Geosciences is one of the three fastest growing industries of the century. PCC's Geography courses are the starting point for entering this high-demand career field.
In PCC's Geography courses, you will study the physical and human geographic characteristics of a region. Earn an AA-T Degree in Geography, preparing you to transfer for further study in Geography. Or, take advantage of our Geographic Information Systems programs, which will develop your skills in data capture, spatial and statistical analysis, modeling, and cartography, and three degree or certificate options to meet your educational and career goals.
Geography is the study of Earth’s diverse physical and human features, and the connections that exist between those features. This broad discipline focuses on spatial relationships and looks to solve the most pressing issues of today.
As a Geographer, you will be prepared for a variety of career fields including sustainability, education, environmental analysis, planning, and resource management. In fact, the U.S. Dept. of Labor has identified spatial sciences as one of the fastest growing fields of the century.
- GEOG 001: PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY / GEOG 001L PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY LABORATORY
- GEOG 002: CULTURAL GEOGRAPHY
- GEOG 003: WORLD REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY
- GEOG 004: WEATHER AND CLIMATE (Formerly Geology 024)
- GEOG 011: INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND TECHNIQUES, WITH LAB
- GEOG 012: SPATIAL ANALYSIS
- GEOG 113: DATA ACQUISITION & MANAGEMENT
- GEOG 114: CARTOGRAPHIC DESIGNS
- GEOG 115: ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSIS WITH GIS
- GEOG 020 INDEPENDENT STUDY
- GEOG 030: FIELD STUDIES AND METHODS IN GEOGRAPHY
ZERO COST TEXTBOOK COURSES
GEOG: 001, 001L, 002, 003, 004, 011, 012
GEOG: 001, 001L, 002, 003, 004, 011, 012, 113, 114, 115
Use the links below to see full course descriptions as well as the current semester's offerings.
Geography | Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T) Degree
Earn a degree AND prepare to transfer. By completing the AA-T in Geography, you will finish the general education requirements as well as the lower division major requirements for a Bachelor degree in Geography prior to transferring to a CSU.
Geographic Information Systems and Technology | Associate in Science (AS) Degree
Earn the GIS & T Degree by completing the general education requirements as well as 18-units of GIS coursework.
Geographic Information Systems | 12-unit Certificate of Achievement
Geographic Information Systems and Technology | 18-unit Certificate of Achievement
A GIS Certificate of Achievement prepares you to apply GIS with a solid theoretical foundation. A diverse range of geotechnical skills are covered including data capture, spatial & statistical analysis, modeling, and cartography.
Earn the 18 unit certificate by adding specializations in CAD, Python, Surveying, or Environmental Analysis.
As a Geography student at PCC, you will have access to several opportunities including:
- Attend conferences in interesting locations with the Los Angeles Geographical Society (LAGS), California Geographical Society (CGS), Association of Pacific Coast Geographers (APCG), and Association of American Geographers (AAG).
- Join upcoming Field Study courses in:
- California Coastal Environments
- Catalina Island
- Mojave Desert
- Participate in Undergraduate Research/Project based learning at local sites such as Eaton Canyon, Arroyo Seco and Milard Canyon.
- Participate in the International Coastal Clean-up Day, Earth Day and GIS Day events