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Agricultural Technicians

Set up or maintain laboratory equipment and collect samples from crops or animals. Prepare specimens or record data to assist scientists in biology or related life science experiments.
Agribusiness: Enology/Viticulture
AA Degree
Agribusiness: Viticulture
Certificate of Achievement
Agribusiness: Viticulture
AS Degree
Agricultural And Industrial Technology: Industrial Technician
Certificate of Achievement
Agricultural Science
AS Degree

Bioinformatics Scientists

Conduct research using bioinformatics theory and methods in areas such as pharmaceuticals, medical technology, biotechnology, computational biology, proteomics, computer information science, biology and medical informatics. May design databases and develop algorithms for processing and analyzing genomic information, or other biological information.
Applied Biology
AS Degree
Applied Mathematics
AA Degree
BUS Info Processing: Microcomputers/Office Assistant
AA Degree
BUS Info Processing: Microcomputers/Office Assistant
Certificate of Achievement
Biodiversity Specialist
AA Degree

Bioinformatics Technicians

Apply principles and methods of bioinformatics to assist scientists in areas such as pharmaceuticals, medical technology, biotechnology, computational biology, proteomics, computer information science, biology and medical informatics. Apply bioinformatics tools to visualize, analyze, manipulate or interpret molecular data. May build and maintain databases for processing and analyzing genomic or other biological information.
BUS Info Processing: Microcomputers/Office Assistant
AA Degree
BUS Info Processing: Microcomputers/Office Assistant
Certificate of Achievement
Biological Sciences: Biotechnology
Certificate of Achievement
Biological Sciences: Biotechnology
AS Degree
Biological Sciences: Plant Biotechnology
AS Degree

Biological Technicians

Assist biological and medical scientists in laboratories. Set up, operate, and maintain laboratory instruments and equipment, monitor experiments, make observations, and calculate and record results. May analyze organic substances, such as blood, food, and drugs.
Applied Biology
AS Degree
BUS Info Processing: Microcomputers/Office Assistant
AA Degree
BUS Info Processing: Microcomputers/Office Assistant
Certificate of Achievement
Biodiversity Specialist
AA Degree
Biodiversity Specialist
Certificate of Achievement

Biologists

Research or study basic principles of plant and animal life, such as origin, relationship, development, anatomy, and functions.
Applied Biology
AS Degree
Aquatic Specialist
Certificate of Achievement
Aquatics
Certificate of Achievement
Aquatics Specialist
Certificate of Achievement
BUS Info Processing: Microcomputers/Office Assistant
AA Degree

Biostatisticians

Develop and apply biostatistical theory and methods to the study of life sciences.
Applied Biology
AS Degree
Applied Mathematics
AA Degree
BUS Info Processing: Microcomputers/Office Assistant
AA Degree
BUS Info Processing: Microcomputers/Office Assistant
Certificate of Achievement
Biodiversity Specialist
AA Degree

Environmental Economists

Conduct economic analysis related to environmental protection and use of the natural environment, such as water, air, land, and renewable energy resources. Evaluate and quantify benefits, costs, incentives, and impacts of alternative options using economic principles and statistical techniques.
Applied Mathematics
AA Degree
Construction - Sustainable Construction: Sustainable Design
Certificate of Achievement
Desert Ecologist
Certificate of Achievement
Ecological Restoration
Certificate of Achievement
Economics
AA-T Degree

Environmental Restoration Planners

Collaborate with field and biology staff to oversee the implementation of restoration projects and to develop new products. Process and synthesize complex scientific data into practical strategies for restoration, monitoring or management.
Agriculture - Natural Resources
Certificate of Achievement
Agriculture - Natural Resources
AS Degree
Coastal Environmental Studies
AA Degree
Coastal Environmental Studies
AS Degree
Construction - Sustainable Construction: Sustainable Design
Certificate of Achievement

Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health

Conduct research or perform investigation for the purpose of identifying, abating, or eliminating sources of pollutants or hazards that affect either the environment or the health of the population. Using knowledge of various scientific disciplines, may collect, synthesize, study, report, and recommend action based on data derived from measurements or observations of air, food, soil, water, and other sources.
Allied Health
AS Degree
Allied Health
Certificate of Achievement
Allied Health Fundamentals
Certificate of Achievement
Allied Health Science
AS Degree
Allied Health: Nursing Assistant II
AS Degree

Epidemiologists

Investigate and describe the determinants and distribution of disease, disability, or health outcomes. May develop the means for prevention and control.
Applied Biology
AS Degree
Biodiversity Specialist
AA Degree
Biodiversity Specialist
Certificate of Achievement
Biological And Physical Sciences (and Mathematics)
AS Degree
Biological Science
AS Degree
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