Environmental Science

The Environmental Science Program at Moorpark College is dedicated to the success of all its students.  We offer the opportunity to excel in Environmental Science by providing the latest information in both the lecture and laboratory settings in conjunction with emerging green technology.  A comprehensive set of undergraduate courses fulfill the general education and transfer requirements of students through day, evening, and late-start offerings.  Students may obtain an AA in Environmental Studies, an AS in Environmental Science, and a Certificate of Technology.  In addition, the department now offers the exciting opportunity to learn about applied solar technology through its Photovotaic Technology Proficiency Award.  Employment as a solar panel installer, inspector, technician, or business development specialist is possible. 

Please select from the listings below to view the course objectives and expected student learning outcomes for each course:

        * ENSC M01 - Environmental Science
        * ENSC M01L - Environmental Science Lab
        * ENSC M02 - Environment and Human Interactions
        * ENSC M03 - Energy Resources and Conservation 
        * ENSC M07 - Applied Solar Technology
        * ENSC M07L - Applied Solar Technology Lab

Environmental Science is a multidisciplinary field covering the physical, biological, economical, and legal aspects of the environment. 

Department Administration and Faculty

Office:  Administration Bldg. 136 (A 136)

Telephone: (805) 378-1572

Email: mcdivision122@vcccd.edu

  • David Gatewood, PhD, MBA, Interim Dean of Student Learning
  • Mary Anne Beck, Administrative Assistant

Department Chair

Full-Time Faculty

Professor Brian Swartz Teaching  Brian Swartz

  Contact (805) 553-4725

  Office: PS-238






Part-time Faculty

  • Kevin Gieschen

Part-time faculty list their contact information for students on their course syllabi. In addition, students can leave a message for a particular instructor with the division office by calling (805) 553-4133.


Counselors who specialize in Environmental Science, Danita Redd can be contacted through the Counseling Office.

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