2019-2020 Catalog 
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2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Ecological Restoration Certificate of Achievement

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The Ecological Restoration Certificate prepares students to use basic and applied ecological concepts to reclaim and/or restore natural processes and functions to disturbed ecosystems. As the only available technical certificate in Ecological Restoration in Southern California, the program emphasizes application of restoration techniques to monitor, assess, preserve, and restore ecosystems while providing students a solid foundation in local natural history, ecological concepts, ecological disturbances, and an understanding of natural resource management policy.

Students completing the certificate will be prepared to pursue professional opportunities such as restoration ecologist, environmental restoration planner, field technician, or similar with organizations including government (US Forest Service, National Park Service, California State Parks), corporate (ecological/environmental consulting firms), and non-profit (nature centers, community-based restoration, land trusts and conservancies).

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete this program will be able to:

  • Describe the major restoration techniques and identify the benefits and limitations of each approach.  
  • Develop a restoration plan for a specific site.                     
  • Identify the regulatory and technical requirements for monitoring restoration sites.

Total Units for the Certificate: 22-28

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