Associate Degree in Natural Resources
You will get to study in our greenhouse and work outdoors in many of your courses where you will learn about the natural wildlife and plant life, and what you can do to help protect the nature that surrounds us all. At the end of your associate degree, you will be prepared to transfer into a 4-year college or university into one of many forestry, environmental conservation, or natural resource management programs.
Job Outlook for Conservation Scientists
Because of an emerging appreciation and heightened awareness of the nation’s natural resources, opportunities in these fields are growing. Forestry and related environmental science fields are projected to grow 6%* over the next ten years. Conservation Scientists and Foresters make an average of $60,000* annually.
Work Outside in Nature
Graduates from our program can pursue entry-level jobs in:
Or you can transfer to a 4-year college or university to pursue further education and advance your potential job placement in the natural resource management field!
Transfer to a 4-year College or University
You will save thousands by starting your Natural Resources education at MWCC. You will be able to transfer seamlessly upon graduation into one of many Natural Resource Management bachelor’s degree programs. Our program is based on STEM core requirements and MassTransfer benefits so that you will enter as a junior at a 4-year institution after transferring from MWCC.
Enjoy the Diversity of Northeastern Plants & Wildlife
Did you know that MWCC is a national leader in renewable energy use with its biomass plant, solar PV panels, and two wind turbines? You can be sure that you will receive a high-quality education in Natural Resources from a school that cares about the environment as much as you do. MWCC offers the perfect setting for environmental education by providing hundreds of acres of untouched plant communities and forested areas, two pond ecosystems, and a life studies center consisting of a greenhouse, potting area, and lecture facility.
Study the Environment to Save the Earth
Our Natural Resources degree includes a range of course topics that cover plant science, biological diversity, and issues that concern the planet so that you may be prepared with sufficient knowledge and skills when you transfer to a 4-year college or university.
Some of the classes you will take include:
- Greenhouse Management
- Plant Science
- Global Environmental Issues
- Soil Science