Conservation Pathway, Liberal Arts, AS

Program Description for Conservation Pathway

Students interested in a career in Conservation have two options from which to choose.

Muscatine Community College's Conservation Program provides a solid foundation with classes in such areas as Environmental Science, Fisheries and Wildlife Habitat Management. Students receive hands-on training with both Wilderness and Employment Experiences during the summer.

The Natural Resource Management program is a partnership between Eastern Iowa Community Colleges (EICC) and Western Illinois University - Quad Cities (WIU-QC). Students take classes both at the WIU-QC campus and EICC's Nahant Marsh Education Center, a 262-acre nature preserve on the Mississippi River.

Award Options for Conservation Pathway

Job Outlook for Conservation Pathway

Employment of conservation scientists and foresters is expected to grow by five percent during the 2010-20 decade, slower than average for all occupations. A majority of conservation scientists and foresters are employed by Federal, State, and local governments, and a large percentage of new jobs will be found in these areas. Median annual wages of conservation scientists in May 2010 were $59,310.

The lowest 10 percent earned less than $36,050, and the top 10 percent earned more than $89,440. Median annual wages of foresters in 2010 were $53,750. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $35,670, and the top 10 percent earned more than $75,540.

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Locations: Muscatine Community College

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