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Program Description

The Soil Conservation Technician certificate provides students with the concepts, methods, and applications of field work in soil conservation.  Emphasis is on techniques in data collection by following industry protocols for proper collection of reliable data, and quality assurance procedures.  The students will be prepared to collect soil samples, record keeping, by using web maps and web field applications.  In addition to performing field work, the technicians will complete tasks such as compilation and review of collected data, database management, and data analysis, in collaboration with or in support of certified professionals.


  • Ecology 10 (4 units)
  • Intro to GIS (3 units)
  • Web GIS (3 units)
  • Water Resources (3-4 units)
  • Study Design and Field Studies (3 units)

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