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|Environmental Conservation: Parks and Recreation Management Certificate
||Agriculture & Natural Resources
Total Units: 33
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The Environmental Conservation Certificate of Achievement provides instructional training necessary for technician level positions in visitor information services, maintenance, resource protection, fish and wildlife, public safety, natural resource and watershed management. The program consists of 18 units of core requirements. Students then select one of three emphases: Parks and Recreation Management, Natural Resources Management, or Watershed Management, and complete 15 units in the chosen emphasis.
The Environmental Conservation: Parks and Recreation Management Certificate of Achievement provides training for technician level positions in visitor information services, and forest recreation, maintenance, resource protection and public safety in our local, state, and federal parks and forests.
This program has been designed with the help of experts in the field of Parks and Recreation Management to fulfill the needs of employers. Employment has been mainly in governmental positions. However, jobs in the private consulting industry have been increasing. Working conditions are ideal for those who like to help others enjoy the out-of-doors.
Students who have completed the Parks and Recreation Management Competency Certificate have fulfilled a portion of the Environmental Conservation : Parks and Recreation Management Certificate of Achievement.
The work of a Parks and Recreation technician supports and compliments that of the park manager. Population growth and the increased demand for recreation in California have created a demand for individuals trained in parks and recreation management in county, state, and federal governmental service and in private enterprises. This program is designed to equip individuals with skills in designing, planning and managing parks and for providing a wide variety of recreational programs to our communities.
Students interested in a suggested order for taking classes in this program, can view the recommended course sequence. This program of study is also available as an Associate degree major option. Students wishing to move beyond the technician level are encouraged to pursue a four year degree in Recreation Management or Natural Resource Science. For more information see the Agriculture Department website.
The requirements for the Environmental Conservation: Parks and Recreation Management Certificate program are:
Complete 33 units from
- Environmental Conservation Core Requirements
- Parks and Recreation Management Emphasis Elective Requirements
|Environmental Conservation Core Requirements - complete 18.00 units|
|AGBUS 2||Agricultural Computer Applications||3.00|
|NRM 12||Introduction to Environmental Conservation||3.00|
|NRM 51||Wildland Trees and Shrubs||3.00|
|NRM 84||Introduction to Fish and Wildlife Conservation||3.00|
|NRM 99I||Natural Resources Mgnt Occupational Work Experience Intern||2.00|
|NRM 111||Orientation to Natural Resources & Park Management Practices||4.00|
|Parks and Recreation Management Emphasis Elective Requirements - complete 15.00 units|
|Complete any combination totaling at least 15.00 units from the following:|
|NRM 102||Selection and Propagation of Native Plants for Restoration||0.50|
|NRM 103||Restoring Native Habitats||0.50|
|NRM 141||Beginning Rock Climbing and Climbing Safety||1.00|
|NRM 60||Introduction to Outdoor Recreation||3.00|
|NRM 61||Outdoor Recreation Management||3.00|
|NRM 63||Park Interpretation||3.00|
|NRM 65||Recreation Facility Maintenance||3.00|
|NRM 72||Forest Fire Control & Its Use||3.00|
|NRM 88||Watershed Ecology and Restoration||3.00|
|NRM 91||Rangeland Management||3.00|
The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.
Course Prerequisites and Advisories:
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