Curriculum Guideline

Geological Resources

Effective Date:
Program Code
DPGEOR
Discontinued
No
Program
Faculty
Science & Technology
Department
Geological Resources
Credential Type
Diploma
Transcript Title
Geo Resources Dipl. Prog.
Date of First Offering
Start Term
201910
End Term
Not Specified
Credential
Diploma in Geological Resources
Length of Program
Two years
Credits
73.00
Admissions Requirements

Applicants to the Geological Resources Diploma Program must meet the following to receive admission to the program and priority registration:

Successful applicants must meet individual course prerequisites upon registering.

Curriculum Framework

Graduation Requirements:

  • Successful completion of 73.00 Credits
  • A minimum of 50% (36.50)  of the required credits must be taken at Douglas College.

 

Course Requirements:

Course Number Course Title Credits

Select one course from the following two options:

CMNS 1115

Practical Writing

3.00

UT ENGL Elective

One ENGL Course (1100 – 1999)

3.00

Select one course from the following two options:

MATH 1110

Precalculus

4.00

MATH 1120

Calculus I

3.00

Select one course from the following two options:

PHYS 1107

Introductory General Physics I

5.00

PHYS 1110

Mechanics

5.00

Select one course from the following two options:

EAES 1120

Introduction to Earth Sciences

3.00

GEOG 1120

Introduction to Earth Sciences

4.00

Required courses:

CHEM 1110

The Structure of Matter

4.00

EAES 1121

History of the Earth

3.00

EAES 1500

Field Methods 1

4.00

EAES 1900

Resources from the Earth

3.00

EAES 2340

Sedimentology & Stratigraphy

4.00

EAES 2400

Introduction to Mineralogy

4.00

EAES 2410

Introduction to Petrology

4.00

EAES 2500

Field Methods 2

4.00

EAES 2550

Structural Geology

4.00

EAES 2800

Geological Mapping 1

4.00

EAES 2810

Geological Mapping 2

4.00

EAES 2851

Geological Information Systems

3.00

EAES 2900

Exploration and Mining 1

4.00

EAES 2910

Exploration and Mining 2

4.00

GEOG 2270

Geographic Information Systems

3.00

Select one elective course:

Any college level course

NOTE THAT ONLY ONE OF GEOG 1120, GEOL 1120 OR EAES 1120 WILL RECEIVE CREDIT FOR THIS PROGRAM

3

Total Credits

 

73.00

 

 

Progress Requirement for Continuation in the Program

In order to continue in the program, students must meet the following criteria:

  1. maintain a 2.00 GPA; and
  2. full-time students must successfully complete at least 21 program-eligible credits each year, including at least nine EAES credits; or
  3. part-time students must successfully complete at least nine program-eligible credits each year, including (in the first year) six EAES credits. 

Students enrolling in January are encouraged to start as part-time, so they may more easily meet the progress requirement. Students who do not meet these progress requirements may be dropped from full-time to part-time status, or further dropped from the program.  Students who fulfill the graduation requirements may graduate with the credential, even if not enrolled in the program.

Availability of Courses in the Geological Resources Diploma Program

Course offerings are limited, and some courses are offered only once per year or once per two years. Students should therefore plan their courses carefully before registration and in consultation with the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences.  Students should be aware that achieving a specified minimum grade is required for all courses that are pre-requisites.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Geological Resources Diploma, students will be able to:

  • Use written communication to describe and report on geoscience activities and related geological resources;
  • Apply analytic techniques and scientific principles of Chemistry, Earth Science, Geography, Mathematics and Physics in the context of measurement and evaluation of geological resources;
  • Demonstrate geological observation and problem-solving techniques in field and lab;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of geological activities and processes throughout the exploration and development of a resource deposit;
  • Transfer to more advanced studies in Earth Science (Geology), including university Baccalaureate programs at a first or second-year level.