El Paso Community College
El Paso Community College is a five-campus institution serving around 35,000 students. Designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), approximately 95% of the student population is Hispanic. The geological sciences department at EPCC consists of 5 full-time faculty and more than a dozen adjunct faculty. and offers an Associate of Science in Geological Science. At any given time there are about 60 students who have declared a major with an average of 3-4 graduates per year.
Support for Diverse Students
Designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), approximately 95% of the student population is Hispanic. More information on the SOLARIS program to help support students through preparation and transfer to the University of Texas El Paso is available on the Supporting Minority Students at EPCC page.
Preparing Future Teachers
Participation in Interdisciplinary Programs
Serving the Campus Community
- Geology: The Foundation of Everyday Life
Essay by Rob Rohrbaugh for the 2013 SAGE2YC workshop Supporting Student Success in Geoscience at Two-year Colleges
- Engaging Students Through Research at a 2YC
Essay by Joshua Villalobos for the 2012 SAGE2YC workshop Preparing Students in Two-year Colleges for Geoscience Degrees and Careers
- Increasing Participation in the Geosciences at El Paso Community College
Essay by Joshua Willalobos for the 2010 workshop The Role of Two-Year Colleges in Geoscience Education and in Broadening Participation in the Geosciences