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Natural Resources

If you love the outdoors and want a career in natural resources, the Natural Resources Technician program will prepare you to become a fisheries technician, surveyor, soil and water conservationist, wastewater technician or naturalist.

Programs


Forest Management Specialist (C)

15 Credits Location: Appleton

Learn the technical skills required to be successful in a career as a forestry technician in both public and private sector employment. With this certificate, you’ll acquire knowledge related to forest and land management, along with wildland fire – both suppression and prescribed burning applications. Intended for Natural Resources Technician students who have completed their first-year program courses.

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Habitat and Land Use Management Specialist (C)

15 Credits Location: Appleton

Responsible management of our natural resources is crucial for both our generation and those to come. Understanding the habitat resources we have on the landscape is fundamental to this management. Learn the technical skills required to be successful in gaining employment in both the public and private sectors. With this certificate, you’ll acquire hands-on skills and knowledge related to wildlife habitat management, soil and water conservation, landscape restoration techniques, along with wildland fire – both suppression and prescribed burning applications. Intended for Natural Resources Technician students who have completed their first-year program courses.

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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 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.

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Wildland Fire Crew (TD)

39 Credits Location: Appleton

Teamwork is essential in the demanding role of a Wildland Fire Crew member. Your training will include a broad range of topics including wilderness survival, ecosystem management, hazardous materials and GPS use. You will learn how to use prescribed fire as a tool in wildlife management, forestry or endangered species management. You will also learn about the proper care and use of equipment, line construction, pump tending and hose use. There will be multiple opportunities for you to gain valuable first-hand experience in live fire settings.

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Wildland Firefighter (AAS)

65 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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