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Study Geology In Alaskan Outback With COC

COClogoThis summer, College of the Canyons students will have the opportunity to earn transferable units in the awe-inspiring Alaskan outback during a six day educational adventure from Fairbanks to Anchorage and everywhere in between.

The COC educational travel program’s six day, five-night trip to Alaska will depart Sunday, July 10, and return Friday, July 15. The cost of the trip is approximately $3,100 and includes:

  • Round-trip transportation
  • Five nights hotel accommodation
  • Daily breakfast and dinner
  • A full-time tour guide
  • Side trips to unique destinations and attractions
  • Local sightseeing tours led by licensed guides

During the trip students will also have access to a variety of educational enrichment opportunities designed to complement the COC credit courses Geology 106: The Geology of National Parks and Monuments; and Photography 140: The History of Photography.


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All coursework associated with this trip is applicable to the college’s geology associate degree program. In addition, the course Geology 106 is CSU transferable and Photography 140 is UC transferable. Students will be responsible for paying any registration fees associated with these courses, in addition to travel costs.

“Alaska is 375 million acres of pristine wilderness, 13 percent of which is preserved as National Parks,” said Vincent Devlahovich, chair and associate professor of the college’s Geology/Geography department. “There is no better place in the country to study photography and geology in a field setting. This will be an amazing educational experience you will never forget.”

Trip organizers will host information meetings about the trip at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 1, and 6 p.m. Monday, March 7, in Boykin Hall, Room 109, located on the college’s Valencia campus.

The deadline to register for this educational opportunity is Friday, March 18.

For more information about the College of the Canyons educational travel program’s summer trip to Alaska please contact Vincent Devlahovich at (661) 362-3658 or vincent.devlahovich@canyons.edu.