Wildlife Science

Important Notice

De Anza College has discontinued its Wildlife Science Technician (WST) degree and certificate program. WST classes will no longer be offered to new students, although students who have already begun the program will have the opportunity to complete their required WST courses.

Current WST students should contact the BHES division counselor, Tom Nguyen, as soon as possible at 408.864.8971 or nguyentom@deanza.edu to make sure they are enrolled in required courses.

Program Overview

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Our students are trained in Wildlife Science Technology including the scientific principles of environmental science, biodiversity and ecology, corridor ecology, landscape ecology and ecosystem (adaptive) management. Students can apply these principles and theory of wildlife science to assist in the preservation, protection and restoration of native species and ecosystems.

Upon completion, students are prepared for employment as wildlife science technicians in a range of positions and settings, including working for

  • Government agencies (federal, state or local)
  • Nonprofits or public interest groups
  • Professional consulting firms

To Get Started:

  1. Apply for admission (if you're not already a De Anza student)
  2. Register for classes.
  3. Make an educational plan.

Contact Us

Wildlife Science Program

Kirsch Center 214

Alicia De Toro,
Program Coordinator and Lead Instructor

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