Mar 03, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

Natural Resources Certificate (NATR-CC)

Location(s): Northwestern Connecticut

CT State Community College Catalog 2023-2024

  • New students enrolling for the first time in Fall 2023 will begin as students of Connecticut State Community College under this catalog. 
  • Continuing students from one of the 12 community colleges will be transitioned into a CT State program in this catalog as of the start of the Fall 2023 term.
  • The policies, courses and programs described are applicable as of the Fall 2023 term and may be updated as circumstances require.

The certificate offers students an opportunity to earn a credential while taking courses in their major field of study. It also supports the Natural Resources AS Degree at the Northwestern Campus. All courses in the certificate are embedded in the program and are geared to allow students to explore a variety of topics in natural resources while gaining exposure to both fieldwork and real-world applications of concepts learned in class. In addition, individuals with this certificate may be able to find work in entry-level positions with conservation organizations, private companies, or similar entities in natural resources.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Apply scientific methodology to a question.
  • Discuss experimental design and statistical analysis.
  • Describe cellular, organismal, microbiological, and ecological principles of biology.
  • Analyze population and community dynamics, ecosystem function, and systems thinking.
  • Evaluate important natural resources as well as regional and global environmental concerns.
  • Describe how science and risk assessment inform decision-making
  • Identify the importance of wicked problems, resilience, and adaptive management in planning.
  • Prepare for a career in Natural Resources, Environmental Science, or a related field

Total Credits: 17-18