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Conservation Technology, AAS Degree

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Offered at ECC (Code: EVCST)

The Conservation Technology program is designed to prepare students for immediate employment associated with conservation, agriculture, or environmental science. Graduates are now working as park rangers, conservationists, naturalists, and teachers.

Plan of Study

Humanities - Credit Hours: 3

(courses approved for AA)

Social/Behavioral Science - Credit Hours: 3

(courses approved for AA)

Total Credit Hours: 20

Total Credit Hours: 36

Must Select 9 Credit Hours

Select a total of nine credits from the following list. Courses are organized based on possible career options.

Transfer Related Electives

  • 3 credit(s)
  • 4 credit(s)
  • Humanities Course - Select second Humanities course from (approved courses for AA): 3 credits
  • Social/Behavioral Science - Select second Social/Behavioral Science course from (approved courses for AA): 3 credits

Total Credit Hours: 9

Total Required Hours: 65

Courses Approved for AA



No more than 6 credits from one prefix. LIT courses not on this list will satisfy this requirement and transfer to all three Iowa Regent Universities as Humanities electives.

Math and Science

Must include at least one math and one lab science course.

Computer Education

Physical Education

Student Development


All transfer courses may be used here including courses listed above (if additional are taken beyond requirements). Students should plan their elective courses according to their college major if they are planning to transfer on for a four year degree.

A maximum of 16 hours of vocational-technical credits may apply toward elective credit with a maximum of 9 of the 16 being independent projects or experimental courses. No more than 6 activity credits (those having prefixes of PEA, MUA, and some MUS courses) may be applied to elective credits. Developmental courses do not apply towards degree requirements.

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