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If you love the outdoors and want a career in natural resources, the Wildland Firefighter or Natural Resources Technician program is a great fit for you. You’ll gain the skills to protect and manage our environment.

Natural Resources

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Natural Resources Technician (AAS)

69 Credits Location: Appleton

Love the outdoors? Have a passion for improving and protecting the environment? If you want to work with natural resources, this program will prepare you for careers such as a fisheries technician, surveyor, soil and water conservationist, wastewater technician or naturalist. Your professional field training will include field data collection for water quality and wastewater analysis, fisheries, forest management, wildlife management and soil analysis. As a technician, you may assist in managing, improving and protecting rangelands and wildlife habitats. You could also provide technical assistance in the conservation of soil, water and related natural resources in a variety of public or private settings.

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Wildland Firefighter (AAS)

68 Credits Location: Appleton

Your interest in the outdoors and intense physical activity could lead to a rewarding career protecting life, property and natural resources from wildfires. Gain the skills you need to use planned, controlled fire as a tool in wildlife management, forestry or endangered species management. You’ll learn about the ignition and suppression of wildland and prescribed fire, along with the safe operation of equipment. You’ll also get plenty of hands-on experience in live fire situations. Your training will cover wilderness survival, ecosystem management, hazardous materials and GPS use as well. You’ll be part of an elite and uniquely qualified group of wildland firefighters.

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AAS - Associate Degree
TD - Technical Diploma
C - Certificate
A - Apprenticeship

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