CRAWFORDVILLE, Fla. (November 14, 2012) – In the spring of
2013, Tallahassee Community College is expanding its offerings to include a
Water Quality Technician Certificate and an Environmental Science Technology
A.S. Degree. The new programs represent the first phase of TCC’s Wakulla
Environmental Institute, with the goal of preparing the next generation of
TCC’s new certificate and degree programs will qualify
students to work in the technical areas of water quality, natural resource
management and environmental monitoring with the local, state and national
levels of government and private enterprises such as environmental consulting
firms. Environmental science technology careers offer opportunities to make a
difference in the community and to work in a variety of settings from
laboratories to the field.
TCC’s environmental science technology programs are
ideal for working students that require flexible class schedules, with courses
offered online and in the classroom.
“These programs combine TCC’s academics with the
incredible biodiversity and natural resources of Wakulla County,” said Pamela
MacRae, assistant professor of biology at TCC. “It’s a unique opportunity to
have such an environment to use as a classroom.”
TCC plans to implement additional Wakulla
Environmental Institute programs in the coming semesters, including hospitality
and tourism management, aquaculture management, parks and leisure technology,
and agribusiness management.