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Students learn about options in Environmental Science, Environmental Studies and Environmental Resources at College of the Siskiyous in Weed, CA.

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  1. 1. Welcome! Introduction to Green Career Options Pathways for growing jobs, careers, communities...
  2. 2. “ Never has there been a time when the skills of understanding and working with our natural resources have been so important .” <ul><li>~ Randy Lawrence, President, College of the Siskiyous </li></ul>
  3. 3. Center of Excellence for the California Community College’s Economic and Workforce Development Program Study <ul><li>According to their [green job] research, all sectors of industry will be increasingly looking for skilled employees with education in applied environmental sciences and technology as business changes its practices more and more toward conserving energy and managing resources more effectively, sustainability, and reducing costs. </li></ul>
  4. 4. COS Programs <ul><li>Environmental Science* </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental Studies* </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental Resources Program </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Resource Technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Power Generation Technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sustainable Communities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>* In development </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Environmental Science* * In development <ul><li>AS Degree-Transfer </li></ul><ul><li>Preparing students for further study or a career in Environmental Science by providing them with broad knowledge of the physical and life sciences with an emphasis on their applications to environmental science and giving them local real-world experience in the field. </li></ul>
  6. 7. Fall 2010 Classes Environmental Science
  7. 8. Environmental Studies* * In development <ul><li>AA Degree-Transfer </li></ul><ul><li>Preparing students for further study or a career in environmental studies by providing them with a broad social sciences framework that allows them to interpret complex environmental and social issues. </li></ul>
  8. 10. Fall 2010 Classes Environmental Studies
  9. 11. <ul><li>Program Purpose </li></ul><ul><li>Providing students with education, hands-on training, and exploration of the relationships between people and natural systems for sustainable jobs, careers, and communities. </li></ul>
  10. 12. <ul><li>Three interrelated programs </li></ul><ul><li>Advisory Committees with Businesses, Resource Agencies, non profit organizations and Community membership for each program </li></ul><ul><li>Special career pathway opportunities for grades 7 to 12 </li></ul><ul><li>Internship Programs and Work Experience </li></ul><ul><li>Community Workshops and Lecture Series </li></ul>
  11. 13. Environmental Resources Program <ul><li>Resource Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Power Generation Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainable Communities </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  12. 14. Resource Technology ERRT <ul><li>Certificate 28.5 units </li></ul><ul><li>Certificate 33.5 units </li></ul><ul><li>AS Degree </li></ul>To provide students with education and hands-on training to equip them with the skills needed for a job and/or career in environmental resources management.
  13. 15. Resource Technology Jobs & Careers <ul><li>Timber Management Companies </li></ul><ul><li>Cal Fire </li></ul><ul><li>California Forest Association </li></ul><ul><li>California State Parks and Recreation </li></ul><ul><li>US Forest Service </li></ul><ul><li>California Department of Agriculture </li></ul><ul><li>NOAA fisheries </li></ul><ul><li>CAL EPA </li></ul><ul><li>California Department of Fish and Game </li></ul><ul><li>Northwest Center for Sustainable Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Peace Corps </li></ul><ul><li>US Fish and Wildlife Service </li></ul><ul><li>Soil Conservation Service </li></ul><ul><li>Private Consultants </li></ul><ul><li>Bureau of Land Management </li></ul>
  14. 17. Fall 2010 Classes Resource Technology
  15. 18. Dendrology
  16. 19. Power Generation Technology ERPG <ul><li>Certificate 6 units </li></ul><ul><li>Certificate 39 units </li></ul><ul><li>AS Degree </li></ul>Providing students with the skills and education necessary to gain employment in either the steam or electrical generation industry. Industry members benefit from the success of the program by the increase in qualified individuals who apply for vacancies at our facilities.
  17. 20. Power Generation Technology Jobs and Careers <ul><li>Entry level jobs in the steam and electrical power generation and distribution industry </li></ul><ul><li>Power plant operations </li></ul><ul><li>Control, monitor and maintain boilers, turbines, and generators in power-generating plants </li></ul><ul><li>Monitor instruments to regulate electricity flows </li></ul>
  18. 22. Fall 2010 Classes Power Generation Technology
  19. 23. Sustainable Communities ERSC <ul><li>Certificate 20 units </li></ul><ul><li>AS Degree </li></ul>Providing students with skills and in-depth exploration of the interdependent relationships between people and natural systems in preparation to start sustainable small businesses, jobs, and careers.
  20. 24. Sustainable Communities Jobs & Careers <ul><li>Small businesses </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainability planning </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainability training </li></ul><ul><li>Renewable energy technician </li></ul><ul><li>Farming </li></ul><ul><li>Energy auditing </li></ul><ul><li>Ranching </li></ul><ul><li>Gardening </li></ul><ul><li>Green Building </li></ul><ul><li>Biofuels Production </li></ul><ul><li>Transportation </li></ul><ul><li>Alternative Fuels </li></ul><ul><li>Water, Wastewater & Waste Management   </li></ul><ul><li>Outdoor recreation & adventure leadership </li></ul>
  21. 26. Fall 2010 Classes ERSC
  22. 27. Fall 2010 Classes ERSC Continued
  23. 28. Outdoor Adventure Leadership
  24. 29. Greening Your World
  25. 30. Green Futures Program <ul><li>Unique one-year grant to provide green jobs to 18-24 year olds </li></ul><ul><li>Up to 400 paid internship hours from June 2010-June 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>STEP, Inc., and Northern California Resource Center </li></ul><ul><li>Student applications-determine eligibility </li></ul><ul><li>Work site applications </li></ul>
  26. 34. COS Counseling Department <ul><li>AS degree requirements </li></ul><ul><li>How counseling can help you chose the right program for your interests </li></ul>
  27. 35. Thank you for Coming! <ul><li>Join Us </li></ul><ul><li>Register at </li></ul><ul><li>Call for more information 530-938-5305 </li></ul>