The West Coast GeoTechnology Training Center (GTTC) is located in the
Geology Department on the campus of the California State University Bakersfield.
It is modeled after similar centers sponsored by the American Association of
Petroleum Geologists in Houston, Midland and Dallas, Texas and Golden, Colorado. The center's purpose is to provide local and cost-effective training in
UNIX and PC-based workstation skills necessary to succeed in today's petroleum
exploration and production market. Because most training centers for petroleum
software are located in Texas and Colorado, the West Coast GTTC provides a
cost-effective alternative for local professionals and students to receive software
training without incurring prohibitive per diem expenses involved in traveling to
more remote training centers. ArcView GIS training is also available at the center.
Through our relationships with our corporate partners and government agencies,
we are able to provide educational advantages no other public university west of
the Rockies can provide. Our petroleum geology professors have oil industry
experience and are well respected by their peers. And our small classes assure
you of great access to our professors. Further, U.S. Department of Labor statistics show that geoscience majors are much more likely to land jobs in their
field than any other traditional science majors.
Courses Moved to April~