Saddleback’s unique Ecological Restoration program opens doors to the outdoors, offering workforce training relevant to public and private restoration projects. The program combines classwork with cooperative work experiences on real-world projects.
Upon completion, graduates enter the workforce qualified to work on a wide array of community-boosting projects involving conservation, wildlife, transportation, parks and recreation, and more. Ecological Restoration students can also earn credits toward an associate degree in Environmental Studies.
$31,540 - $87,080
Visit the Transfer Center Website
to discover your options.
Forest Conservation Tech
California Fish & Game
Yes! The grass is greener for Ecological Restoration grads. Here are a few of the many careers and their average salaries.
Forest Conservation Tech - $36,740
Agricultural Technician - $42,840
Landscaping Worker - $31,540
Forester (w/ further education) - $76,650
Park Naturalist (w/ further education) - $73,460
Environmental Restoration Planner (w/ further education) - $87,080
Industrial Ecologist (w/ further education) - $87,080
Saddleback College offers one certificate of achievement in Ecological Restoration.
For more information about this program, you can also visit the main Saddleback website’s Ecological Restoration page.
California Fish & Game * CalTrans * U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service * Audubon Society * Catalina Island Conservancy * AECOM * City of Santa Ana * Terracon * National Parks Conservation Association * And Many More! *
Saddleback College is proud to be Orange County’s premier provider of low-cost career education. See the 2019 Cost of Education Statement for the most recent information on cost of attendance.
For financial aid, visit the Student Financial Assistance & Scholarship Office online, for details on financial assistance sources, including grants, loans, scholarships, work-study opportunities, and more!