Feb 28, 2024  
2023-2024 WWCC College Catalog 
    
2023-2024 WWCC College Catalog

Earth Sciences


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http://www.wwcc.edu/earthsciences

Program available at/via: [Walla Walla]

Department Overview: Earth science is geology and more; it provides foundational knowledge of how our planet works and applies knowledge of the natural process of global change to understanding our current environmental conditions. Practitioners engage with some of our most challenging problems, such as responsible exploration for and extraction and use of our natural resources, understanding consequences of global climate change, and reducing human suffering and property loss from natural hazards.

Transfer options also exist in Environmental & Ecosystem Sciences, Forest Ecology and Management and Wildlife Ecology & Conservation Science.

Program Level Outcomes:

  • Provide the natural resource and irrigation industries with highly trained, fully employable, skilled technicians.
  • Develop relationships and/or partnerships with existing natural resource and irrigation organizations and agencies to provide continuing education opportunities for industry practitioners.
  • Provide industry work experience during the educational process, giving students exposure to the actual application of natural resource protection and recovery methods and irrigation principles and practices.
  • Provide campus labs, classrooms, equipment and general facilities utilizing cutting edge technologies and practices.
  • Provide highly trained instructors who have significant field experiences as successful practitioners in this industry.

Degrees: This degree provides the science and general education courses needed for students who are planning a future transfer to major in Earth Sciences at Washington State University (WSU).Students who complete the AAS-T requirements will begin with junior standing at WSU.

Industry Description: Earth science is geology and more; it provides foundational knowledge of how our planet works and applies knowledge of the natural process of global change to understanding our current environmental conditions. Practitioners engage with some of our most challenging problems, such as responsible exploration for and extraction and use of our natural resources, understanding consequences of global climate change, and reducing human suffering and property loss from natural hazards.

Transfer options also exist in Environmental & Ecosystem Sciences, Forest Ecology and Management and Wildlife Ecology & Conservation Science.

Entrance Requirements:

Students can start fall, winter, spring, or summer quarter. WWCC has an open admissions process. It’s free to apply and everyone who applies is accepted. Applications are accepted year-round! Apply online.

Other Information: For additional information including regional employment data, completion rates, student characteristics, and employment see http://www.careerbridge.wa.gov.

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