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Submitter's Information


Neville Slade




Inland Empire/Desert


Victor Valley College

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Todd Scott

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Program Details

Program Title

Natural Resource and Environmental Technology Certificate of Achievement

Submission Type

New Program

TOPs Code

Natural Resources (011500)

Projected Start Date


Catalog Description

This certificate prepares students for the emerging "green" careers in industry and with natural resource management agencies such as: The Natural Resource Conservation Service, US Forestry Service, National Park Service, The Bureau of Land Management, and other air and water management agencies. Students will learn the scientific concepts and skills needed to become technicians in: water and soils conservation, habitat restoration, ecological field data collection and interpretation, geospatial technologies, biodiversity management, and sustainable agriculture practices.

Enrollment Completer Projections

15-20 completers p/a

Program Proposal Attributes

Program Award Type(s) (Check all that apply)
  • Certificate of Achievement: 16 or greater semester (or 24 or greater quarter) units (C)
Program Goal

This certificate is an essential part of the Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resource (ASNR) Pathway that supports careers in natural resource management, land-use management, water management, geospatial and environmental technologies that are needed in our regional labor market. Focus will be on the implementation of industry- relevant classes, labs and technology.  The ASNR Pathway will prepare students with the education and workforce skills needed to enter rapidly evolving career fields in the many diverse careers in the sustainable management of our natural resources. The scope and type of these career opportunities is driven by the fact that California, the United States and the world are rapidly reaching a crisis situation in the management and conservation of natural resources. The most important issues concern food,water, minerals, energy, air quality, land-use, biodiversity, climate change,and ecological stability.  Individuals that are trained in agriculture sciences, environmental technologies and natural resource management, will be perfectly positioned to address these issues and take advantage of emerging workforce trends.

Course Units and Hours

Total Certificate Units (Minimum and Maximum)

17 to 20

Units for Degree Major or Area of Emphasis (Minimum and Maximum)


Total Units for Degree (Minimum and Maximum)


Course Report

Program Requirements Narrative

Students are required to take all classes in Group 1 and select one class from Group II


Program Requirements

Group I - The following classes must be completed:

16 Units

AGNR 74 A Sustainability Community Leadership Practices        1

AGNR 74 B Biodiversity Management and Technology                1

AGNR 170 Environmental Science and Sustainability                 4

AGNR 170 L Environmental Science Laboratory                           1

AGNR 172 Natural Resource Remote Sensing & GIS                   3

AGNR 173 Watershed Management and Restoration                   3

AGNR 177 Principles of Wildlife Management                            3


Group II - One of the following must be completed:

 1, 3 or 4 Units

AGNR 74 C Recycling and Solid Waste                                         1

AGNR 74 D Habitat Restoration                                                                                                      AGNR 74 E Sustainable Agriculture Practices                               1

AGNR 74 F Sustainable Building and Energy                                1

AGNR 121 Introduction to Environmental Horticulture               3

AGNR 122 Plant Propagation and Greenhouse Production           3

AGNR 123 Plant Science                                                             3

AGNR 131 Introduction to Soil Science                                        4

AGNR-COOP 138 Cooperative Education Agriculture                3

AGNR 141 Plant Materials and Usage II                                       3

AGNR 152 Irrigation and Water management                              3                                                AGNR 171 Introduction to GIS in Natural Resources                   3

AGNR 175 Sustainable Agriculture, Environment and Society    3

BIOL 100 General Biology                                                           4

CT 142 Renewable Energy Fundamentals                                     3

FIRE 109 Wild-land Fire Control                                                   3

POLS 206 Environmental Policy and Natural Resource Man                        3


 Total Units 17, 19 or 20

 Program Learning Outcomes:

1. Apply the scientific concepts and technological skills that support natural resource management

2. Implement natural resource management best practice,to solve natural resource management issues

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Published at

09/27/19 - 03:19 PM



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Diann Thursby Super User   ·  10/15/19

Received regional recommendation at 10-14-19 IEDRC Deans Meeting.


Neville Slade   ·  09/27/19

Also have LMI data for Environmental Technology- Neville Slade