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2016-2017 Catalog


Code: F_AAS_FRTC

Campus: Larimer Campus

Forestry Technology

This program prepares students for a career as a forestry technician. Students gain practical skills in forestry, wildland fire, natural resource management and the computer analysis of natural resources. Students participate in community natural resources projects.

Requirements

Required Courses

Course NumberTitleCredits
GIS 101Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

3

HLT 240Introductory Soil Science

4

NRE 100Foundations of Forestry

3

NRE 110Forestry Field Research

3

NRE 121Introduction to Hydrology

3

NRE 205Wildlife and Fisheries Management Principles

3

NRE 280Internship

3*

Total Credit Hours:22

*NRE 280 can be taken for 1-6 credits. To fulfill Forestry and Wildlife AAS degree pathway requirements, students must complete a minimum of 3 credits. In addition, students may not apply more than 6 credits in Internship or Independent Study programs to any AAS degree pathway in Forestry, Wildlife and Natural Resources.

Electives

Select 21 credits from the following:

Course NumberTitleCredits
AQT 102Fish Biology and Ichthyology

5

BIO 111General College Biology I with Lab

5

BIO 112General College Biology II with Lab

5

BIO 222General College Ecology with Lab

4

CHE 101Introduction to Chemistry I with Lab

5

ENV 101Introduction to Environmental Science

4

FSW 100S-190 Introduction to Wildland Fire

1

FSW 101S-130 Firefighting Training

2

FSW 143S-212 Wildfire Chain Saws

2

GIS 210Intermediate Geographic Information Systems

3

NRE 200Ecology: Field Study

3

NRE 215Fire Ecology

3

NRE 225Environmental Education

3

NRE 230Wildlife Law Enforcement

3

NRE 245Avian Conservation/Ornithology

3

NRE 265Wilderness Education

3

NRE 278Seminar

1-3

NRE 280Internship

3*

NRE 285Independent Study

1-6

REC 210Principles of Outdoor Recreation

3

 

Select one of the following courses:

 

OUT 156Survival Plants in Summer I

2

OUT 157Survival Plants in the Fall

2

OUT 158Survival Plants in Spring I

2

Total Credit Hours:21

Required General Education Courses

Arts and Humanities

Select one course (3 credits) from the Approved General Education Electives List for the AAS degree.

Total Credit Hours:3

English

Select one course (3 credits) from below:

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENG 121English Composition I

3

ENG 122English Composition II

3

ENG 131Technical Writing I

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Mathematics

Course NumberTitleCredits
MAT 107Career Mathematics

3

or higher

Total Credit Hours:3

Natural and Physical Sciences

Course NumberTitleCredits
BIO 221Botany with Lab

5

Total Credit Hours:5

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Select one course (3 credits) from the Approved General Education Electives List for the AAS degree.

Total Credit Hours:3

Required General Education Courses

Total Credit Hours:17

Total Credit Hours: 60

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