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Facilities and Equipment

The Geology program is housed in E-Building on the PCC campus. Classes are taught in well-equipped rooms where students have access to specimens, maps, and microscopes for individual use. There is also a Geology Study Room which is open 70 hours per week to students enrolled in geology classes. The room contains a study area, special displays, supplementary laboratory materials, and computers for student use. The Geology Museum hosts a world-class mineral collection which the public is invited to view on an appointment basis. Also, there is a rock sawing and preparation room. A general listing of equipment used in classroom instruction appears below:

Digital Technology

  • Apple iMac Computers for student use in geology department class projects
  • Smart Classrooms - E211, E205, E220
  • Slide Scanners for classroom use
  • Digital Cameras for field trip & faculty use
  • Digital video and microscope cameras for use in classrooms
  • Apple iBook Wireless computers for use in smart classrooms
  • Desktop networked PC computers for geology laboratory exercises
  • 42" HP Color design Jet Printer for creation of teaching materials

Additional Related Equipment

  • Plane Tables & Aledaides w/ tripods
  • Survey levels w/ tripods
  • Binocular and Research Petrographic Microscopes
  • Student Petrographic Microscopes
  • Stereo Microscopes
  • Garmin and Magellan GPS Handheld Instruments
  • Trimble 4000SI GPS Instruments
  • Trimble cm-scale, back-pack mounted GPS mapping units.
  • 12 Channel seismograph