Jun 16, 2024  
2023-2024 WWCC College Catalog 
    
2023-2024 WWCC College Catalog

Environmental & Ecosystem Sciences


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http://www.wwcc.edu/wtmee

Program available at/via: [Walla Walla]

Department Overview: Environmental and ecosystem sciences focus on the interactions of physical, chemical, and biological conditions of natural and human modified environments, with the goal of solving growing environmental challenges. Practitioners work to apply science and find solutions to environmental, resource conservation, and sustainability issues, and to manage and preserve natural areas and ecosystems. Students in this program will complete the basic science and related courses needed to transfer to WSU to pursue discipline-specific upper-level courses.

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

Program Level Outcomes:

  • An understanding of discipline-specific terminology and methods.
  • An ability to use discipline-specific tools and/or techniques correctly.
  • Critical thinking skills necessary in water and natural resources, including problem solving skills and the use of data.
  • The ability to research, interpret, and communicate concepts.
  • An understanding of the relationships between course concepts and society, including the impact of course-specific technology.

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

Industry Description:

Environmental and ecosystem sciences focus on the interactions of physical, chemical, and biological conditions of natural and human modified environments, with the goal of solving growing environmental challenges. Practitioners work to apply science and find solutions to environmental, resource conservation, and sustainability issues, and to manage and preserve natural areas and ecosystems. Students in this program will complete the basic science and related courses needed to transfer to WSU to pursue discipline-specific upper-level courses.

Transfer options also exist in Earth Sciences, Forest Ecology & 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.

Courses

    Environmental Science (CCN)

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