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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.
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.
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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Grad John Moyles is leading parts of a large-scale watershed project thanks to his hands-on education at Fox Valley Technical College.
Natural Resources Technician
The sights and sounds of the outdoors come to life for students in the Natural Resources Technician program. Recently, a group of students ...
Students and one graduate from Fox Valley Tech’s Natural Resources Technician program are conducting water sample tests on 14 tributaries in ...
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