC carry transfer credit towards bachelors' degrees in areas such as Geology, Geophysics, Engineering Geology, Paleobiology, and Space Physics. PCC graduates have gone on to become research scientists, professors, and professional geologists in a variety of fields.

The department welcomes all students interested in geology and earth sciences whether they are pursuing a geologic career, meeting general education requirements or broadening their education for personal enrichment.

Geology facultyThe Geology Faculty are well-qualified professionals who are personally interested in the success of their students. All classes are taught by faculty, not student assistants. The program has modern equipment and facilities that are easily accessible to students.

The Dana Club is a student organization that promotes geology on campus through lectures, scholarship fund raising, field trips, and related social events.


Pasadena City College is located at 1570 E. Colorado Blvd.,Pasadena, California 91106-2003. The Geology Department is on the main floor of the E- Building, next to the Shatford Library.

For information about the Geology program, contact Dr. Dave Douglass, Dean of the Natural Sciences Division, phone (626) 585-7140, FAX (626) 585-7960.

Refer questions about the Dana Club to Dr. Ling O'connor, Faculty Advisor (626) 585-7156.

To obtain a Pasadena City College Catalog or a Schedule of Classes, go to the College Bookstore, or phone at (626) 585-7378, or see the current Schedule of Classes and catalog online.


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