Programs of Study
The Wakulla Environmental Institute educates the next generation of environmental professionals. Students can make a difference in their community and beyond with rewarding work in the environmental field.
These programs include hands-on learning and practical experience where students will learn to:
Apply fundamental concepts in the biological, chemical and physical sciences to make informed decisions on environmental issues
Describe science as a process that relies on testable hypotheses, verifiable data and evolving theories to explain natural phenomena
Operate and calibrate laboratory and field instruments to analyze environmental surface water, groundwater, wastewater, potable water systems, sediment, flora and fauna
Collect, analyze and calculate data related to natural environments
Our Environmental Science Technology A.S. degree program is available now and provides students with specific knowledge to work in the areas of water quality analysis, natural resource management, and environmental monitoring. These fields offer opportunities to work in a variety of settings, ranging from offices, to laboratories, to the great outdoors. Employers range from government to non-profits to private enterprise.
WEI’s environmental science classes are offered online, which makes them ideal for working adults who need a flexible schedule. Begin your studies now for careers such as:
Our Oyster Aquaculture certification is a unique program that trains students in the emerging oyster farming industry.
This program is designed for those interested in starting a nature-based business, those pursuing work in a nature-based field, those already working in a nature based job and wanting to upgrade their skills, and those who simply enjoy learning about the environment in which they live.
This semester-long course gives students a first look at the field of scientific diving. Students will learn the basics of diving, diving physiology, ocean biology, data collection and analysis. At the end of the course, students will earn their recreational Professional Association of Diving Instructors License (PADI) and rebreather certification.
This unique twelve-week hybrid program focuses on how to use aerial, surface and underwater unmanned vehicles, or drones, in different environmental applications.
Future Degree Programs
Whether you are pursuing an A.S. degree or a certificate program, WEI invites you to take your first steps toward a meaningful environmental career by enrolling today.
For more information on the degree programs, contact Colleen Dwyer at (850) 922-6372 or dwyerc@tcc.