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Conservation Ecology OEC

Conservation Ecology Occupational Endorsement Certificate

Overview

Explore Alaska and gain an edge over the competition with a fast-track career certificate in Conservation Ecology at KPC's Kachemak Bay Campus in Homer, Alaska. This Occupational Endorsement Certificate is designed for upper division undergraduate or recently graduated baccalaureate students to take Alaska-specific biology courses that can lead to jobs in related career fields.

Students will learn about conservation ecology in a hands-on environment. Through internships and seminars, students will work with government and non-profit professionals that are doing real-time data collection in environmental conservation. Technicians, biologists, and observers all play critical roles in maintaining healthy ecosystems and meeting the needs of communities.

Potential job opportunities for graduates may include:

  • Marine Biologist
  • Stream Technician
  • Wildlife Biologist
  • Environment Scientist
  • Botanical Field Technician
  • Ecological Restoration Team Leader
  • Aquatic Ecologist
  • Field Research Assistant
  • Natural Resource Technician 
  • Naturalist

 Certificate Requirements 


Course Name Course Number Number of Credits
Conservation Biology BIOL A473 3
Exploration Ecology BIOL A483 2
Exploration Ecology Field Study BIOL A484 4
Global Climate Change  GEOL A190 3
Seminar Biological Science: Special Topics Conservation Ecology  BIOL A490 1
Internship in Biological Sciences BIOL A495A 3

Program Advisor


For more information, about the certification call 907-235-7743. 

Deborah Tobin
KPC Kachemak Bay Campus
Deborah Tobin
Professor of Biology
ddtobin@alaska.edu
(907) 235-1607
Bayview Hall (KBBH) 120
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