Graduates earn 166 degrees, certificates from Vermilion Community College

About 48.8 percent of the 166 degrees and certificates handed out by the Vermilion Community College in 2016-17 were to students in Natural Resources and Conservation programs, making them the most popular programs that year, according to the latest dis


About 48.8 percent of the 166 degrees and certificates handed out by the Vermilion Community College in 2016-17 were to students in Natural Resources and Conservation programs, making them the most popular programs that year, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

The agency's National Center for Education Statistics shows the public institution in Ely conferred 49 associate's degrees and 32 certificates in Natural Resources and Conservation programs.

But the single most popular program was for a associate's degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies. Data shows the school gave out 32 associate's degrees in Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies, followed by 20 associate's degrees in Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management and 17 certificates in Natural Resources Law Enforcement and Protective Services.

The college enrolled 653 students for 2016-17, all of whom were enrolled in undergraduate programs.

Degrees awarded for 2016-17
Program
Associates degrees
Certificates awarded
Total degrees and certificates awarded
Percent of total
Natural Resources Law Enforcement and Protective Services
15
17
32
Natural Resources/Conservation, General
14
15
29
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management
20
-
20
Land Use Planning and Management/Development
-
-
-
Natural Resources and Conservation total
49
32
81
48.8
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
32
-
32
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities total
32
-
32
19.3
Outdoor Education
4
10
14
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
-
-
-
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
-
-
-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies total
4
10
14
8.4
Emergency Care Attendant (EMT Ambulance)
-
9
9
Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy
1
-
1
Health Professions and Related Programs total
1
9
10
6
Business/Commerce, General
3
1
4
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
-
3
3
Small Business Administration/Management
-
-
-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services total
3
4
7
4.2
Criminal Justice/Police Science
7
-
7
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services total
7
-
7
4.2
Water Quality and Wastewater Treatment Management and Recycling Technology/Technician
6
-
6
Surveying Technology/Surveying
-
-
-
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields total
6
-
6
3.6
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
-
5
5
Education total
-
5
5
3
Hydrology and Water Resources Science
3
-
3
Physical Sciences total
3
-
3
1.8
Taxidermy/Taxidermist
-
1
1
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences total
-
1
1
0.6

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