COLLEGE AND CAREER ACCESS PATHWAY IN APPLIED ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
Earn college credits during the school day (Period 3 for 2016-2017)
Earn a college career certificate during high school
Get a jump start on college
Take CSU transferable courses
Activity based field trips
Sem 1 AGNR 170 Environmental Science and Sustainability
Sem 2 CT 142 Renewable Energy
2017-2018 (tentative schedule)
Sem 1 AGNR 172 Geospatial Technology 1
Sem 2 AGNR 173 Watershed Management and Restoration
Students successfully completing the courses above will earn a natural resource management technician certificate.
Additional courses at VVC may also lead to the following certificates:
Agricultural and Natural Resources Career Exploration Certificate
Geospatial Technician Certificate
Water Resource Management Certificate
Renewable Energy Certificate
AGNR 170 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND SUSTAINABILITY
UNITS 4.0 CSU
A study of the applied natural sciences that support the sustainable use and conservation of the world’s natural resources including: soil, water, forests, minerals, plant and animal life. Focused on implementing sustainability principles to balance environmental policy, economic stability and social equity to manage modern problems in resource use and global environmental issues. Emphasis on the citizen's role in conservation with particular attention to California conditions.
CT 142 RENEWABLE ENERGY
UNITS 3.0 CSU
This course explores methods of generation and use of renewable energy. Topics include renewable fuel based generators, fuel cells, wave and tidal generation, geothermal, wind turbines, photovoltaic, barometric pressure, and hydroelectric generation. Course also covers active and passive solar heating and cooling, alternate fuel vehicles and electric transportation.
AGNR 172 NATURAL RESOURCE REMOTE SENSING AND GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS (GIS)
UNITS 3.0 CSU
This course examines geographic information systems (GIS) in an interdisciplinary approach for analysis and decision making in diverse natural resource industries. Aerial photographs, global positioning systems (GPS) and satellite imagery will be used to interpret, recognize and delineate vegetation types, land management practices, wildlife habitat, water resource management and other significant environmental parameters.
AGNR 173 WATERSHED MANAGEMENT AND RESTORATION
UNITS 3.0 CSU
An introduction to the methods, techniques, and tools used to restore and enhance watershed health. This class focuses on water resource management in the West Mojave Desert and makes appropriate linkages to the critical nature of water management in California and around the world. Students explore the economic, political, social, and environmental pressures that must be balanced in providing sustainable water supplies. Students learn the scientific principles that support habitat restoration, groundwater management, soil erosion prevention, and water quality.
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