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Are you thinking of starting college for the first time, gaining some hands-on skills after completing a baccalaureate degree, or expanding your skills as you move into a new career field? The faculty and staff at Walla Walla Community College can help. The College offers a number of degree and certificate options in Water Technologies & Management:
- Watershed Ecology: two year AAAS Degree or one year Certificate
- Natural Resources Technology & Management: two year AAAS Degree
- Irrigation Technology: two year AAAS Degree or six month Certificate
In addition, we now offer four new 2+2 pathways to Washington State University (complete the first 2 years here and the final 2 years at WSU) in the natural resources area:
- Earth Sciences (AAS-T pathway to WSU)
- Environmental & Ecosystem Sciences (AAS-T pathway to WSU)
- Forestry (AAS-T pathway to WSU)
- Wildlife Ecology & Conservation Sciences (AAS-T pathway to WSU)
Choosing the right college and program is a big decision, but it doesn’t have to be stressful and confusing. Melissa Holecek, the Water Technology & Management Program advisor, can help you navigate the process to find the educational pathway that will allow you to achieve your career goal. When looking at a college, educational quality, job opportunities upon graduation, length of time required to complete a degree, location, and cost are all important considerations.
Our degree programs are designed to meet employer needs, and since Walla Walla Community College was named the top community college in the nation, you don’t have to wonder about the quality of the educational training you’ll receive. The Water Technology & Management Program at Walla Walla Community College can prepare you for many different career opportunities. Graduates of our programs work around the country in outdoor, lab, and office settings. If you have an interest in conservation, nature, agriculture, hiking, electricity, motors, computers, fish, ATVs and/or using your hands, Walla Walla Community College can help you create a successful career.
There are many different types of college programs. The Water Technology & Management Program degrees at Walla Walla Community College emphasize hands-on training opportunities focused on in-demand careers. The program includes six month, two year (AAAS) degree options, and two year transfer (AAST) degree options. AAAS degrees are Associate of Applied Arts and Sciences degrees. Upon completion of this type of degree students have the skills necessary to work in their selected career. Students with this degree typically start at the technician level. AAST degrees are Associate in Applied Science Transfer Degrees. An AAST degree prepares students to transfer to a partner baccalaureate institution like Washington State University. Students complete two years at Walla Walla Community College and two years at Washington State University, so they earn their baccalaureate degree in four years.
The Water Technology & Management Program is about training and job placement. The Annual Natural Resource and Agriculture Job Fair is one way Walla Walla Community College will help you meet employers, get connected, and find the job you want. Thinking Walla Walla Community College might be a good fit for you? Do you have some questions? Click here to continue this conversation with Melissa Holecek, Water Technology & Management advisor.