Environmental Sciences


Environmental Sciences Department (photo)

SCC's Environmental Sciences department offers a variety of certificate and degree programs.

The Greenery features floral and greenhouse products made and grown by students - check it out!


Facilities

  • Computer lab in the department
    • GIS software
    • Linked to Internet
    • Landscape design & irrigation software
    • Map plotter
  • Shop facilities
    • Small engines
    • Electrical
    • Plumbing
    • Carpentry
  • Commercial Drivers License (CDL) Training facility
  • Welding facilities
    • Shielded metal arc welding (SMAW)
    • Gas metal arc welding (GMAW) a.k.a. MIG welding
    • Oxyacetylene welding
    • Torch brazing
    • Oxygen cutting
    • Air carbon arc cutting
  • Three greenhouses
  • Certified Landscape Technician (CLT) testing site
NPR Audio: Rural America's 2010 Defied Economic Blues

FYI: Six-minute audio piece with Tom Vilsak speaking on the state of agriculture and how it fared through 2010

Click on the image to view the video.

Resources for Students

Persons with Disabilities

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, accommodations for students with disabilities will be considered at the student's request. The student will be required to register with the Disability Support Services office and provide documentation of disability. Once the student is qualified by the DSS Manager as having a disability, requested accommodations will be considered. Accommodations for the classroom, laboratory, or clinical setting will be considered according to reasonableness. Accommodations that compromise patient care, or that fundamentally alter the nature of the program or activity, are not considered to be reasonable. A student denied accommodation may request an individualized determination to assure that the denial is not a result of disability discrimination by contacting the Manager of Disability Support Services and Testing at 533-7498. Contact the SCC Disability Support Services office to obtain a copy of the procedures for appeal of an accommodation denial. Other than accommodation issues, procedures for student grievances including academic dismissal are outlined in the following SCC website: Addressing Student Concerns.

For additional information, please contact Disability Support Services.

Web Faculty/Staff Phone Office Email
  Beasley, Tyler; Greenhouse Manager (509) 533-7277 010-0106A Tyler.Beasley@scc.spokane.edu
  Benavidez, Tony; Instructor (509) 536-3703 008-0105 Tony.Benavidez@scc.spokane.edu
  Brown, David; Adjunct Faculty (509) 533-7256 008-0205 David.Brown@scc.spokane.edu
  Brown, George; Adjunct Faculty (509) 533-7256 008-0112 George.Brown@scc.spokane.edu
  Capello, Arthur; Faculty (509) 533-8695 008-0119E Arthur.Capello@scc.spokane.edu
  Carter, Mitcheal; Instructional Tech - Adjunct Faculty (509) 217-6046 008-0207 Mitcheal.Carter@scc.spokane.edu
  Deffe, Cindy; Faculty (509) 533-7260 008-0110 Cindy.Deffe@scc.spokane.edu
  Dunford, Mathew; Faculty (509) 533-7265 008-0203 Mathew.Dunford@scc.spokane.edu
  Etchison, Loretta; Adjunct Faculty (509) 533-7277 008-0116 Loretta.Etchison@scc.spokane.edu
  Fennimore, Claudia (509) 533-7277 010-0106A Claudia.Fennimore@scc.spokane.edu
  Gady, Phil; Adjunt Faculty (509) 533-7278 008-0106 Phil.Gady@scc.spokane.edu
  Gifford, Guy; Adjunct Faculty (509) 533-7265 008-0201 Guy.Gifford@scc.spokane.edu
  Gilbert, Brian; Faculty (509) 533-7271 008-0202 Brian.Gilbert@scc.spokane.edu
  Kappen, Benjamin; Adjunct Faculty (509) 533-7258 008-0112 Benjamin.Kappen@scc.spokane.edu
  Kohlhauff, Tim; Adjunct Faculty (509) 533-7256 008-0104 Tim.Kohlhauff@scc.spokane.edu
  Kuhle, Teya (509) 533-7261 008-0111 Teya.Kuhle@scc.spokane.edu
  Larson, Ben; Adjunct Faculty (509) 533-7258 008-0102 Ben.Larson@scc.spokane.edu
  Leuba, Victoria; Instructor Water Resourses (509) 533-7266 008-0106 Victoria.Leuba@scc.spokane.edu
  Nielson, Marilyn; Faculty (509) 533-7272 008-0107 Marilyn.Nielson@scc.spokane.edu
  Peregoy, Bob; Faculty (509) 533-7258 008-0101 Bob.Peregoy@scc.spokane.edu
  Prins, David; Faculty (509) 533-7259 008-0109 David.Prins@scc.spokane.edu
Natural Resources Rieger, Tom; Faculty (509) 533-7267 008-0203 Tom.Rieger@scc.spokane.edu
Water Resources Rudders, Erin; Faculty (509) 533-7266 008-0116 Erin.Rudders@scc.spokane.edu
  Startzel, Karol; Instructional Tech (509) 533-8167 010-0102 Karol.Startzel@scc.spokane.edu
  Stasney, David; Faculty (509) 533-7278 008-0119F David.Stasney@scc.spokane.edu
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The Greenery - SCC's Secret Garden

flowers

Floral and greenhouse products made and grown by students...

The Greenery, located in Building 10 on the north side of campus (view map), is a student-operated flower shop and nursery with three greenhouses where students grow flowering plants, house plants, annuals, perennials, trees, and shrubs.

Plants and fresh flower arrangements made by the students are available for purchase. Special arrangements can be made by calling (509) 533-8167.

We accept:
  • MasterCard or Visa
  • Check or cash
  • Cash and carry
  • Special orders
  • Holiday and seasonal plants
  • Wide variety of house plants
  • Many baskets and novelty gift items

floral arrangement
For more information...
For more information:
Email:
Phone:
(509) 533-8167 or
 
(800) 248-5644 ext. 8167
Hours:
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Tuesday - Friday
while classes are in session

All course offerings are subject to change. The college cannot guarantee class offerings, designated times or specific instructors - as funding levels and student interest may affect whether or not an offering is available.

Click on the course title to view course description.

Course Title Credits
ENVS& 101Intro to Env Science 5.0
ENVS 104Environmental Conservation 5.0
ENVS 110Plant Biology 5.0
ENVS 207Wildlife Biology 5.0
ENVS 208Outdoor Recreation and Interpretation 3.0
ENVS 210Environmental Soil Science 5.0
ENVS 211Weather and Climate 5.0
ENVS 216Fisheries Ecology 5.0
ENVS 217Wildlife Techniques 4.0
ENVS 226Fisheries Techniques 4.0
ENVS 227Advanced Wildlife Biology 4.0
ENVS 237Bird Identification 3.0

Course Title Credits
AGGEN 151Shop Skills 4.0
AGGEN 152Arc Welding 4.0
AGGEN 153Oxy-acetylene Welding 4.0
AGGEN 154Small Engine Operation and Maintenance 4.0
AGGEN 156Equipment Operation and Maintenance 2.0-5.0
AGGEN 157Arc Welding 1.0
AGGEN 158Oxy-acetylene Welding 1.0
AGGEN 161Advanced Maintenance Welding 1.0-4.0
AGGEN 162Metal Art 1.0
All course offerings are subject to change. The college cannot guarantee class offerings, designated times or specific instructors - as funding levels and student interest may affect whether or not an offering is available.

Click on the course title to view course description.

Course Title Credits
AGHRT 101Basic Crop Science 5.0
AGHRT 102Pesticides and Fertilizer Application Equipment 2.0-4.0
AGHRT 103Introduction to Greenhouse and Nursery Production 3.0
AGHRT 104Principles of Pest Management 5.0
AGHRT 105Horticultural Retail Sales 3.0
AGHRT 106Greenhouse and Nursery Management I 5.0
AGHRT 107Greenhouse and Nursery Management II 5.0
AGHRT 108Greenhouse and Nursery Management III 4.0
AGHRT 109Introduction to Vegetable Gardening 1.0-3.0
AGHRT 110Fall Landscape Plant Materials 5.0
AGHRT 111House Plants 5.0
AGHRT 112Spring Landscape Plant Materials 5.0
AGHRT 115Pruning 2.0-3.0
AGHRT 116Green Industry Business Management 5.0
AGHRT 126Computer Essentials for Environmental Sciences 2.0-5.0
AGHRT 171Agricultural Leadership Training 1.0
AGHRT 172Agricultural Leadership Training 1.0
AGHRT 173Agricultural Leadership Training 1.0
AGHRT 181Agricultural Leadership Training 1.0
AGHRT 183Agricultural Leadership Training 1.0
AGHRT 184AgHort Occupational Preparation 1.0-3.0
AGHRT 185AgHort Occupational Preparation 1.0-3.0
AGHRT 186AgHort Occupational Preparation 1.0-3.0
AGHRT 187AgHort Occupational Preparation 1.0-3.0
AGHRT 195Practicum 2.0-3.0
AGHRT 201Landscape Installation 4.0-5.0
AGHRT 202Principles of Irrigation 4.0-5.0
AGHRT 204Landscape Design 1 4.0
AGHRT 205Landscape Design 2 4.0
AGHRT 206Landscape Construction 4.0-5.0
AGHRT 211Floral Design Techniques 5.0
AGHRT 212Floral Design Applications 5.0
AGHRT 213Retail Floristry 5.0
AGHRT 219Soil Management and Fertility 5.0
AGHRT 225Weed Biology and Control 5.0
AGHRT 226Turfgrass Management 5.0
AGHRT 228Arboriculture 5.0
AGHRT 230Plant Problem Diagnosis 5.0
AGHRT 232Pest Management Project 2.0
AGHRT 234Bidding and Estimating 2.0-3.0
AGHRT 240Practicum - Floral Design Projects 1 3.0
AGHRT 241Practicum - Floral Design Projects 2 3.0
AGHRT 266Cooperative Education Seminar 1.0-2.0
AGHRT 267Cooperative Education Work Experience 1.0-18.0
AGHRT 296Special Problems 1.0-3.0
AGHRT 297Special Problems 1.0-3.0
All course offerings are subject to change. The college cannot guarantee class offerings, designated times or specific instructors - as funding levels and student interest may affect whether or not an offering is available.

Click on the course title to view course description.

Course Title Credits
WATER 109Introduction to Water Resources 5.0
WATER 110Hydrogeology 5.0
WATER 120Hydrologic Technical and Field Reports 5.0
WATER 128Occupational Preparation and Experience 1.0-10.0
WATER 129Occupational Preparation and Experience 1.0-10.0
WATER 131Hydrologic Field Projects 1.0-3.0
WATER 131Hydrologic Field Projects 1.0-3.0
WATER 131Hydrologic Field Projects 1.0-3.0
WATER 131Hydrologic Field Projects 1.0-3.0
WATER 131Hydrologic Field Projects 1.0-3.0
WATER 135Pumps, Pipes, Hydrants, and Valves 3.0
WATER 205Differential Leveling 3.0-5.0
WATER 206Basic Mechanical Maintenance and Repair 3.0
WATER 208Water Data and Records Analysis 5.0
WATER 209Water Quality 5.0
WATER 210Hydrologic Measurement 3.0
WATER 211Water and Wastewater Regulations 3.0
WATER 212Water Rights and Laws 5.0
WATER 213Advanced Water Quality 3.0-5.0
WATER 214Advanced Hydrologic Records 3.0
WATER 215Construction Inspection and Management 3.0
WATER 216Watershed Restoration 3.0-5.0
WATER 218Hazardous Materials 3.0
WATER 228Occupational Preparation and Experience 1.0-10.0
WATER 229Occupational Preparation and Experience 1.0-10.0
WATER 266Cooperative Education Seminar 1.0-2.0
WATER 267Cooperative Education Work Experience 1.0-18.0
WATER 288Cooperative Education Work Experience (No Seminar) 1.0-18.0
All course offerings are subject to change. The college cannot guarantee class offerings, designated times or specific instructors - as funding levels and student interest may affect whether or not an offering is available.

Click on the course title to view course description.

Course Title Credits
NATRS 112Natural Resources Mathematical Applications 5.0
NATRS 120Basic Computer Applications in Natural Resources 2.0
NATRS 122Natural Resources Trigonometric Applications 5.0
NATRS 130Chainsaw Operation, Maintenance and Safety 3.0
NATRS 131Field Projects in Natural Resources 3.0
NATRS 133Field Projects in Natural Resources 3.0
NATRS 201Forest Protection 5.0
NATRS 202Dendrology 5.0
NATRS 203Forest Harvesting and Products 5.0
NATRS 204Maps and Aerial Photo Interpretation 5.0
NATRS 205Surveying 5.0
NATRS 209Silviculture 5.0
NATRS 215Forest Measurements 5.0
NATRS 216Forest Inventory 5.0
NATRS 217Freshwater Fisheries Biology 5.0
NATRS 220Introduction to Geographic Information Systems for Natural Resources 5.0
NATRS 221Applications in Geographic Information Systems 4.0
NATRS 225Natural Resources Occupational Experience 1.0-12.0
NATRS 230Global Positioning Systems 3.0
NATRS 231Field Projects in Natural Resources 3.0
NATRS 232Field Projects in Natural Resources 3.0
NATRS 233Field Projects in Natural Resources 3.0