Douglas College

Geological Resources

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Program Information

School:Douglas College
Faculty:Science & Technology
Degree:Diploma; University Transfer
Field of Study:Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
Description:Get the skills needed to work in mining and mineral exploration as a geological technician with the two-year Geological Resources Diploma. Geological technicians work outdoors in some of the most beautiful – and remote – places on Earth, collecting and identifying samples of rocks and minerals, prospecting and more for the mining and mineral-exploration industries. The program is a combination of academic knowledge and applied learning. You’ll do two hands-on fieldwork components, which give you the chance to do the work of a geological technician, as well as go on field trips to mines and exploration operations to see how they work. Once you graduate, you’ll have the knowledge and training to find work immediately.
URL:Geological Resources at Douglas College
Length:2 Year(s)

Admission Requirements


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade11 Precalculus  or  Grade11 Foundations for College Mathematics (MAP4C) 
  •  Grade11 Chemistry 

Applicants must meet General College Admission Requirements. Applicants are also required to have Mathematics 11 (Pre-Calculus Mathematics or Foundations of Mathematics) with C or better, and Chemistry 11 with C or better.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on August 11, 2022