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Wakulla Environmental Institute​

TCC’s Wakulla Environmental Institute prepares students for careers with impact, and careers that can impact the world.  Make a difference in your community, and beyond, with rewarding work in the environmental field.
The Wakulla Environmental Institute is currently developing an exciting new slate of A.S. degrees to add to TCC's future offerings, which include:
  • aquaculture
  • forestry management
  • hotel and leisure
  • parks and recreation
  • environmental science
  • recycling
WEI’s environmental science 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 out-of-doors; with employers ranging 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;
  • Environmental Engineering Technician
  • Environmental Science and Protection Technician
  • Water Quality Technician
Whether you are pursuing an A.S. Degree or a Certificate program, the Wakulla Environmental Institute invites you to take your first steps towards a meaningful environmental career by enrolling today.
For more information on the degree programs, contact Dr. Nadine Gordon Bradley, (850) 201-7944 or email

Green Guide Certification  

In addition to the environmental science programs, WEI welcomes the addition of TCC’s Green Guide Certification program.  The 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.
For Green Guide class offerings and details click here.



 Fall 2014 Programs


​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 

New Programs:

64 credit hours, eligible for financial aid
12 credit hours, eligible for financial aid 

New Courses:

Fall 2014:
EVR1328* Natural Resources Conservation and Management (3 credits)
EVR2892C** Environmental Sampling and Analysis I (3 credits)
EVR1858* Environmental Regulation and Compliance  (3 credits)
PEN2136C Introduction to Professional Diving (3 credits)
*Classes with one asterisk are online classes.  **Classes with two asterisks are hybrid classes that have online lectures and some field or laboratory experiences.

 Future Degree Programs

  • ​Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • Aquaculture Management
  • Parks and Leisure Services Technology
  • Agribusiness Management
  • Recycling

 A.S. Degree


​Environmental Science Technology, A.S. (64 Credit Hours)

Intended for non-science majors and those students interested in pursuing a B.A.S. degree.

General Education Courses (15 Credits)

Course Number​ ​Course Description Credits​
ENC1101 College Composition​ ​3
​BSC1005 Introduction to Biology​ ​3
​​Any college-level math class* 3​
​Any college-level social or behavioral science course​ ​3
​Any college-level ​humanities course ​3

*College level math includes: MAC1105, MGF1106, MGT1107, or STA2023


Program Requirements (29 Credits)

​Course Number Course Description​ Credits​
​CHM1030 General Chemistry for Allied Health​ ​3
CHM1030L ​General Chemistry for Allied Health Lab ​1
​SPC1017 ​Fundamentals of Interpersonal Communication ​3
ENC2210​ ​Technical Communications ​3
ESC1000​ ​Earth and Its Environment ​3
ESC1000L ​Earth and Its Environment Lab ​1
BSC1050​ ​Environmental Systems ​3
EVR1080C​ ​Chemistry and Biology of Natural Waters ​3
EVR1858​ ​Environmental Regulation and Compliance ​3
PHI2600​ ​Introduction to Ethics (This is in addition to general education requirements.) ​3
EVR2892C ​Environmental Sampling and Analysis I ​3


Program Electives (Select 20 credit hours from the following list)

Course Number​ ​Course Description Credits​
OCE1001 Introduction to Oceanography​ ​3
MET1010 Meteorology​ ​3
BOT1000 Plant Science​ ​3
EVR1263 ​Urban Pollution ​3
ETP1501 ​Alternative/Renewable Energy Technologies ​3
EVR1328​ ​Natural Resource Conservation and Management 3​
EVR1357​ ​Wetland Resources ​3
GLY2160​ ​Geology of National Parks ​3
BSC2250C​ ​Field Biology of Florida with Lab ​3
SUR2390​ ​GIS Application in Engineering and Technology ​3
IDS2941​ ​Internship ​2

 College Certificate


​Water Quality Technician College Certificate (12 Credit Hours)

Program Requirements 

​Course Number ​Course Description ​Credits
​BSC1050 ​Environmental Systems ​3
EVR1080C ​Chemistry and Biology of Natural Waters ​3
​EVR1858 ​Environmental Regulation and Compliance ​3
​EVR2892C ​Environmental Sampling and Analysis I ​3


Contact Information

For more information contact Wakulla Environmental Institute by phone (850) 922-6290 or e-mail

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