College of Marin

Introduction

About The College

Established in 1926, College of Marin is one of 113 public community colleges in California. There are two campuses to serve you in beautiful Marin County. The Kentfield Campus is located approximately 11 minutes north of the Golden Gate Bridge at 835 College Avenue in Kentfield. The Indian Valley Campus is located minutes away on a spectacular 333 acre site on Ignacio Boulevard in Novato, CA.

Accreditation

College of Marin is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education.

Student Life

Approximately 13,000 students enroll annually in the College's many outstanding credit, noncredit, and community education classes. The College has earned a reputation as a quality educational institution providing a pathway for achievement and success for students of all ages and from all walks of life.

In order to provide students with the opportunities they need, and to ensure that students achieve their specific goals and objectives, the College offers Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degree programs. College of Marin participates in guaranteed admissions to specific University of California campuses. Each year many international students who have completed studies at College of Marin have successfully transferred to UC Berkeley, UCLA, and UC Davis, among others. In addition, the College has a Transfer Center, which is staffed for the purpose of helping students research transfer and admissions requirements.

The College provides thirty-three career technical education programs (CTE), as well as providing basic skills, English as a Second Language (ESL) education, and community education classes. The College's CTE programs provide the necessary skills for success in a globally competitive workforce environment. Whether the goal is career advancement, career change, or entering the workforce for the first time, College of Marin offers a range of programs to help students succeed.

Academic Departments

College of Marin's commitment to educational excellence is rooted in providing equitable opportunities and fostering success for all members of our diverse community by offering preparation for transfer to four-year colleges and universities, associate degrees and certificates, English as a second language and lifelong learning.

We currently provide academic programs in the following departments:

  • Allied Health Sciences
  • Behavioral Sciences
  • Business Information Systems
  • Career Technical Education
  • Communication
  • Counseling
  • Early Childhood Education and Child Development
  • English/Humanities/Philosophy
  • Fine/Visual Arts
  • Life and Earth Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Performing Arts
  • Physical Education, Kinesiology, and Athletics
  • Physical Sciences
  • Social Sciences
  • World Languages and Cultures
This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

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Courses

English as a Second Language (ESL) Course

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Kentfield Novato

Noncredit ESL classes are designed for adults in the community who want to improve their English to survive in an English-speaking community, to get or keep a job, or to prepare for academic courses. Credit ESL classes are offered for college credit to students at intermediate to advanced proficiency levels. [+]

English as a Second Language Noncredit ESL Classes Noncredit ESL classes are designed for adults in the community who want to improve their English to survive in an English-speaking community, to get or keep a job, or to prepare for academic courses. Day, evening and Saturday classes are available for beginning to low-intermediate proficiency levels on both the Kentfield and Indian Valley campuses as well as in San Rafael and Novato. Students must take a noncredit assessment test before registering. These classes are free. For more information call: (415)485-9642. Credit ESL Classes Credit ESL classes are offered for college credit to students at intermediate to advanced proficiency levels. Classes at each level focus on grammar, speaking/listening, reading/vocabulary or writing. Early registration is strongly advised. To enroll in credit ESL classes, students must take a College of Marin ESL Student Success Workshop that includes placement testing, counseling and orientation before enrolling in classes. Students may call the ESL Office or the Counseling Office to sign up for a workshop. For more information, call (415)485-9642. [-]

Intensive English Course

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Kentfield Novato

The Intensive English Program is designed for foreign students and residents preparing to enter American colleges or universities. [+]

Intensive English Program The Intensive English Program is designed for foreign students and residents preparing to enter American colleges or universities. Classes meet 20 hours per week for 16 weeks and provide instruction in all English skills and TOEFL preparation, as well as an introduction to other academic disciplines. The Intensive English Program is fee-based and is offered at the Indian Valley Campus only. Part-time programs(6 or 12 hours) are available for residents, as well as shorter eight-week programs. Students do not receive college credit for the program. [-]

Associate Degree

Associate of Arts in Anthropology

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Kentfield Novato

Anthropology is a scientific discipline concerned with all aspects of humankind: human biology and genetics; ancestral fossils and evolutionary processes; primates; cultures of the world, language and customs; crossÅ]cultural marriage and family processes; prehistory and archaeology; art, healing, religion and technology. [+]

Anthropology is a scientific discipline concerned with all aspects of humankind: human biology and genetics; ancestral fossils and evolutionary processes; primates; cultures of the world, language and customs; crossÅ]cultural marriage and family processes; prehistory and archaeology; art, healing, religion and technology. Because it is such a diverse discipline, you may find anthropologists uncovering our early ancestors in Africa, excavating a pyramid in Central America, studying peoples in New Guinea or in San Francisco, collecting information on orangutans in Southeast Asia, and advising business and government on customs in India. Career Options Archaeologist, Consultant, Criminologist, Cultural Anthropologist, Ethnologist, Forensic Scientist, Genetic Counselor, Governmental Consultant, Industrial Consultant, International Business, Journalist, Linguist, Marketing Specialist, Museum Curator, Park Naturalist/Ranger, Peace Corps/Vista Worker, Physical Anthropologist, Prehistorian, Primatologist, Public Health Worker, Researcher, Scientific Illustrator, Social Worker, Teacher, Technical Writer, Tour Organizer, United Nations Advisor, Zoo Curator, Zoologist. [-]

Associate of Arts in English

Campus or Online Full time Part time September 2017 USA Kentfield Novato + 1 more

We are committed to helping students learn to understand, interpret, and analyze a variety of texts from different ages, social contexts, and genres. We ask our students to examine, question and consider multiple perspectives that confirm and challenge their own views, a process by which students learn to express their own opinions and incorporate reliable information and opinions of others. [+]

We are committed to helping students learn to understand, interpret, and analyze a variety of texts from different ages, social contexts, and genres. We ask our students to examine, question and consider multiple perspectives that confirm and challenge their own views, a process by which students learn to express their own opinions and incorporate reliable information and opinions of others. Our current course offerings immerse students in approaches to writing and reading that are firmly grounded in contemporary theory. We hope that students join us as careful discerning readers, incisive writers, critical scholars, scholarly critics, and innovative thinkers who draw connections between the intellectual activities of the classroom and the world. Course offerings in the English department are designed to guide students toward a number of closely-related goals: to develop critical thinking abilities, to be aware and appreciative of their own and other cultures; and to pay disciplined, informed, and critical attention to language in print and visual media as well as in their own writing. [-]

Associate of Arts in Geography

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Kentfield Novato

There is a wide diversity of careers that geography offers. Possible avenues for specialization include business, government, teaching, cartography, conservation, land use, photogrammetry, climatology, soil and agriculture, urban and regional planning, resource evaluation, industrial location sites, and marketing research. [+]

There is a wide diversity of careers that geography offers. Possible avenues for specialization include business, government, teaching, cartography, conservation, land use, photogrammetry, climatology, soil and agriculture, urban and regional planning, resource evaluation, industrial location sites, and marketing research. Career Options Cartographer, City Planner, Computer Mapper, Geographic Analyst, International Economist, Land Officer, Location Analyst, Map Curator, Market Researcher, News and Travel Magazine Editor, Soil Conservationist, Teacher, Transportation Planner Transfer Students planning to transfer to a four-year institution should complete the lower division major requirements and general education pattern for the appropriate transfer institution and major. Exact major requirements for UC and CSU institutions can be found on www.assist.org. Please see a counselor for more information as curriculum requirements may vary among transfer universities A.S. in Geography The Geography Program provides transfer, general education, general interest courses, as well as an Associate in Science degree. Please note: Students may take English 120, 120SL, or 150 to complete the Associate degree. Transfer students, however, are advised to complete English 150. All students should consult a counselor. All new college students are required to participate in Testing, Orientation, and meet with a counselor, unless they are exempted. The Orientation is designed to help prepare you to be successful at the College of Marin and to reach your educational goals. [-]

Associate of Arts in Music

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Kentfield Novato

Students enter college with various experience and backgrounds in music. Furthermore, they take music courses with a variety of goals in mind. Consequently, while several of our offerings are open to everyone, passing our Music Placement Test (MPT) or a standardized audition is required for more advanced classes. [+]

Students enter college with various experience and backgrounds in music. Furthermore, they take music courses with a variety of goals in mind. Consequently, while several of our offerings are open to everyone, passing our Music Placement Test (MPT) or a standardized audition is required for more advanced classes. Most music classes require that a student have some skill with music notation. Music 106 is designed to provide this theoretical background. In addition, a potential music major or minor must be able to listen analytically to classical music. Music 101 serves this purpose. The Music Placement Test is advised for those who feel they have sufficient background and therefore don’t need to take preliminary courses. There are a variety of skills and abilities required of the music major who transfers from College of Marin to complete upper division work elsewhere. Consequently, coursework at the Kentfield Campus has been divided into as many component parts as possible to enable students to work at their level in each area. The following chart illustrates each component part of the music major package at various levels. It is not necessary for students to be at the same level in each area. In fact, it is to students’ advantage to be ahead a semester or two in piano and ear training. However, since it is to students’ disadvantage to get ahead in theory without developing the listening, physical, and analytical skills, it is urged that the theory components be taken after all other components at the same level, if not taken concurrently. [-]

Associate of Arts in Psychology

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Kentfield Novato

The course offerings are designed to familiarize students with the facts, theories, and contemporary trends in psychology and human development and how these principles can be incorporated into a meaningful understanding of oneself. For students intending to major in psychology, there are several areas of concentration and career options. [+]

The course offerings are designed to familiarize students with the facts, theories, and contemporary trends in psychology and human development and how these principles can be incorporated into a meaningful understanding of oneself. For students intending to major in psychology, there are several areas of concentration and career options. Career Options Activities Director, Administrator, Advertising Account Executive, Art Therapist, Child Psychologist, Clinical Psychologist, Community Mental Health Worker, Correctional Officer, Counselor, Customer Service Representative, Drug/Alcohol Counselor, Employee Relations Specialist, Employment Interviewer/Counselor, Experimental Psychologist, Industrial Psychologist, Manpower Development Specialist, Market Research Analyst, Marriage, Family and Child Counselor, Minister, Personnel Specialist, Probation/ Parole Officer, Program Director, Psychiatric Social Worker, Psychiatric Technician, Psychiatrist, Psychometrist, Public Health Educator, Public Relations Representative, Recreation Specialist/ Therapist, Rehabilitation Counselor, Research Assistant, Residential Counselor, Sales Representative, School Psychologist, Special Education, Speech Pathologist/Therapist, Statistician, Training Specialist, Welfare Worker, Youth Organization Leader Transfer Students planning to transfer to a four-year institution should complete the lower division major requirements and general education pattern for the appropriate transfer institution and major. Exact major requirements for UC and CSU institutions can be found on www.assist.org. Please see a counselor for more information as curriculum requirements may vary among transfer universities. All new college students are required to participate in Testing, Orientation, and meet with a counselor, unless they are exempted. The Orientation is designed to help prepare you to be successful at the College of Marin and to reach your educational goals. [-]

Associate of Arts in Sociology

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Novato Kentfield

Sociology explores the patterns in human behavior and tries to make sense out of the many forces in society that shape individual lives. Courses in sociology provide the tools and intellectual frameworks students can use to better understand the society in which they live. [+]

Sociology explores the patterns in human behavior and tries to make sense out of the many forces in society that shape individual lives. Courses in sociology provide the tools and intellectual frameworks students can use to better understand the society in which they live. Career Options Administrator, Adoptions Worker, Affirmative Action Officer, Camp Counselor, Community Outreach Worker, Consumer Research Assistant, Corrections Officer, Criminologist, Crisis Counselor, Demographer, Drug/Alcohol Counselor, Eligibility Worker, Employee Relations Assistant, Employment Interviewer, FBI Agent, Geriatric Specialist, Intake Interviewer, Marriage, Family, and Child Counselor, Penologist, Police Officer, Probation/Parole Officer, Program Director, Psychiatric Social Worker, Recreation Therapist, Rehabilitation Counselor, Research Worker, Residential Counselor, Social Ecologist, Social Service Aide, Social Statistician, Social Worker, Sociologist, Teacher, Volunteer Coordinator, Welfare Worker, Youth Organization Leader Transfer Students planning to transfer to a four-year institution should complete the lower division major requirements and general education pattern for the appropriate transfer institution and major. Exact major requirements for UC and CSU institutions can be found on www.assist.org. Please see a counselor for more information as curriculum requirements may vary among transfer universities. All new college students are required to participate in Testing, Orientation, and meet with a counselor, unless they are exempted. The Orientation is designed to help prepare you to be successful at the College of Marin and to reach your educational goals. [-]

Associate of Science in Architecture

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Kentfield Novato

Mankind has been designing and building permanent structures for about twelve thousand years, and these structures have come to dominate the environment that most people inhabit. The architect faces an exciting challenge: to understand the sometimes competing needs of individuals and groups, the need to protect our natural environment, the technical requirements of buildings and structures, the role of economics, and the importance of designing projects that not only meet these quantifiable needs but that also inspire and delight us. [+]

Mankind has been designing and building permanent structures for about twelve thousand years, and these structures have come to dominate the environment that most people inhabit. The architect faces an exciting challenge: to understand the sometimes competing needs of individuals and groups, the need to protect our natural environment, the technical requirements of buildings and structures, the role of economics, and the importance of designing projects that not only meet these quantifiable needs but that also inspire and delight us. In the twenty-first century, the value of green/sustainable design is becoming more and more obvious and is an important part of our curriculum. We also offer rich classes in architectural design, drafting and presentation, architecture as a profession, computer aided design, and history of architecture. Courses in the Architecture Department are designed to serve students who aspire to transfer to other schools of architecture by giving them a sound basis in critical thinking and fundamental knowledge of the discipline, to offer a two year degree option for those who wish to achieve a solid base of knowledge and skills for work in architecture or related fields, and to present learning opportunities to those whose interest in architecture is directed toward more personal rather than career goals. Career Options Architect, Architectural Designer, Architectural Illustrator, Architectural Model Maker, Architectural Product Developer, Architectural Specification Writer, Construction Manager, Director/Administrator of Architectural Firm, Interior Architect, Landscape Designer, Professor of Architecture, Researcher, Structural Engineer, Theater Set Designer, Urban Planner. Transfer Students planning to transfer to a four-year institution should complete the lower division major requirements and general education pattern for the appropriate transfer institution and major. Exact major requirements for UC and CSU institutions can be found on www.assist.org. Please see a counselor for more information as curriculum requirements may vary among transfer universities. A.S. in Architecture The associate degree program in Architecture is designed to prepare students for work in architecture, architectural drafting and illustration, construction, and other fields where knowledge of architectural history, design, and communication is useful. Some courses are available online with no on-campus attendance required. [-]

Associate of Science in Computer Information Systems (CIS)

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Kentfield Novato

The Computer Information Systems curriculum is designed to provide education for computer-related careers, professional advancement, and transfer preparation. Courses provide “hands-on-computer use that emphasizes the development of the skills necessary for employment and personal use of computers. Program specialties include desktop network, desktop publishing, microcomputer manager, and microcomputer programmer. [+]

The Computer Information Systems curriculum is designed to provide education for computer-related careers, professional advancement, and transfer preparation. Courses provide “hands-on-computer use that emphasizes the development of the skills necessary for employment and personal use of computers. Program specialties include desktop network, desktop publishing, microcomputer manager, and microcomputer programmer. Career Options Computer Sales Representative, Computer Software Specialist, Desktop Publishing Specialist, Hardware and Software Consultant, Help Desk Technician, Microcomputer Applications Specialist, Microcomputer Manager, Microcomputer Software Support Technician, Network Technician, Programmer, Systems Administrator, Systems Integrator Transfer Students planning to transfer to a four-year institution should complete the lower division major requirements and general education pattern for the appropriate transfer institution and major. Exact major requirements for UC and CSU institutions can be found on www.assist.org. Please see a counselor for more information as curriculum requirements may vary among transfer universities. A.S. in Computer Information Systems, Occupational (Certificates of Achievement in Desktop Network Specialty, Desktop Publishing Specialty, Microcomputer Manager Specialty, and Microcomputer Programmer Specialty are awarded. Skills Certificates in Desktop A+ Centered, Microsoft Office Database Specialist, Microsoft Office Specialist, Network Security, Print Production, and Web Programming are also awarded.) Study in the field of Computer Information Systems is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions. Specialty programs include Desktop Network Specialty, Desktop Publishing Specialty, Microcomputer Manager Specialty, and Microcomputer Programmer Specialty. [-]

Associate of Science in Computer Science

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Kentfield Novato

Computers play an integral role in many professional fields today: architecture and design, graphics and animation, writing and editing, physical and social sciences, research and medicine, and many more. In computer science classes, students learn skills and applications that prepare them to enter the field as a software or hardware programmer, an application designer, or as an expert end-user. [+]

Computers play an integral role in many professional fields today: architecture and design, graphics and animation, writing and editing, physical and social sciences, research and medicine, and many more. In computer science classes, students learn skills and applications that prepare them to enter the field as a software or hardware programmer, an application designer, or as an expert end-user. Career Options Administrator, Applications Engineer, Automation Specialist, Computer Customer Service Representative, Computer Hardware Specialist, Computer Sales Representative, Computer Software Specialist, Database Specialist, Electronics Engineer, Information Analyst, Operations Research Analyst, Programmer, Project Engineer, Systems Designer, Systems Management Engineer, Systems Programmer, Systems Research Manager, Systems Scientist, Teacher Transfer Students planning to transfer to a four-year institution should complete the lower division major requirements and general education pattern for the appropriate transfer institution and major. Exact major requirements for UC and CSU institutions can be found on www.assist.org. Please see a counselor for more information as curriculum requirements may vary among transfer universities. A.S. in Computer Science With the rapid growth of computer and related technologies, preparation for a career in the computer sciences involves a course of study in the areas of basic science, mathematics and electrical engineering. There are two educational programs available to students interested in the computer sciences. The two areas are: (1) electrical engineering and computer science; and, (2) information science and software engineering. All students should consult a counselor. All new college students are required to participate in Testing, Orientation, and meet with a counselor, unless they are exempted. The Orientation is designed to help prepare you to be successful at the College of Marin and to reach your educational goals. [-]

Associate of Science in Court Reporting

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Kentfield Novato

The Court Reporting Program is designed for students interested in acquiring the skill necessary to secure employment as verbatim reporter in our courts of law and legal and business offices. [+]

The Court Reporting Program is designed for students interested in acquiring the skill necessary to secure employment as verbatim reporter in our courts of law and legal and business offices. Career Options Convention Reporter, Court Reporter, Deposition Reporter, Freelance Reporter, Hearing Reporter The College of Marin Court Reporting Program was started in 1975 and is recognized by the Court Reporters Board of California: In order for a person to qualify from a school to take the State Licensing Examination, the person shall complete a program at a recognized school. For information concerning the minimum requirements that a court reporting program must meet in order to be recognized, contact: the Court Reporters Board of California, 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Sacramento, CA 95833. 916.263-3660 A.S. in Court Reporting, Occupational, Machine Shorthand Option in Legal or Medical Secretary, Scopist, Medical Transcriptionist, or Text Entry Specialist The Machine Shorthand Option is offered only at the Indian Valley Campus. This curriculum offers the student an opportunity to prepare for careers as a legal or medical secretary, scopist for court reporters, medical transcriptionist, or text entry specialist. The courses will also partially fulfill the Certified Shorthand Reporters Board requirements to “qualify” to take the State Certified Shorthand Reporters Examination. An Associate in Science degree in Court Reporting, Machine Shorthand Option is earned by completing the courses listed below and the College of Marin graduation requirements. A Certificate of Achievement is awarded for satisfactory completion of all courses required for the major. Arrangements must be made by the student for the rental or purchase of a shorthand machine. The total length of time it takes to complete the machine shorthand skill requirements varies with each student. All new college students are required to participate in Testing, Orientation, and meet with a counselor, unless they are exempted. The Orientation is designed to help prepare you to be successful at the College of Marin and to reach your educational goals. [-]

Associate of Science in Early Childhood Education

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Novato Kentfield

The Early Childhood Education Program is designed to prepare students to become teachers or directors in children’s centers, nursery and preschools, prekindergartens, infant-toddler programs, employer-supported children’s centers, extended daycare or family day-care programs. [+]

The Early Childhood Education Program is designed to prepare students to become teachers or directors in children’s centers, nursery and preschools, prekindergartens, infant-toddler programs, employer-supported children’s centers, extended daycare or family day-care programs. Career Options Teacher, Head Teacher, or Director of: Children’s Centers, Employer- Supported Children’s Centers, Extended Day Programs, Family Day-Care Programs, Infant-Toddler Programs, Nursery and Preschools, Parent Cooperative Nursery Schools, Prekindergarten Programs Transfer Students planning to transfer to a four-year institution should complete the lower division major requirements and general education pattern for the appropriate transfer institution and major. Exact major requirements for UC and CSU institutions can be found on www.assist.org. Please see a counselor for more information as curriculum requirements may vary among transfer universities. A.S. in Early Childhood Education, Occupational (Certificate of Achievement awarded. Skills Certificate in Early Childhood Education Core also awarded.) To obtain an Associate in Science degree with a major in Early Childhood Education, students need to complete the required courses, as well as general education courses and graduation requirements. A Certificate of Achievement is also awarded (see “Early Childhood Education Certificate of Achievement Requirements”). In addition, a Skills Certificate is earned by satisfactory completion of the required courses. (See “Early Childhood Education Core Skills Certificate Requirements”.) Students who wish to enter the Early Childhood Education Program are advised to call or contact the program coordinator. Transfer students, however, are advised to complete English 150 and 151 or 155. All students should consult a counselor. [-]

Associate of Science in Engineering

Campus Full time Open Enrollment USA Kentfield Novato

No profession has as many diverse specialties and applications as engineering. Few other professions offer the challenge, financial rewards, and opportunity to make a contribution to the betterment of our environment and standard of living as engineering. There are many specialties in engineering and within each area there are countless subdivisions. Our technology has grown so pervasive and complex that each facet of an engineering problem demands a specific type of training and expertise. [+]

No profession has as many diverse specialties and applications as engineering. Few other professions offer the challenge, financial rewards, and opportunity to make a contribution to the betterment of our environment and standard of living as engineering. There are many specialties in engineering and within each area there are countless subdivisions. Our technology has grown so pervasive and complex that each facet of an engineering problem demands a specific type of training and expertise. Career Options Aerodynamicist, Agricultural Engineer, Ceramic Engineer, Chemical Engineer, Civil Engineer, Customer Service Representative, Designer, Drafter, Electrical Engineer, Electronics Engineer, Field Service Engineer, Industrial Engineer, Management Analyst, Marine Engineer, Materials Scheduler, Mechanical Engineer, Metallographer, Metallurgical Engineer, Mining Engineer, Nuclear Engineer, Operations Analyst, Petroleum Engineer, Production Manager, Project Director, Research Scientist, Safety Engineer, Sales Engineer, Surveyor, Systems Analyst, Technical Illustrator, Tester, Welding Technician Transfer Students planning to transfer to a four-year institution should complete the lower division major requirements and general education pattern for the appropriate transfer institution and major. Exact major requirements for UC and CSU institutions can be found on www.assist.org. A.S. in Engineering The Kentfield Campus offers a two-year, lower division Engineering Core Program which, when satisfactorily completed, allows the student to transfer to an engineering program at the four-year college or university. After completing the lower division engineering curriculum, it is common to complete a Bachelor’s degree in two years at the four-year school. Student Learning Outcomes After completing the Engineering A.S. Degree or the Engineering Transfer Program, all students should have developed the following abilities: an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility an ability to communicate effectively the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning a knowledge of contemporary issues an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice. These outcomes are modelled after the ABET 2008-2009 Criteria for Accrediting Engineering Programs, required by all accredited Enginering programs in the U.S. Success Students in all of the Math, Science, and Engineering transfer programs at College of Marin benefit from: Small class sizes Dedicated and highly qualified instructors A supportive learning environment High academic standards Well designed curriculum Accessibility to instructors outside class Support services such as counseling, free tutoring, open computer labs, etc. Historically, the COM Engineering Program has been very successful in adequately preparing students to succeed after transfer. Many of our former students have not only completed their Bachelor’s Degrees, but have gone on to complete graduate degrees in Engineering and to obtain their Professional Engineer’s Licenses. All new college students are required to participate in Testing, Orientation, and meet with a counselor, unless they are exempted. The Orientation is designed to help prepare you to be successful at the College of Marin and to reach your educational goals. [-]

Associate of Science in Environmental Landscaping

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Kentfield Novato

Environmental landscaping is more than making the world around us a beautiful place. It’s about creating environments that function practically and in harmony with nature. It’s growing plants, designing the spaces, and installing the landscapes. [+]

Environmental landscaping is more than making the world around us a beautiful place. It’s about creating environments that function practically and in harmony with nature. It’s growing plants, designing the spaces, and installing the landscapes. The courses are designed to meet the needs of both the home gardener and the professional gardener wanting to gain more knowledge in environmental landscaping. The field is appealing to those wanting to work in outdoor occupations, as well as those who like to work with high-tech equipment. This curriculum is designed so that graduates, depending on their interest, abilities, and achievement, may qualify for employment in a wide variety of capacities. Career Options Arboriculture (Tree Care), Commercial Landscape Management, Environmental Planning, Interiorscape Design and Maintenance, Landscape Design and Installation, Landscape Irrigation, Landscape Salesperson, Nursery Specialist/Propagator, Park Supervision, Residential and Estate Maintenance, Retail Nursery Sales, Wholesale Nursery Production Transfer Students planning to transfer to a four-year institution should complete the lower division major requirements and general education pattern for the appropriate transfer institution and major. Exact major requirements for UC and CSU institutions can be found on www.assist.org. Please see a counselor for more information as curriculum requirements may vary among transfer universities. A.S. in Environmental Landscaping, Occupational (Certificate of Achievement in Landscape Construction and Design Concepts Specialty, Landscape Maintenance Specialty, and Nursery Management Specialty also awarded) This curriculum is designed so that graduates, depending on their interests, abilities, and achievement, may qualify for employment in a wide variety of capacities. [-]

Associate of Science in Geology

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Novato Kentfield

Geologists are curious about the world in which they live. The earth is their laboratory. Geology is the fundamental discipline used to explain the natural earth systems that shape our changing planet. Today the majority of geoscientists are employed in the environmental fields, but many are also employed in the exploration for and production of natural resources. [+]

Geologists are curious about the world in which they live. The earth is their laboratory. Geology is the fundamental discipline used to explain the natural earth systems that shape our changing planet. Today the majority of geoscientists are employed in the environmental fields, but many are also employed in the exploration for and production of natural resources. Career Options Aerial Photo Interpreter, Earth Historian, Environmental Geologist, Exploration Geophysicist, Field Geologist, Geochemist, Geological Engineer, Geological Technician, Geology Drafter, Hydrologist, Laboratory Research Worker, Map Editor, Meteorologist, Mining Geologist, Oceanographer, Paleontological Assistant, Paleontologist, Park Naturalist, Petroleum Geologist, Petrologist, Prospector, Research Scientist, Scientific Illustrator, Sedimentologist, Seismologist, Soils Engineer, Teacher, Technical Writer, Tester, Weather Observer Transfer Students planning to transfer to a four-year institution should complete the lower division major requirements and general education pattern for the appropriate transfer institution and major. Exact major requirements for UC and CSU institutions can be found on www.assist.org. Please see a counselor for more information as curriculum requirements may vary among transfer universities A.S. in Geology While students may take classes at both campuses, the majority of courses required for the major are offered at the Kentfield Campus. Please note: Students are required to complete English 150 for the Associate degree. All students should consult a counselor. All new college students are required to participate in Testing, Orientation, and meet with a counselor, unless they are exempted. The Orientation is designed to help prepare you to be successful at the College of Marin and to reach your educational goals. [-]

Associate of Science in Machine and Metals Technology

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Kentfield Novato

Study in the field of machine and metals technology is designed as preparation for entrance into metalworking occupations. Graduates may enter the fields dealing with industrial production, prototype construction, special die work, or research and development. [+]

Study in the field of machine and metals technology is designed as preparation for entrance into metalworking occupations. Graduates may enter the fields dealing with industrial production, prototype construction, special die work, or research and development. The courses in welding are designed to provide opportunity for the development of skills, knowledge, and experience for employment in the occupation and as auxiliary experience for persons in other majors. Career Options Certified Welder, Lathe Operator, Machinist, Machinist Apprentice, Mechanical Technician, Numerical Control Operator, Production Welder, Tool and Die Maker, Tool Company Representative, Welder Fabricator, Welding Technician Certificate of Achievement in Machine and Metals Technology, Occupational This program is offered only at the Indian Valley Campus. A Certificate of Achievement is awarded for satisfactory completion of all courses. To receive an Associate of Science degree, a student must complete a total of 60 units and fulfill all major general education and graduation requirements. Students should see a counselor to arrange a program of study. Please note: Students may choose English 120, 120SL, or 150 to complete the Associate degree. Transfer students, however, are advised to complete English 150. All students should consult a counselor. [-]

Associate of Science in Multimedia Studies

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Kentfield Novato

The course offerings are designed to familiarize students with the facts, theories, and contemporary trends in psychology and human development and how these principles can be incorporated into a meaningful understanding of oneself. For students intending to major in psychology, there are several areas of concentration and career options. [+]

The course offerings are designed to familiarize students with the facts, theories, and contemporary trends in psychology and human development and how these principles can be incorporated into a meaningful understanding of oneself. For students intending to major in psychology, there are several areas of concentration and career options. Career Options Activities Director, Administrator, Advertising Account Executive, Art Therapist, Child Psychologist, Clinical Psychologist, Community Mental Health Worker, Correctional Officer, Counselor, Customer Service Representative, Drug/Alcohol Counselor, Employee Relations Specialist, Employment Interviewer/Counselor, Experimental Psychologist, Industrial Psychologist, Manpower Development Specialist, Market Research Analyst, Marriage, Family and Child Counselor, Minister, Personnel Specialist, Probation/ Parole Officer, Program Director, Psychiatric Social Worker, Psychiatric Technician, Psychiatrist, Psychometrist, Public Health Educator, Public Relations Representative, Recreation Specialist/ Therapist, Rehabilitation Counselor, Research Assistant, Residential Counselor, Sales Representative, School Psychologist, Special Education, Speech Pathologist/Therapist, Statistician, Training Specialist, Welfare Worker, Youth Organization Leader Transfer Students planning to transfer to a four-year institution should complete the lower division major requirements and general education pattern for the appropriate transfer institution and major. Exact major requirements for UC and CSU institutions can be found on www.assist.org. Please see a counselor for more information as curriculum requirements may vary among transfer universities. All new college students are required to participate in Testing, Orientation, and meet with a counselor, unless they are exempted. The Orientation is designed to help prepare you to be successful at the College of Marin and to reach your educational goals. [-]

Associate of Science in Physics

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Kentfield Novato

The study of physics is extensive. It includes such fields as astronomy, optics, nuclear and high-energy physics, acoustics, solid state physics, biophysics, and geophysics. The career physicist may stand on a missile-launching pad, go beneath the sea or ascend into the upper atmosphere. Today, however, nuclear physicists represent the largest single group of full-time employed physicists. [+]

The study of physics is extensive. It includes such fields as astronomy, optics, nuclear and high-energy physics, acoustics, solid state physics, biophysics, and geophysics. The career physicist may stand on a missile-launching pad, go beneath the sea or ascend into the upper atmosphere. Today, however, nuclear physicists represent the largest single group of full-time employed physicists. Career Options Acoustic Physicist, Air Pollution Specialist, Astronomer, Astrophysicist, Atomic Physicist, Biophysicist, Chemical Engineer, Civil Engineer, Consumer Safety Officer, Electrical Engineer, Electronic and Molecular Physicist, Electro-Optical Engineer, Environmental Studies Specialist, Food and Drug Inspector, Geophysicist, Industrial Research and Development Specialist, Instrument Designer, Inventor, Laboratory Assistant, Material Researcher, Mechanical Engineer, Metallurgist, Nuclear Physicist, Operations Researcher, Patent Examiner, Pharmacologist, Physical Chemist, Physics Research Technician, Quality Control Specialist, Solid State Physicist, Statistician, Systems Analyst, Teacher, Technical Writer, Theoretical Physicist, Thermodynamics Physicist Transfer Students planning to transfer to a four-year institution should complete the lower division major requirements and general education pattern for the appropriate transfer institution and major. Exact major requirements for UC and CSU institutions can be found on www.assist.org. Please see a counselor for more information as curriculum requirements may vary among transfer universities. A.S. in Physics The physics major is offered only at the Kentfield Campus. Please note: Students are required to complete English 150 for the Associate degree. All students should consult a counselor. [-]

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