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 academic 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.
*Students interested in the online program format may substitute the NRM Technician Skills I, II, III courses with an online Departmental Elective.
**PHI 110 Ethics recommended as the Humanities/Fine Arts elective.
***Students who are interested in law enforcement careers in the NRM field are encouraged to take CRJ 101 as their Social/Behavioral Science Elective.
This program is aligned with the following career cluster: Agriculture and Food & Natural Resources.