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The Environmental Conservation: Natural Resources Management major will allow students to focus on the protection, cultivation, and management of wildlands and the use of their products, in cooperation with other wildland users.
This program has been designed with the help of experts in the field of Natural Resource 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 Natural Resources Management Competency and/or Environmental Conservation: Natural Resouces Management Certificate of Achievement have fulfilled a portion of the Environmental Conservation : Natural Resources Management Major.
The Environmental Conservation major 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 work of a conservation technician supports and compliments that of the professional wildland forester. The principal duties of technicians involve the protection, cultivation, and management of wildlands and the use of their products in cooperation with other wildland users. Typical work may include duties related to reforestation, estimating, appraising, selling or buying timber; range management; research and extension work; logging, milling, and wood conversion.
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 a Certificate of Achievement option. Students wishing to move beyond the technician level are encouraged to pursue a four year degree in Forestry or other related sciences. For more information see the Agriculture Department website.
The requirements for the Environmental Conservation: Nat Resources Mgmt (AS) program are:
Complete 34 units from
- Environmental Conservation Core Requirements
- Natural Resources Management Emphasis Elective Requirements
- Information Learning Resources Requirement
|Environmental Conservation Core Requirements - complete 18.00 units
|Agricultural Computer Applications
|Introduction to Environmental Conservation
|Wildland Trees and Shrubs
|Introduction to Fish and Wildlife Conservation
|Natural Resources Mgnt Occupational Work Experience Intern
|Orientation to Natural Resources / Park Management Practices
|Natural Resources Management Emphasis Elective Requirements - complete 15.00 units
|Complete any combination totaling at least 15.00 units from the following:
|Soil & Plant Nutrition
|Selection and Propagation of Native Plants for Restoration
|Restoring Native Habitats
|Global Positioning Systems
|Park and Forest Trails Maintenance and Reconstruction
|Chainsaw Safe Operation and Care
|Beginning Rock Climbing and Climbing Safety
|Orienteering for Wilderness Users
|Project Learning Tree
|Park and Woodland Surveying
|Forest Fire Control & Its Use
|Introduction to Forest Measurements
|Forest Hydrology and Watershed Management
|Information Learning Resources Requirement - complete 1.00 units
|Complete any combination totaling at least 1.00 units from the following:
|Introduction to Information Literacy
|Introduction to Information Literacy for Research Projects
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.
Associate Degree Requirements:
The major is one of several requirements students need to fulfill in order to be awarded the Associate Degree, the highest level of academic achievement recognized by Santa Rosa Junior College. Please note that all of the following requirements must be met in order for the degree to be conferred:
For all students admitted for the Fall 2009 term or any term thereafter,
a grade of "C" or better, or "P" if the course is taken on a pass/no pass basis,
is required for each course applied toward the major.