Career Studies Certificate in Alternative Energy Career Studies Certificate
New River Community College
The career studies certificate program is a response to the non-conventional short-term program of studies needed by many adults within the college region. It offers a series of specialized program options which represent a wide variety of adult career and academic interest course areas. The options within this program are intended to represent the minimum amount of college course work considered representative of these fields of study. Each of the program options is designed as a distinct Omini-curriculum within a broader range of adult educational possibilities.
Program Credit Requirements
If you wish to see how your credits may apply, you can:
- Contact the institution where a staff member can help you map your credits to the requirements for this program.
- View the program requirements listed in the institution's catalog.
Program Overview & Guidance
|Program Guidance Element||What You Need to Know|
|Is This Degree Right For Me?|
|What Should I Consider When Selecting Courses||
Students are urged to consult with their faculty advisor or an academic advisor to plan a program and select electives.
|Are there other program requirements beyond specific courses?|
|Do More With Your Degree|
|Program Successes & Highlights|
What If I Have An Associate Degree Or Credit For Prior Learning?
|Transfer Guidance Element||What You Need to Know|
|Associate Transfer Degree Completion||In determining transfer credit, course work applicable to the program at NRCC will be accepted if the courses were taken at another college or university accredited by a regional accrediting agency. Other course work taken at instutions which are appoved by the State Council of Higher Education in Virginia may be considered on an individual basis. At least 25% of the credits for a program must be earned at NRCC.
||Completion of Associate Degree Concurrent with High School|
|Credit for Prior Learning||https://catalog.nr.edu/content.php?catoid=30&navoid=2006#credit-for-prior-learning|
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College Level Information
|College Fit Guidance||What You Need to Know|
|Is This College Right For Me?||New River Community College (NRCC) is a comprehensive community college located in the New River Valley of Virginia which includes Giles, Floyd, Montgomery, and Pulaski counties and the city of Radford. NRCC is part of the Virginia Community College System (VCCS), a statewide system of community colleges. At NRCC students can prepare for the future with any of the various occupational programs or college transfer courses. With NRCC's wide selection of courses, you can explore your interests, prepare for a career, or increase your job skills. At the same time, at New River you'll find small classes and instructors who care about their students, along with a variety of services to help students, from counseling to career planning. NRCC faculty members are well known not just for their academic background, but also for their capacity to work closely and effectively with students.|
|Transfer Student Catalog Year||Catalog year determined by first semester of attendance|
|First Year Student Catalog Year||Catalog year determined by first semester of attendance|
|Applying for Guaranteed Admissions||https://www.nr.edu/transfer/vccstransferagreements.php|
Where Can This Degree Transfer
|Institution||Title||Degree||Award Name||Award Level|
|Virginia Western Community College||Associate of Science Degree in Integrated Environmental Studies||Associate||Associate of Science||2-Year|
|Mountain Empire Community College||Associate in Applied Science Degree in Environment Science||Associate||Associate of Applied Science||2-Year|
|Mountain Empire Community College||Associate in Applied Science Degree in Water/Wastewater||Associate||Associate of Applied Science||2-Year|
|Mountain Empire Community College||Associate in Applied Science Degree in Forest Science||Associate||Associate of Applied Science||2-Year|
|Germanna Community College||Science - Environmental Science Associate of Arts & Sciences Degree||Associate||Associate of Arts and Sciences||2-Year|
Careers Where This Degree Applies
|19-1031.00||Conservation Scientists||Manage, improve, and protect natural resources to maximize their use without damaging the environment. May conduct soil surveys and develop plans to eliminate soil erosion or to protect rangelands. May instruct farmers, agricultural production managers, or ranchers in best ways to use crop rotation, contour plowing, or terracing to conserve soil and water; in the number and kind of livestock and forage plants best suited to particular ranges; and in range and farm improvements, such as fencing and reservoirs for stock watering.||Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations|
|19-4071.00||Forest and Conservation Technicians||Provide technical assistance regarding the conservation of soil, water, forests, or related natural resources. May compile data pertaining to size, content, condition, and other characteristics of forest tracts under the direction of foresters, or train and lead forest workers in forest propagation and fire prevention and suppression. May assist conservation scientists in managing, improving, and protecting rangelands and wildlife habitats.||Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations|
|19-1032.00||Foresters||Manage public and private forested lands for economic, recreational, and conservation purposes. May inventory the type, amount, and location of standing timber, appraise the timber's worth, negotiate the purchase, and draw up contracts for procurement. May determine how to conserve wildlife habitats, creek beds, water quality, and soil stability, and how best to comply with environmental regulations. May devise plans for planting and growing new trees, monitor trees for healthy growth, and determine optimal harvesting schedules.||Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations|
|25-1043.00||Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers, Postsecondary||Teach courses in forestry and conservation science. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.||Educational Instruction and Library Occupations|
|19-1031.03||Park Naturalists||Plan, develop, and conduct programs to inform public of historical, natural, and scientific features of national, state, or local park.||Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations|
|19-1031.02||Range Managers||Research or study range land management practices to provide sustained production of forage, livestock, and wildlife.||Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations|