Certificates of Proficiency: Restoration Ecology at Lewis and Clark Community College

The Restoration Ecology program at Lewis and Clark Community College emphasizes skills centered on environmentally, economically, and socially sustainable practices, as well as the importance of critical thinking, communication, and problem-solving skills. Classroom learning and hands-on training help prepare students for jobs linked to establishing, management, and conservation of natural areas, wetlands, and sustainable urban environments.

The Certificate of Proficiency in Restauration Ecology at Lewis and Clark Community College includes 35 credit hours of coursework and has an 18 months duration of studies.


Students take courses in areas of geography, biology, and business, in addition to the restoration ecology coursework outlined below and additional ecology electives:

ECOL-101 Plant Growth & Development

ECOL-102 Plant Reproduction

ECOL-131 Introductory Soils

ECOL-132 Intro to Restoration Ecology

ECOL-238 Field Practicum

ECOL-271 Internship


  • This career has grown by 2% over the last 2 years, and is expected to grow by 3% over the next 10 years.
  • There are currently hundreds of employees in landscaping and conservation regionally


  • Landscaping Specialist
  • Park Naturalist
  • Greenhouse Manager
  • Watershed Manager
  • Conservation Specialist
  • Industrial Ecology Specialist
  • Water Treatment Plant Manager

For more information or to pursue a Certificate of Proficiency in Restoration Ecology at Lewis and Clark Community College: http://www.lc.edu/program/restorationecology/

Contact Case Manager Alice Bunjan: abunjan@lc.edu, 618-468-2730