Marine Mammal Field Studies and Conservation, Certificate of Achievement
Banner Code: 1_CM_MMFS
Control Number: 41824
Not Financial Aid Eligible
The Marine Mammal Field Studies and Conservation certificate is designed to prepare students interested in gaining experiential learning in various fields of marine mammal research, public outreach, education and conservation. This introductory exposure will allow them to make important contacts and gain fundamental skills and theoretical knowledge in the field of marine mammalogy and conservation.
- Describe fundamentals of marine mammal ecology including evolution, adaptations to aquatic lifestyle, and threats to their environment.
- Identify regional diversity of marine mammals in context of threats and conservation status.
- Demonstrate various research techniques used to study marine mammals including photographic identification, biopsy sampling, and other marine mammal tracking methods.
Certificate of Achievement Requirements
The Certificate of Achievement is a state-approved career program that requires a minimum of eight units and is designed to prepare the graduate to enter a particular field of employment. In order to be awarded a certificate, students are required to obtain a grade of “C” or better in all program-required courses. Grades of “CR” or “P” will be accepted whereas “CR” or “P” meets the equivalency of a “C” or better. At least 3 units in an advanced course from the certificate must be completed at OCC at the department’s discretion. Certificates of Achievement are not automatically awarded. A petition must be filed in Enrollment Services or online at the beginning of the semester in which the student will be completing their final requirements. The petitioning periods are listed in the Graduation Requirements section of this catalog. Check with a counselor to determine the requirements for completion.
A list of certificate programs can be found in the Programs A-Z section of this catalog.
|MRSC A180||Marine Biology||3|
|MRSC A187||Marine Mammals||3|
|MRSC A188||Marine Mammal Field Studies||1|
|MRSC A287||Introduction to Marine Mammal Rescue and Rehabilitation||1|
|MRSC A288||Survey of Marine Mammal Research and Techniques||1|
|Digital Mapping: Introduction to GIS|
|Internship Academy-Level 2|
|Boat Handling and Seamanship|
|Ecology of the Gray Whale|
|Marine Biology Lab|
|Marine Policy and Conservation|
MRSC A291 Directed Study Marine Science 1
MRSC A292 Directed Study Marine Science 2