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2016-2017 Catalog


Code: F_AAS_FWN

Campus: Larimer Campus

Natural Resources

This program prepares students for a wide range of careers in natural resources. Students gain practical skills in forestry, wildlife, aquaculture, fisheries, wildland fire, and the computer analysis of natural resources. Students participate in community natural resources projects.

Requirements

Assessment testing is required for all students. Students who are reading at the college level and place into CCR 093 or above and MAT 050 or above may begin this program of study. Students scoring below this level should consult with a Faculty Member before registering for courses in this program of study.

All courses in both the degree and certificate programs must be completed with a “C” or better to graduate.

Required Courses

Course NumberTitleCredits
GIS 101Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

3

NRE 100Foundations of Forestry

3

NRE 110Forestry Field Research

3

NRE 205Wildlife and Fisheries Management Principles

3

Total Credit Hours:12

Elective Courses

Select 31-32 credits from the following:

Course NumberTitleCredits
AQT 102Fish Biology and Ichthyology

5

AQT 245Pond Management

4

BIO 112General College Biology II with Lab

5

BIO 221Botany 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

HLT 240Introductory Soil Science

4

NRE 121Introduction to Hydrology

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:31-32

*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.

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

Select one Biology course (4-5 credits) from below:

Course NumberTitleCredits
BIO 105Science of Biology with Lab

4

BIO 111General College Biology I with Lab

5

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:16-17

Total Credit Hours: 60

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