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:

  • biology,
  • botany,
  • conservation,
  • ecology,
  • education,
  • environmental science,
  • forestry,
  • horticulture,
  • organismal biology,
  • natural resources,
  • rangeland management,
  • recreation,
  • 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:

  • agriculture,
  • conservation biology,
  • resource ecology,
  • entomology,
  • environmental protection,
  • fisheries and wildlife,
  • forest management,
  • hydrology,
  • limnology,
  • natural resource,
  • naturalist,
  • park ranger,
  • soil science,
  • silvicultural practice,
  • wildlife law enforcement
  • zoology.

Those students who do not intend to transfer may take the courses for either direct vocational application or for general interest.

Required courses:
ESCI 180Introduction to Geographic Information Systems4
FOR 101Introduction to Forestry3
FOR 102Introduction to Forest Ecology3
FOR 103Plant Identification3
FOR 104Introduction to Outdoor Recreation3
FOR 105Wildland Fire Management3
FOR 106Principles of Wildlife Managment and Ecology3
Total Units22

Certificate of Achievement Level Student Learning Outcomes

Students completing the Wildland Resources and Forestry Certificate of Achievement will:

  1. Express knowledge of scientific terminology as it relates to the management of wildland and other renewable resources.
  2. Collect data and interpret data, tables and graphs to demonstrate an understanding of the types of data available in the realm of wildland resources.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Select and use the appropriate scientific apparatus.