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Welcome to Opportunities in Environmental Studies

From environmental scientists and technicians, to park rangers and public policy leaders, Saddleback College’s Environmental Studies program is proud to provide a streamlined path to these careers and more. 

Students who choose the associate degree program build a fully transferable foundation for a four-year degree in disciplines such as Environmental Studies, Environmental Science and Management, Environmental Policy, Energy Studies, Sustainability Studies, Conservation Biology, Ecology, and Wildlife Management. For students looking to launch a career quickly, the Environmental Studies department also offers occupational programs in Water Resources and Conservation and Sustainability.

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Potential Salaries

$42,840 - $87,080

Per Year

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Potential Careers

Agricultural Technician 

Fish & Game Warden

Forest Conservation Tech 

Environmental Protection Technician 

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Hiring Companies

Ocean Institute 

County of Orange 

Catalina Island Company 

Many More!

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! Green careers. Green wallets. Here are a few of the many careers and their average salaries.

Environmental Engineering Technician - $54,760

Environmental Science / Protection Technician - $57,740

Forest Conservation Tech - $36,740

Agricultural Technician - $42,840

Fish & Game Warden - $79,780

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 occupational skills award in this in-demand field.

For more information about these programs, you can also visit the main Saddleback website’s Environmental Studies page.

  • Environmental Studies (Associate in Arts)
  • Water Resources and Conservation (Certificate of Achievement)
  • Sustainability Studies (Occupational Skills Award)

Moffat & Nichol * Ocean Institute * Alltech Environmental Services * Evista * Montrose Environmental Group, Inc. * SWCA Environmental Consultants * City of Santa Ana * County of Orange * Catalina Island Company * And Many More! *

The Environmental Studies Department (VIL 7) can be contacted at (949) 582-4541.

Morgan Barrows, Department Chair - (949) 582-4624

Brittany Poloni, Senior Lab Technician - (949) 348-6169

John Richards, Professor - (949) 582-4579

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!

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