Do you like to learn about the environment? Are you interested in climate change and human impact on the environment?

Then DVC's geography program is for you! We give you the tools to understand the earth, its environment and inhabitants. You will learn about geospatial techniques, map design and visualization, how and why physical and cultural environments vary, and how human activities impact the physical environment. This growing field gives you many career options. You will be prepared to work in private, government or non-profit settings.

This program is in the interest areas:

Career Opportunities

The geography program will prepare you for work in a variety of occupations and career paths, including:

  • Cartographer
  • Photogrammetrist
  • City and Regional Planning Aides/Research Assistants

With additional education:

  • Urban and Regional Planners
  • Geographic Information Systems Technician

About degrees and certificates

A certificate readily prepares you to enter a particular field or career. It can also give you new skills for advancement in the workplace.

Associate Degrees:
An associate degree requires a broader education for career options in a range of industries. It's a great step towards earning a bachelor degree at a four-year school or entering the workforce sooner.

Associate Degrees for Transfer:
A transfer degree is equivalent to the first two years of a bachelor’s degree program. Earning one can guarantee admission to California State Universities, some private and online universities, and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). ADTs, along with a transfer agreement guarantee (TAG) with the University of California system can help you achieve your goals for less. Learn about transfer services.