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Environmental & Natural Resource Science

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Career pathways span secondary and postsecondary education, align to employer needs and careers, and provide high-quality education, training, and support services for youth and adults.

In Delaware, career pathways begin in the public education system (K-12) through Career and Technical Education (CTE) pathways offered in charter, comprehensive, and technical school districts. These pathways continue through adult education, occupational training programs, and postsecondary programs that are administered by partnering state agencies, institutions of higher education, and other service providers.

Environmental & Natural Resource Science

The Environmental and Natural Resource Science (ENRS) pathway is designed to provide students with the scientific principles and methods required to understand the interrelationships of the natural world, identify and analyze environmental problems that are natural and human-made, evaluate risks associated with these problems, and examine alternative solutions. ENRS is interdisciplinary; it embraces a wide variety of topics from different areas of study and promotes unifying constructs, or themes, that cut across the topics included in the study of Environmental and Natural Resources.

The program prepares students for a variety of careers including environmental engineer, environmental science and protection technician, geological and petroleum technician, natural sciences

Sequence of Courses:

Natural Resources
and Ecology
Environmental Science Issues
AP Environmental Science

Early College Credit/Credentials:

AP Environmental Science
Pesticide Applicator
Certification –
Private Applicators
Up to 3 college credits
at Delaware Technical
Community College

Work-Based Learning:

Job Shadowing
Mock Interviews
Resume Workshops
Mentorships

Bachelor’s Degree

Average Salary:
$96,030

Common Positions:
Environmental Engineers

Associates Degree

Average Salary:
$54,290

Common Positions:
Environmental Engineering Technicians

Certificate

Average Salary:
$36,180

Common Positions:
Pest Control Workers

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Student pathway Testimonials

Beatriz Ramirez , Student at William Penn

“Now I know what I want to do with my life, thanks to the focus on careers at William Penn. At first, I picked culinary arts because I didn’t know what else to do. But I fell in love with it!”