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Academic Subject Certificate in Bio-Resources and Technology: Bio-Resource Development & Management


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The ASC 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 will consist of 26 credits. See course descriptions for prerequisites.

Program Outcomes

  • 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.

** GG 101 (Introduction to Geology; 3 credits) may replace GEOG 101.

** Students may also replace the BIOL 124/124L requiremtne with BIOL 172/172L provided they take BIOL 265/265L in Elective Set 2.

Elective Set 1 - Technology, Utilization, and Management: 6 credits

Elective Set 2 Environment and Ecology: 6 credits

* BIOL 265/265L and GEOG 101L are highly recommended for those students intending to enroll in a baccalaureate-level environmental science program.