The Environmental Science and Natural Resources certificate program emphasizes a thorough overview of environmental laws, hands-on experience, regulatory compliance, safety, and Native American perspectives on environmental and natural resource protection and management. The program is designed to meet the needs of tribal, state, and federal environmental and natural resource management entities, particularly those entities working in Native American communities.
The certificate program is designed to provide students with the education and training to obtain entry-level positions as environmental or natural resources technicians. Additional semesters of training and education lead to an A.A.S. degree; this portion of the training deals more with skills needed to assist in managing projects and interpreting data, with emphasis on Native American training needs.
For more information, please view our General Catalog.
Environmental Science and Natural Resources (31 Credits)
|General Education Requirements||Credits|
|ENG-105 Applied Technical Writing||3|
|MTH-113 Technical Mathematics II||3|
|NAV-XXX Diné Studies Course||3|
|CMP-101 Introduction to Computers||3|
|Environmental Science Core Courses|
|ENV-102 Environmental Science I||4|
|GIT-105 Fundamentals of Cartography||3|
|CHM-110 Elements of Chemistry||4|
|ENV-182 Environmental Science II||4|
|BIO-110 Elements of Biology||4|
|Total Required Credit Hours||31|
** Some General Education and ENV courses have a prerequisite. Please check course descriptions for the appropriate prerequisite course(s).
Steven Chischilly, Assistant Professor of Environmental Science
M.S., Biological Science EPO, University of Colorado
B.S., Biological Science, Fort Lewis College
A.S., Agriculture, Fort Lewis College
Dr. Bill Mader, Associate Professor of Environmental Science
Ph.D., Zoology, Brigham Young University
B.S., Wildlife Biology, University of Arizona