May 17, 2024  
2024-2025 College Catalog & Student Handbook 
    
2024-2025 College Catalog & Student Handbook

Natural Resources Management (NRTN), A.A.S.


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Natural Resources Management Associate Degree can be obtained completely ONLINE 
through selection of appropriate classes.

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. 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 should 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.

General Education Core Requirements


Total Credit Hours: 15


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:

First Year


Total Credit Hours: 15


Total Credit Hours: 15/16


Summer Semester


Total Credit Hours: 6/7


Second Year


63/64 Semester Hours


Any course with the prefix FOR, HRT, or NRM that is not a required course can be utilized as a departmental elective.

*Students interested in the online program format should substitute the NRM Technician Skills series (NRM 211, NRM 212, and NRM 213) with EVT 225 Best Management Practices.

**PHI 110  Ethics recommended as the Humanities/Fine Arts elective.

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

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