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Astronomy

Students at any college can earn an award (degree or cert) in any of these programs. However, students may need to complete certain courses at other colleges within the District.

Program Overview

Humans are made to explore. As a student of the Astronomy program, you will get to explore space — from our sister planets in the solar system to the farthest reaches of the universe. Our experienced instructors will teach you where aliens might exist in our galaxy and how to actively search for them today. You'll study our current generation of space probes and how stars are created, live their lives and die, then give birth to the next generation of stars. You will also study black holes — where space and time itself is twisted and warped. As part of the Astronomy program, you will gain hands-on experience using telescopes and computer software to learn the actual techniques used to discover all of these things.

The Astronomy program will provide the necessary foundation to succeed in careers in the life, physical, environmental, and social sciences and related teaching positions.

You could be a part of what you've only dreamed about in science fiction. Join the Astronomy program today and discover the explorer in you.