Academic Pathways

Agriculture, Natural Resources & Energy

C = CERTIFICATE, AA = ASSOCIATE OF ARTS, AS = ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE, AAS = ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE
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AQUACULTURE:
The Aquaculture Program is designed to train students in the breeding, rearing, and harvesting of fish in various types of water environments including ponds, rivers, and lakes. Aquaponics is a system of aquaculture in which the waste produced by farmed fish or other aquatic animals supplies nutrients for plants grown hydroponically, which in turn purify the water.


LINE TECHNICIAN:
The Line Technician Program at Trinidad State (Rocky Mountain Line Technician - RMLT) is designed to prepare students to build, repair, and maintain electrical distribution systems for private and public utility companies, and related employers. Instruction in this program includes safety and overall electrical system operations, including electrical distribution, basic electrical theory, overhead and underground operations and maintenance.


UNMANNED AVIATION SYSTEMS (UAS):
Unmanned Aviation Systems (UAS) is an important emerging technology with an expanding range of applications. Drones are being used regularly in energy, agriculture, transportation, emergency services, natural resources, photography, mapping, recreation, and the list is growing. Drones will share airspace with manned aviation and the need for safe pilots is a priority. The TSJC UAS program focuses on training an upcoming and needed workforce to become safe and proficient pilots. A first step is to earn your FAA small UAS pilots certificate followed by additional certifications and a variety of flight experiences to bolster to your marketability in this profession.