The Academic Subject Certificate in Bio-Resources and Technology: Bio-Resource Development and Management will prepare students for careers in environmental science/studies and qualify them to transfer to Bachelor of Science degree programs. Knowledge and training in Bio-Resource Development and Management will be an asset to the productive and efficient use of natural resources for promoting sustainable management of our environment.
This certificate consists of 26 credits. See course descriptions for prerequisites.
Upon successful completion of this certificate, students will be able to:
- Integrate basic environmental science concepts with traditional and modern resource management practices in recommending environmental management decisions
- Exhibit best management practices when extracting and utilizing natural resources
- Design and implement an environmental study
- Effectively use laboratory and field instrumentation to collect data
- Analyze and interpret environmental data
- Write an objective technical report involving the presentation and analysis of environmental data
Required Courses (14 credits)
*BIOL 171/171L & 172/172L (General Biology I & II plus labs; 8 credits total) may replace BIOL 101. BIOL 171/171L & 172/172L are highly recommended for those students intending to major in an environmental science discipline at a four-year institution.
*ERTH 101 (Dynamic Earth; 3 credits) may replace GEO 101.
*Students may also replace the BIOL 124/124L requirement with BIOL 172/172L provided they take BIOL 265/265L in Elective Set 2.
Elective Set 1 (6 credits)
Choose six (6) credits from the following
Elective Set 2 (6 credits)
Environment and Ecology
Choose six (6) credits from the following:
*BIOL 265/265L and GEO 101L are highly recommended for those students intending to enroll in a baccalaureate-level environmental science program.