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 Forest Management Technology program that prepares individuals to manage and produce forest resources.  Potential course work includes instruction in woods and field skills, tree identification, timber measurement, logging and timber harvesting, forest propagation and regeneration, forest fire-fighting, resource management, equipment operation and maintenance, record-keeping, sales and purchasing, operations, and personnel supervision.

Beginning fall semester of 2013, students seeking the Forest Management 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 Forest Management 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) A15200

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
FOR-171 Introduction to Forest Resources 3 0 0 3
MAT-143 Quantitative Literacy 2 2 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
FOR-215 Introduction to GIS/GPS 1 4 0 3
Humanities/Fine Arts 3 0 0 3
MAT-152 Statistical Methods I 3 2 0 4
Social and Behavioral Sciences 3 0 0 3
Total: 19
Summer Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
FOR-232 Forest Mensuration 2 6 0 4
FOR-285 Logging & Marketing 2 3 0 3
Total: 7
Fall Semester 2
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
FOR-173 Soils & Hydrology 2 3 0 3
FOR-175 Wildlife and Environmental Studies 2 3 0 3
or FWL-142 Wildlife Management 2 3 0 3
FOR-225 Silvics & Silviculture 3 3 0 4
FOR-240 Forest Protection 2 3 0 3
FOR-241 Forest Fire Management 2 3 0 3
Total: 16
Spring Semester 2
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
FOR-212 Forest Surveying & Aerial Interpretation 2 3 0 3
FOR-271 Forest Management 2 3 0 3
FOR-123 Forest Botany 2 3 0 3
or FWL-124 Wildlife Botany 2 3 0 3
Total: 9
Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 0 0 3)
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
WPP-125 Wood Identification 1 2 0 2
Total: 2

Total Credit Hours: 71

Certificate in Forest Management Technology-Natural Resource Specialist C15200NR

The Natural Resources Specialist certificate will expose students to foundation courses in Forestry Management Technology, Fish & Wildlife Management Technology, and Geospatial Technology. Students will also be able to select from other courses in the department of Natural Resources Management. These courses will be offered in online and seated formats.

Fall Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
FOR-121 Dendrology 2 6 0 4
FOR-171 Introduction to Forest Resources 3 0 0 3
Total: 7
Summer Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
FOR-215 Introduction to GIS/GPS 1 4 0 3
FWL-142 Wildlife Management 2 3 0 3
Total: 6

Total Credit Hours: 13