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The Natural World

Spokane Community College’s (SCC) natural arts and sciences programs prepare students for employment related to the study and care of the earth. Students can choose from a variety of courses, including agriculture and horticulture, natural resource management, geology, geography, and landscaping. SCC offers premajor programs in agriculture and horticulture for students who wish to pursue a bachelor’s degree in one of these fields. Students also can earn a certificate or an associate of applied science degree. If you are interested in learning about and working with the earth, this path may be right for you.

Careers in The Natural World

Landscape designer
Landscape architect
Plant breeder
Natural resources specialist
Spray technician
Water resources management specialist
Irrigation Specialist

Choosing the Right Path for You

SCC’s mission is to help you achieve your goals, whether you want to enter the workforce immediately or transfer to a four-year university. Talk with your advisor to discuss your options. Our counselors are here to help you reach your goals!

Available Programs and Courses

Agriculture Area of Study

Geography Area of Study

  • Geography Pre-Major - AA/DTA

Geology Area of Study

  • Geology Pre-Major - AA/DTA

  • Geology Pre-Major - AS/T1

Greenhouse/Nursery Management Area of Study

  • Greenhouse/Nursery - AAS

  • Greenhouse/Nursery - Certificate

  • Small Farm Production - AAS

  • Small Farm Production - Certificate

Landscape Management Area of Study

  • Landscape Management - AAS

  • Landscape Management - Certificate

Natural Resource Management Area of Study

  • Natural Resource Management - AAS

  • Natural Resource Technologies in Geographic Information Systems - Certificate

  • Parks and Recreation Option - AAS

  • Wildlife/Fisheries Option - AAS

Water Resources Management Area of Study

  • Water and Wastewater - AAS

  • Water Resources Technology - AAS

  • Water Resources Technologies in Geographic Information Systems - Certificate