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Natural Resources-Geographic Information Systems, AAS

119 Credits

This Geographic Information Systems degree option prepares graduates to work outside collecting data using electronic equipment such as Global Positioning Systems (GPS) or ArcPad, laser range-finders, and data-loggers. Students will also work inside at a computer, downloading the data collected into databases to produce Geographic Information systems (GIS) computer-generated maps for public and private entities. Requirements for field experience with this degree are consistent with the Natural Resources BAS agreement.

Many Natural Resources course are only offered one time each year. Correct course sequencing important!

Students should begin this program starting at a MATH 70  level or higher and ENGL& 101  completed.

Contacts: Monica Priebe, mpriebe@greenriver.edu, Gene McCaul, gmccaul@greenriver.edu; Sam Thompson, sthompson@greenriver.edu; Jessyka Williams, jrwilliams@greenriver.edu

Program Website: Natural Resources | https://www.greenriver.edu/students/academics/degrees-programs/natural-resources/

Program Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this program will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the knowledge of ecosystem management techniques to develop forest management objectives related to fire ecology and restoration, riparian and wildlife management including harvest and silvicultural prescriptions.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of biological, abiotic and cultural ecosystems as they apply to natural resource management in today’s society.
  3. Utilize the latest technology in forest navigation, mapping, planning and implementation of forest management practices.
  4. Demonstrate skills to accurately collect, analyze and present a variety of natural resources data collected using the latest field techniques for useful outputs.
  5. Demonstrate good verbal and written communications to disseminate information effectively to a variety of audiences.
  6. Complete spatial analysis using various techniques and operations.
  7. Integrate data collection with spatial analysis to create mapping products.
  8. Understand geographic and cartographic principles and apply them to geospatial technology.


Natural Resources Classes

To enhance the student’s preparation for future employment, the following are recommended:

Related Instruction Requirements

Satisfies related instruction requirements.

Written Communication
ENGL& 101

Oral Communication
CMST& 220


Human Relations


Substitutions of required courses may be made with the department’s prior approval when it is agreed that the student’s suitability for employment will be enhanced.

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