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Environmental ATA Degrees Suggested Schedule







AAS/T in Aquatic/Terrestrial Emphasis

First Year

Second Year

* Students who do not receive an appropriate test score will require additional coursework to develop necessary skills for entry into class. (ENGL 170 can be substituted for ENGL& 101) (WMATH 100 can be substituted for WMATH& 146)

** or BIOL 133

*** or ENGL& 235

**** ENVC 199 may be taken at any time during the two year program with Department Chair approval.

***** Electives must be chosen from within ENVC, the sciences, or GIS.

****** One Learning Community or Integrative Experience (5 to 10 credits) required. Must be outside of technical area, approved by Department Chair. Please see INDEX regarding Learning Communities and Integrative Experiences.

******* or CMST& 220

NOTE: Student schedule may vary based on entry point, credit load, and prerequisites. Consult with department chair or SVC counselor for scheduling options. Also see Geographic Information Systems for a related certificate.

AAS/T in Marine Emphasis

First Year

Second Year

* Students who do not receive an appropriate test score will require additional coursework to develop necessary skills for entry into class. (ENGL 170 can be substituted for ENGL& 101) (WMATH 100 can be substituted for WMATH& 146)

** or BIOL 205

*** One Learning Community or Integrative Experience (5 to 10 credits) required. Must be outside of technical area, approved by Department Chair. Please see INDEX regarding Learning Communities and Integrative Experiences.

**** or CMST& 220

***** or ENGL& 235

NOTE: Student schedule may vary based on entry point, credit load, and prerequisites. Consult with department chair or SVC counselor for scheduling options. Also see Geographic Information Systems for a related certificate.

ATA in Parks Resources Management Emphasis

First Year

Second Year

* Electives must be chosen from within ENVC, the sciences, or GIS.

** Students who do not receive an appropriate test score will require additional coursework to develop necessary skills for entry into class. (ENGL 170 can be substituted for ENGL& 101) (MATH& 146 can be substituted for WMATH 100)

*** or BIOL 133

**** ENVC 199 may be taken at any time during the two year program with Department Chair approval.

***** CJ 241, 242, 243, 244, and 245 satisfies General Education requirements (LC/GE) and PE 200.

****** If not taking the PLEA courses (CJ 241, 242, 243, 244, and 245), the student must take a minimum of 12 credits approved by the Dept. Chair. Electives must be chosen from within ENVC, the sciences or GIS.

******* Learning Community (5 to 10 credits) or 5 credits of General Education (culture, natural world or arts). Must be outside of technical area, approved by Department Chair.

******** or ENVC 232

********* or CMST& 220

NOTE: Student schedule may vary based on entry point, credit load, and prerequisites. Consult with department chair or SVC counselor for scheduling options. Also see Geographic Information Systems for a related certificate.

AAS/T ENVC Agreement w/UW and U of Idaho

First Year

Second Year

* Learning Community (5 to 10 credits) or 5 credits of General Education (social sciences, natural sciences or humanities). Must be outside of technical area, approved by Department Chair. Please see INDEX regarding Learning Communities.

** Students who do not receive an appropriate test score will require additional coursework to develop necessary skills for entry into class.

*** or BIOL 133.

**** ENVC 199 may be taken at any time during the two-year program with Department Chair approval.

***** ENVC Elective(s) 3 to 5 credits.

****** or ENGL& 235

NOTE: The School of Environmental and Forest Sciences, College of the Environment, University of Washington, and the College of Natural Resources at the University of Idaho have approved the transfer of students who complete the listed sequence of courses.

ATA in Water/Wastewater Treatment Technician

First Year

Second Year

* Students who do not receive an appropriate test score will require additional coursework to develop necessary skills for entry into class. (ENGL 170 can be substituted for ENGL& 101) (MATH& 146 can be substituted for WMATH 100)

** or CHEM& 110

*** ENVC 199 may be taken at any time during the two year program with Department Chair approval.

**** or ENVC 225

***** or CMST& 210

****** Learning Community (5-10 credits) or 5 credits of General Education (culture, natural world or arts). Must be outside of technical area, approved by Department Chair. Please see INDEX regarding Learning Communities.

NOTE: This ATA prepares the student for entry level positions in water and wastewater treatment facilities – industrial as well as municipal that demand skills in several subject areas. In addition, the student will be exposed to general work place skills required in today’s work environment.

Bachelor of Applied Science in ENVC (BASEC)

First Year

Second Year

NOTE: The Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Environmental Conservation (BASEC) builds on the existing AAST degree in Environmental Conservation at Skagit Valley College or other comparable AAST degrees in natural resources. Students are primarily accepted to start during fall quarter.