Ventura College Geosciences

Ventura College offers a full suite of courses about our interesting Earth and how it works.
This includes Geographic Information Systems (GIS) classes (below or see the GIS home page)

VC Geosciences Department Activities


HIKES and SINGLE DAY FIELD TRIPS (Aslo see the independent, but department supported VC ADVENTURE CLUB)

Semi-Annaul MULTIDAY FIELD TRIP (Lottery Aug. 22 and 23, see Philip Clinton for info. Trip Sept. 2-5 to the Grand Canyon)

GISDAY CONFERENCE (all are welcome)

VC Geoscience courses



ESRM web page
Contact Steve Palladino for more information.

Core courses:

For information on the GEO courses at Ventura College contact the full-time faculty:

Philip Clinton, Geography/GPS/Oceanography Instructor

Steve Palladino, Geography/GIS/Environmental Science Instructor, Director: GIS & ESRM Programs and Geosciences Chair

Chloe Brandiforte, Geology Instructor

Jennifer Charles-Tollerup, Agriculture Instructor

A little department history: Faculty in 2010

The late Bil Budke, Luke (Emertus Professor), and Steve

Current Part-time faculty members:
Patti Ridenour
Rusty Brown
Connie Christensen
Cindy Lampe
Dawn Robbins
Matt Nordstrom

To Find out more about GIS via the World Wide Web

Last updated August 10, 2017

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