This degree program prepares graduates to work in a variety of outdoor careers. The growing awareness of water quality, wetland protection, reforestation, and environmentally sensitive timber harvest requires the services of technicians with a broad knowledge base. People who are trained to measure and sample the forest, its wildlife, streams and wetlands will enhance their employment opportunities. Wildlife biologists and professional foresters need technicians to efficiently produce accurate data. Park managers need knowledgeable personnel to perform maintenance duties and interpret wildland ecology for the public. Wildland firefighters are needed with current certificates of knowledge and skills.
Students may enter the Natural Resources program in any quarter, however many Natural Resources courses are only offered one time each year. Correct sequencing is important! For best results, students should enter these career-technical programs at the beginning of summer or fall quarter.
Natural Resources with emphasis in Forestry and specialties in Natural Resources-Geographic Information System Option, Park Management, Water Quality and Wildland Fire.
All courses apply to the Associate in Arts degree as elective courses and may be transferable to a four year natural resources program.
Completion of high school algebra and trigonometry courses or equivalent is recommended before beginning this program.
Students can also earn an Natural Resources, A-PP .
Contacts: Monica Priebe, ext. 4509 - firstname.lastname@example.org, Chuck Wytko, ext. 4590 - email@example.com
Program Website: Natural Resources | https://www.greenriver.edu/students/academics/degrees-programs/natural-resources/