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Geological Resources

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.

University Transfer

If you decide you want to complete a geology degree, or a degree in a related field, such as geography, geophysics, geochemistry or engineering, you can transfer your (60) credits to SFU or another research university in B.C. 

For information on admission requirements, courses, intake dates and more, visit the Program and Course Catalogue.


For more information on Earth Science courses, please visit the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences or email