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    Career & Technical Education

    Natural Resources and Conservation

    Program Description

    Environmental scientist works outdoors

    The Natural Resources and Conservation program focuses on studies and activities related to the natural environment and its conservation, use, and improvement. It includes instruction in subjects such as climate, air, soil, water, land, fish and wildlife, and plant resources; on the basic principles of environmental science and natural resources management; and the recreational and economic uses of renewable and nonrenewable natural resources. Anne Arundel County Public Schools has partnered with the Anne Arundel Community College’s School of Science, Technology, and Education to create the Natural Resources and Conservation CTE program. This program combines Career and Technical Education and Early College access and will allow students to graduate with 12 college credits.


    Completer Courses

    • Environmental Literacy Exploration
    • Restoration Ecology
    • General Botany
    • Introduction to Drone Technology
    • Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

    Schools Offering Completer

    • Broadneck

    Potential Certifications

    • FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot License

    Articulated/Proficiency Credit

    Anne Arundel Community College (AACC)

    • BIO 215 Restoration Ecology (3 credits)
    • BIO 103 General Botany (3 credits)
    • Drones Sensing the World Around Us (3 credits)
    • UAS 111 Introduction to Drone Technology (3 credits)
    • GEO 240 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (3 credits)

    Career Opportunities upon Program Completion

    • Forest and Conservation Technicians ($41,200 - $67,870)
    • Forest and Conservation Workers ($26,690- $48,270)

    Career Opportunities with Additional Education and Training

    • Remote Sensing Scientists and Technologists ($71,360 - $176,280)
    • Conservation Scientists ($49,890 - $164,090)
    • Environmental Restoration Planners ($48,390 - $133,640)
    • Water Resource Specialists ($103,480 - $239,200)

    Success Stories


    See your School Counselor for more information!