Environmental Science is an interdisciplinary program designed to prepare students for transfer or the workplace in a variety of fields including natural resources, forestry, geographic information systems, and sustainability. We offer a variety of courses and several opportunities for students to participate in research projects in collaboration with UMD, USDA Forest Service, NASA, and others. Our graduates go on to pursue educational opportunities in the field as well as enter the workforce.
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Completing a two-year degree in Environmental Science at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College is the perfect preparation for advancing to a professional program at a four-year institution and a satisfying career. A two-year degree from FDLTCC provides a solid foundation for upper-division study at a four-year institution, or graduates may choose to directly enter the professional workforce.
A broad range of courses leading to many environmental and natural resources professions is available at FDLTCC. The two-year Environmental Science curriculum will benefit students interested in the career areas listed below, as well as most other environmental-related professions: aquaculture, biology, conservation management, ecology, environmental science, forestry, fisheries and wildlife management, geology, marine biology, natural science research, park ranger/recreation, pollution control, soil science, surveying, water quality, veterinary medicine, zookeeping.
Environmental Science graduates can look forward to a steadily expanding job market. Current labor market information indicates a need for professionals trained in Environmental Science. Students seeking careers related to natural sciences and the environment may work toward an Associate of Science degree or an Associate of Arts degree with an Environmental Science emphasis at FDLTCC.
Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College Advantages
Environmental Science students have the advantage of learning in state-of-the-art science laboratories, computer labs and classrooms. FDLTCC has established an Environmental Institute on campus to coordinate research projects and educational opportunities related to environmental science.
In addition, FDLTCC conducts field research on the 2,100-acre Environmental Study Area, an area of wild land located less than five minutes from the main campus. The U.S. Department of Agriculture Soil Science Center of Excellence on campus provides learning, work, and research opportunities for students entering environmental fields.
Students have liberal access to computer resources while enrolled at FDLTCC. Well-qualified faculty and the multi-cultural environment at the college offer opportunities that no other college can provide. A certificate or degree from FDLTCC is greatly valued and respected by prospective employers.
For people who already have some college experience, it may be possible to complete the program in less time. Classes are offered during the day and evening hours, providing the opportunity to create a flexible schedule. Small class sizes, on-campus child care, and student organizations are added bonuses at FDLTCC.
Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College created the Environmental Institute concept on campus to actively promote the educational and cultural growth of the community in studies covering natural resources and the environment. Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College uses the Environmental Institute in environmental resource areas to follow all points of the College’s mission and coordinate ongoing education, research, outreach, and other activities. This emphasis allows Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College to fulfill its status as a United States Land Grant Institution by “being a people’s college and solving problems which benefit people.”
The Environmental Institute is determined to be a catalyst for positive change in our community. Visit the Environmental Institute’s Facebook page for current happenings.
FDLTCC students have extensive opportunities to participate in Fond du Lac Band, NASA, US Department of Agriculture, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the University of Minnesota, and more.