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2021-2022 Catalog SVC 
2021-2022 Catalog SVC [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Environmental Conservation, AAS-T

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The Environmental Conservation program is designed to meet the growing need for environmental and natural resource technicians within the natural resources and parkland areas. The effects from landscape uses such as forestry, agriculture, and urban development are the main focus of this degree. Graduates are employed by federal, state, county, and city governments, tribal entities or businesses managing natural resources. Employment by non-profit organizations is also on the rise. 

Sample Career Options

Degree Intent and Transfer Options

Upon completion, Workforce degrees and/or certificates are intended to give students the skills needed to move directly into employment. While these degrees are not intended to transfer to a university, students will be eligible to apply for admissions to Skagit Valley College’s Bachelor of Applied Science - Applied Management (BASAM) degree  and in some cases, could transfer to other schools. If you are interested in continuing your education by entering a bachelor’s degree program, please work closely with your Academic Advisor and Department Chair.

Program Map

Program Maps are an integral part of the Planning Guide. Each Program Map includes a recommended quarterly sequence of courses for a full-time student to earn this degree within two years. The courses align with the appropriate number of credits to meet degree requirements and is designed to help you create an individualized, customized Educational Plan, required of all SVC students. Please consult with an SVC Advisor to schedule courses and develop your personal Educational Plan.

114 credits

First Year

Total Credits: 17

Total Credits: 17

Total Credits: 20

Summer Quarter

Total Credits: 6

Second Year

Total Credits: 15

Total Credits: 19

Total Credits: 20


* Learning Community (5-10 credits) or 5 credits of General Education (natural sciences, social sciences, or humanities) from AA-DTA distribution/ENVC elective, plus Integrative Experience (IE). Must be outside of technical area, approved by Department Chair. Please see INDEX regarding Learning Communities.

† Students who do not receive an appropriate test score will require additional coursework to develop necessary skills for entry into class.

ENVC 199  may be taken at any time during the two-year program with Department Chair approval.

^ Electives must be chosen from within Environmental Conservation , the sciences, or Geographic Information Systems .

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