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Conservation Ecology OEC

Conservation Ecology Occupational Endorsement Certificate


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 Endorsment Certificate is designed for upper division undergraduate or recently graduated baccalaureate students to take Alaska specific biology courses that can lead to jobs in biology 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 is 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
Internship in Biological Sciences BIOL A495A 3


For more information, about the certification call 907.235.7743. 

Deborah Tobin
UAA - Kenai Peninsula Campus
Deborah Tobin
Professor of Biology
(907) 235-1607
Bayview Hall (KBBH) 120
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