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Natural Resources

About the Program

The Natural Resources curriculum is designed to meet the demand for trained personnel in a broad range of Natural Resources/Environmental Science fields in addition to numerous private organizations. This program is designed for students to complete all college requirements for a Certificate and/or Associate in Sciences Degree. The student may also enter this program with a combination of course work to fit individual needs upon approval of his/her advisor. The student may enroll in a wide selection of course offerings, from on-campus, Internet, and cable television/DVD courses. The college counseling department will preview transcripts.

Associate Degree: Advanced career skills are developed along with General Education classes (60 units required).

Certificate: Course work closely related to entry-level employment opportunities (15-17 units required).

Transfer Information: Transfer-level GE courses aid in advancing to a state college or university.

Refresher Courses: Upgrade skills.

Career Opportunities

Intense pressures are being placed on the Nation's environmental resources as the population increases. This creates an ever-growing demand for trained people to work in forestry, recreation, water, soil, wildlife, and other natural resource/environmental management areas. Career opportunities exist with the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, California Department of Fish and Game, National Park Service, and U.S. Soil Service, as well as numerous private management firms, environmental companies, and land developers, to list a few job possibilities. Employment in any of these areas will provide an opportunity for working in one of the nation's most interesting, diversified and rapidly expanding fields. The work is varied. However, certain basic skills are fundamental.

Contact Information:

Rick Wittsell, Instructor/Advisor
Life Science 131

Department Office: AHPS 251
Department Phone: 530-895-2551
Department Fax: 530-895-2443

Butte College | 3536 Butte Campus Drive, Oroville CA 95965 | General Information 530.895.2511

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