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Grow your skills at Clackamas Community College

If you enjoy working with your hands, collecting data and analyzing results -or want to ensure a healthy environment for everyone - a natural resources program may be what you're looking for.

Step out of the classroom and into the great outdoors. Whether it's using drones to plot land maps, fighting fires, growing plants, creating beautiful landscapes, or ensuring the community has clean water, our natural resources programs are hands on and designed to give you real-world experience in the field.

Natural Resources Programs

Associate of Science (AS) and Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degrees - Two Years to Complete

Certificate Programs - One Year to Complete

Career Pathway Certificates of Completion Programs - Less Than One Year to Complete

Transfer to a four-year university

Common Natural Resources Transfer Majors

  • Horticulture

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Get Started in Natural Resources

You don't have to have your career goals figured out yet. Start with foundations like the Natural Resources Exploration class and see where a Clackamas Community College education in natural resources can take you. 

Step 01

Apply and Get Started at CCC

It only takes a few steps to apply to CCC, apply for financial aid and get started on your path to academic success.

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Step 02

Contact One the Natural Resource Advisor Before Registering for Courses

Natural Resources advisor:

Kara Leonard

Step 03

Begin with courses that will help you reach your academic and career goals

Whether you have a career in mind or are just starting to explore your interest in natural resources, you can save time and money by starting with courses that can take you anywhere. Create a strong foundation for any horticulture, water and environmental technology or wildland fire/forestry program or a transfer degree at Clackamas Community College by starting with the courses below.

Beginning CoursesTerms Typically Offered InCredits
FYE-101 First Year Experience Level IFall, winter, spring 2
EFA-101N Introduction to Natural ResourcesNot every term1
HOR-111 Horticulture Practicum/FallFall2
FRP-130 Introduction to Wildland Firefighting (S-130/S-190/ICS-100/IS-700/L-180) OR
FRP-101 Basic Forest Management and FRP-102 Basic Forest Management Lab
Fall, spring (FRP-130), Fall (FRP-101/102)2-4
WET-110 Wastewater Operations I OR
WET-111 Waterworks Operations I
Fall (WET-110), fall (WET-111)3

View the course catalog for more information about Natural Resources courses. View the schedule for times and locations of upcoming courses.

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