PROTECT THE EARTH AND YOUR COMMUNITY

Group digging holes for plant restoration.
Group planting new vegetation at a restoration site.

Overview

Oxnard College now offers the AS-T in Environmental Science.  Environmental Science and Resource Management (ESRM) courses offer you the opportunity to learn how to protect your community from hazards, monitor and restore the natural environment, and educate others.  For more information, contact Professor Jim Danza, jdanza@vcccd.edu, (805) 678-5209.

ESRM focuses on a scientific perspective, (physical, chemical, and biological processes) within the Earth system, the interactions between humans and these processes, and the role of science in finding sustainable solutions. 

Topics include ecological principles, biodiversity, climate change, sustainability, renewable and non-renewable energy, water resources, air and water pollution, and solid waste management.  Field Trips are part of the learning experience.

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Careers include:

Environmental Scientist                                      
Urban Planner
Conservationist/Restoration Specialist
Environmental Policy Advocate/Law
Educator/Researcher
Water/Environmental Quality Monitor
Environmental Impact Scientist/Writer
Government Regulator
Commissioner
Land/Range Manager|Park Ranger
Tour Guide

Opportunities:

Analyze Environmental impacts
Mapping/Geographical Information Systems
Urban Design
Study human/ environmental interface
Geo-political analysis
Academics/Research

The program of study below will ready you for an exciting future!

ESRM Courses

Course Title Units Notes
ESRM R100 Intro to Environmental Science 3 Recommended
ESRM R100L Intro to Environmental Science Lab 1 Recommended
ESRM R160 Intro to Research in Natural Resource Management 4 Optional

 

Notes:

ESRM R100 is strongly recommended for students transferring to CSUCI to meet upper division prerequisites for ESRM courses and to review the broad range of topics in the ESRM career field.  

ESRM R100L is proposed to begin in Spring 2020 which will include laboratory and field techniques.

For more information, contact:
Jim Danza, Associate Professor of Environmental Science and Geography
(805) 678-5209
jdanza@vcccd.edu

Professor Jim Danza