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Environmental Conservation

Have you always wanted to work in the natural environment? Interested in studying and managing our wildlands, lakes, rivers and coastal waters, managing for parks and recreation lands, or focusing on the impacts caused by urbanization, forestry practices or agriculture. Enroll in SVC's Environmental Conservation program and begin your career!

Program Options

SVC's program has a wide variety of options to meet your needs, whether you are a working professional or brand new to the field.
Associate in Technical Arts degrees in five areas of focus

  • Environmental Conservation - Aquatic/Terrestrial Emphasis, AAS-T
  • Environmental Conservation - Marine Emphasis, AAS-T
  • Environmental Conservation – CEFS, UW and CNR, UofI, AAS-T
  • Environmental Conservation – Water/Wastewater Technician Emphasis, ATA
  • Environmental Conservation - Parks Resource Management Emphasis, ATA

College Transfer Agreement option

  • University of Washington, College of Environmental and Forest Sciences, College of the Environment
  • University of Idaho, College of Natural Resources
  • Western Washington University, Fairhaven College
  • The Evergreen State College


  • Environmental Conservation Studies
  • Water/Wastewater Treatment Technician Certificate


  • Geographic Information Systems Certificate
  • Basic Wetland Delineation Certificate
  • Advanced Wetland Delineation Certificate
  • Individual Technical Certificate, designed to meet marketable objectives, approved by the department chair

Upgrade Certificates

  • Wildlife
  • Ecological Restoration
  • Water Quality
  • Fisheries

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Department Contact

Dr. Claus Svendsen
Department Chair

Email Claus