The Natural Resources System curriculum is designed to provide the practice and academic skills essential for success in Natural Resource Management.

Students will gain an understanding of the principles and develop competencies and technical skills in the production, utilization, and conservation of natural resources.  Students will also learn many technical and conservation skills.

Graduates qualify for positions in natural resources technician positions in a wide range of outdoor national venues.

The Fish and Wildlife Management Technology program prepares individuals to conserve and manage wilderness areas and the life therein, and manage wildlife reservations and zoological/aquarium facilities for recreational, commercial, and ecological purposes.  Potential course work includes instruction in wildlife biology, marine/aquatic biology, environmental science, freshwater and saltwater ecosystems, natural resource management and policy, outdoor recreation and parks management, the design and operation of natural and artificial wildlife habitats, applicable law and regulations, and related administrative and communication skills.

Beginning fall semester of 2013, students seeking the Fish and Wildlife Technology AAS degree cannot register for general education courses during day hours for the final year.  Day hours are from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm.  FOR and FWL courses will largely be offered on a block scheduling system.  To prevent scheduling conflicts, students should register with their Fish and Wildlife Technology advisor.  Any scheduling conflicts must be corrected before the 10% point of the semester.

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Degrees

Suggested Schedule for 2017-2018 (Updated Jun 28, 2017)

Associate In Applied Science Degree (AAS) A15160

Fall Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
ACA-115 Success & Study Skills 0 2 0 1
BIO-111 General Biology I 3 3 0 4
ENG-111 Writing and Inquiry 3 0 0 3
FOR-121 Dendrology 2 6 0 4
FWL-142 Wildlife Management 2 3 0 3
Humanities/Fine Arts 3 0 0 3
Total: 18
Spring Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
ENG-112 Writing/Research in the Disciplines 3 0 0 3
FOR-131 Forest Measurements 2 3 0 3
FWL-126 Wildlife Ornithology 2 3 0 3
FWL-222 Wildlife Mammalogy 2 3 0 3
MAT-143 Quantitative Literacy 2 2 0 3
Social & Behavioral Science 3 0 0 3
Total: 18
Summer Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
FOR-275 Natural Resources Issues 0 3 0 1
FWL-232 Terrestrial Ecology 2 3 0 3
FWL-234 Aquatic Ecology 2 3 0 3
Total: 7
Fall Semester 2
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
FOR-123 Forest Botany 2 3 0 3
or FWL-124 Wildlife Botany 2 3 0 3
FOR-173 Soils & Hydrology 2 3 0 3
FOR-215 Introduction to GIS/GPS 1 4 0 3
FOR-225 Silvics & Silviculture 3 3 0 4
FWL-224 Ichthyology 1 2 0 2
Total: 15
Spring Semester 2
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
FOR-212 Forest Surveying & Aerial Interpretation 2 3 0 3
FWL-212 Wildlife Policy & Law 2 0 0 2
FWL-242 Fishery Management 2 3 0 3
FWL-252 Wildlife Management Techniques 2 3 0 3
FWL-254 Habitat Manipulation 2 3 0 3
Total: 14

Total Credit Hours: 72