The Natural Resources Management Associate Degree in Applied Science program is designed to prepare students for a career in the management and protection of natural resources. Success in this field requires the technician to have a broad background in the biological and agricultural sciences as well as manual skills. This is achieved through a balance between classroom time, distance learning, and outdoor learning activities. Successful graduates will know the proper use, development, conservation, and management of wildlife, wetlands, and woodlands and the ecosystems that support them.

Students can take the entire program online, but those looking for hands-on experiential learning can take the Technicians Skills courses. This series of classes require hands-on labs held at select locations throughout the semester. The student discuss these options with their advisor at the beginning of the program of study.

Career opportunities exist with landowners; local, state, and federal agencies; and private industry engaged in the development and wise stewardship of natural resources. Students in this program. have flexible education options for transfer to four-year degree programs and entry directly into the field as technicians.

This program is an online program.

*PHI 110 Ethics

**NRM 260 is the program capstone course and requires final assessment of program outcomes.

This program is aligned with the following career cluster: Agriculture and Food & Natural Resources.


Program Contact:

Joshua Castleberry

Department Chair, Environmental and Natural Resources

(803) 778-6601 ext. 201

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Developmental Courses

This program of study requires that all developmental courses be completed prior to graduation. These developmental courses may or may not be prerequisites to courses required in the program. Developmental courses are determined by placement tests taken at the time of admission into the College. The developmental courses are MAT 013 and RWR 032. These courses do not count for credit in any program of study.

Following is a list of courses required to complete this program. Since some courses are offered once a year, courses should be taken in the following sequence in order to complete the program in a timely manner:

General Education Core Requirements - 15 Credit Hours

Course Code
Course Title
Class Hours
Lab Hours
Credit Hours

SPC 205

3

0

3

FALL SEMESTER – FIRST YEAR

Course Code
Course Title
Class Hours
Lab Hours
Credit Hours

SPRING SEMESTER - FIRST YEAR

Course Code
Course Title
Class Hours
Lab Hours
Credit Hours

FOR 154

2

3

3

SUMMER SEMESTER - FIRST YEAR

Course Code
Course Title
Class Hours
Lab Hours
Credit Hours

FALL SEMESTER - SECOND YEAR

Course Code
Course Title
Class Hours
Lab Hours
Credit Hours

SPRING SEMESTER – SECOND YEAR

Course Code
Course Title
Class Hours
Lab Hours
Credit Hours

Departmental Approved Electives

Course Code
Course Title
Class Hours
Lab Hours
Credit Hours

BIO 205

3

4

BIO 206

3

1