Certificate in Wildland Resources and Forestry
A certificate of achievement in Wildland Resources and Forestry prepares students for pre-professional careers and transfer into a four-year university leading to a baccalaureate degree in such areas as:
- environmental science,
- organismal biology,
- natural resources,
- rangeland management,
- soil science,
- wildland fire management,
- wildlife management.
The Wildland Resources and Forestry student is also prepared to enter professional programs/careers of specialized study/work in such areas as:
- conservation biology,
- resource ecology,
- environmental protection,
- fisheries and wildlife,
- forest management,
- natural resource,
- park ranger,
- soil science,
- silvicultural practice,
- wildlife law enforcement
Those students who do not intend to transfer may take the courses for either direct vocational application or for general interest.
|ESCI 180||Introduction to Geographic Information Systems||4|
|FOR 101||Introduction to Forestry||3|
|FOR 102||Introduction to Forest Ecology||3|
|FOR 103||Plant Identification||3|
|FOR 104||Introduction to Outdoor Recreation||3|
|FOR 105||Wildland Fire Management||3|
|FOR 106||Principles of Wildlife Management and Ecology||3|
Certificate of Achievement Level Student Learning Outcomes
Students completing the Wildland Resources and Forestry Certificate of Achievement will:
- Express knowledge of scientific terminology as it relates to the management of wildland and other renewable resources.
- Collect data and interpret data, tables and graphs to demonstrate an understanding of the types of data available in the realm of wildland resources.
- Generate scientific hypotheses to distinguish between scientific and non-scientific questions and methods that relate to wildland resources to meet the emerging mandates for conservation, biodiversity, ecosystem management, and long-term sustainability.
- Examine how human activities have contributed to changes in the wildland environment to better understand and discuss past, current, and future issues related to wildland resources.
- Select and use the appropriate scientific apparatus.