The mission of the Geography department is to emphasize the importance of places and the links between them in the past, the present, and the future in a way that fosters intellectual development in students. These links include such things as geographic information systems (GIS), cartography, environment, natural resources, communities, and cultures.


Carl Sack
PhD, University of Wisconsin – Madison
MS, University of Wisconsin – Madison
BS, Northland College


My favorite thing about FDLTCC is the people. I’ve met fantastic students, faculty and staff who go above and beyond what I expected.

It is awesome here at the FDLTCC Education Program because it is like a family here, if you need help or are struggling with anything, you have quite a few people who will help you out.

I chose FDLTCC because of its size and the curriculum. When I first came here in 2019, I was just looking for what I needed to volunteer, perhaps in a crisis shelter. I met with Don Jarvinen, and the rest is history.