Natural Resources

Associate of Applied Science Degree

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This program is designed to prepare students for employment at the technician level in the following options: natural resources and the adventure industry. This program is a two-year AAS degree program. The training includes science foundations, technical skills, an internship, group projects, and resource management techniques.

Students may complete deficiencies concurrently with the beginning courses in the program. Students not meeting a course prerequisite must have instructor permission to enroll.

General Education Courses

BIO 148

Basic Ecology

4

COM 214

Natural Resource Interpretation & Communication

3

or

 

 

COM 217

Group Communication

(3)

CIS 118

Introduction to PC Applications

3

or

 

 

CSC 105

Computer Literacy

(3)

ENG 131

Technical Writing I

3

MAT 108

Technical Mathematics

4

 

 

17

Other Course Requirements

AEC 220

Surveying

3

AGY 240

Introductory Soil Science: SC1

4

BIO 149

Plant Taxonomy

4

or

 

 

BIO 154

Biology of Plants

(4)

ENV 101

Environmental Science with Lab: SC1

4

GEY 111

Physical Geology with Lab: SC1

4

HWE 129

Wilderness First Responder

4

NRE 100

Foundation of Forestry

3

NRE 204

Range Management & Restoration

4

NRE 205

Wildlife & Fisheries Management Principles

3

NRE 211

Environmental Policies & Economics

3

NRE 212

Ecosystem Management

3

NRE 236

Environmental Communications

2

NRE 280

Internship

5

OUT 108

Wilderness Survival Skills

3

OUT 134

Wilderness Ethics

2

OUT 136

Leave No Trace Trainer Cert.

2

Elective

Choose six (6) credit hours from list below

6

 

59

Total Credit Hours

76

Natural Resource Technology Approved Electives

CHE 101

Introduction to Chemistry I with Lab: SC1

5

GEO 112

Physical Geography–Weather & Climate: SC1

3

FST 259

Wildland Firefighting Strategy & Tactics

3

HIS 207

American Environmental History: HI1

3

HIS 225

Colorado History: HI1

3

NRT

Any course or combination of courses

1-6

OUT

Any course or combination of courses

1-6

REC

Any course or combination of courses

1-6

ZOO

Any course or combination of courses

1-6

Any AAS approved electives

1-6