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Earth science courses at WVC include introduction to physical geology, geology of the Pacific Northwest, environmental geology, introduction to astronomy, introduction to weather, a course on earth's changing climate, and special topics and independent study. The Earth Sciences department at Wenatchee Valley College currently offers geology of the Pacific Northwest as an online course, teaches introduction to astronomy as a hybrid distance learning course that meets in person for labs, and makes use of digital learning and communications tools to enrich all its courses.


Study the geologic processes that shape the earth. Determine how the earth works and its history by applying principles of geology, chemistry and physics. Topics include plate tectonics, earthquakes, volcanoes, rocks, minerals, glaciers, rivers, geologic maps and the structure of the earth. May include field trips. Includes laboratory. Prerequisites: MATH 093 or higher.