Printed on 8/1/2021
Natural Resources Technician
Associate Degree (AAS)
Part Time and Full Time
Financial Aid Eligible
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*If general education courses are required, they may be available at multiple locations.
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 equipment operation and 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 forests, rangelands and wildlife habitats. Your training also prepares you to provide technical assistance in the conservation of soil, water and related natural resources in a variety of public or private settings.
Forestry & Parks Technician
Soil & Water Technician
Wastewater & Laboratory Technician
Water Quality Specialist
Wildlife & Fisheries Technician
An academic skills assessment is required for admission into this program or the following: High School GPA of 2.75 or higher (last 10 years) OR provide completion of associate’s or higher degree OR; 165 or higher on your 2014 series GED tests OR; ACT OR SAT OR Accuplacer OR Companion OR Compass (last 3 years) to waive to the general education level; The cost of the Accuplacer assessment is $15; Catalog #: 94100100; Learn more at www.fvtc.edu/Assessment.
Credit Transfer Options
They're your credits. Take them with you!
Whether you’re an incoming student, transferring to another two-year college or pursuing your bachelor’s degree, we make it easy for you to seamlessly transfer your credits. With full accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission, we offer credit transfer agreements with more than 65 two-and four-year colleges.
- Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the knowledge and principles utilized to manage natural resource systems.
- Demonstrate the ability to identify regionally significant flora and fauna.
- Utilize technological and digital tools to analyze and interpret resource management data.
- Develop plans and performs tasks necessary to manage natural resource systems.
- Exhibit the ability to use equipment and demonstrates skills required by natural resource technicians.
- Demonstrate the ability to communicate accurately and efficiently using written, verbal and visual methods.
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