Jesus (Frank) Malaret, Dean
Program Contact : Michael Hunter
Counseling Liaison: Mary-Sue Allred
The SCC Geography Department offers a broad spectrum of courses with emphasis in physical, human and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Our primary courses are introductory Physical Geography, Physical Geography Laboratory and Cultural Geography. These courses offer an excellent introduction to the discipline and are transferable to most four year institutions. In addition, we offer three GIS courses that examine the theoretical and desktop applications of this emerging discipline. We also offer courses in World Regional Geography and Field Studies.
Geographers specialize in a variety of jobs in a number of job sectors. Geographers work for various governmental agencies that range from local municipalities and water resource management agencies to the United Nations and CA Fish and Game. Geographers also work for private companies that examine a variety of locational, economic, and environmental questions. Geographers are a potential hire for any organization that utilizes spatial data or is involved in various planning activities. Today, the biggest demand for geographers is in GIS and other areas that utilize technological advancements to learn more about the world we inhabit. The opportunities in this sector promise to increase as Geospatial Technologies become more and more prevalent.