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Campus: Larimer Campus

Natural Resources Technology Associate of Applied Science

My Academic Plan

Courses are displayed to show the fastest path to your degree and should be completed in the order listed. If you are unable to complete all courses listed in a semester, complete as many courses in this sequence as your schedule allows. If you have questions or concerns about your MAP, please see your Pathways Advisor.

Program Description

This program is designed for students wanting to complete a two-year AAS Degree in Natural Resources Technology and enter the workforce. Students explore GIS systems, forest science principles, range land management, and wildlife and fisheries management. 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.

Learn more about this program.

First Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
NRE 100Foundations of Forestry

3

MATH MAT 107 or higher, MAT 121 preferred

3

ELECTIVE NRE 101 or Any NRE Degree Elective*

1

ELECTIVE NRE 114/245 or Any NRE Degree Elective*

3

ELECTIVE NRE 265 or REC 210

3

ENGLISH ENG 121/122/131

3

Total Credit Hours:16
 

Second Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
GIS 101Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

3

NRE 205Wildlife & Fisheries Management

3

GEN EDUBIO 105/111/221

4

ELECTIVE ENV 101, GEY 111, or Any NRE Degree Elective*

3

GEN EDUAny Approved Elective List Course

2

Total Credit Hours:15
Semester Note: Upon completion of NRE 225, NRE 100 or NRE 205, and any emphasis course, you should apply for the Environmental Education Certificate.

Third Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
NRE 204Range Management & Restoration

4

NRE 121Introduction to Hydrology

3

ELECTIVE NRE 265 or REC 210

3

GEN EDUAny Approved Elective List Course

2

ELECTIVE NRE 110/114/215/245 or Any NRE Degree Elective

2

Total Credit Hours:14

Semester Note: NRE 204 is only offered in the Fall.

 Upon completion of GIS 101, NRE 100, NRE 205, NRE 204, and NRE 121, you should apply for the Natural Resources Certificate.


Upon completion of GIS 101, and 6 credits of any emphasis course, you should apply for the Natural Resources Geographic Information Systems GIS Certificate.

Upon completion of NRE 100, NRE 110, and 3 credits of electives (select from FSW 100 and FSW 101 or NRE 121, NRE 205, NRE 215, NRE 280, or NRE 285), you should apply for the Forestry Certificate.

Fourth Semester


Course NumberTitleCredits
ELECTIVE NRE 225 or Any NRE Degree Elective*

3

ELECTIVE AQT 102, HLT 240, or Any NRE Degree Elective*

4

ELECTIVE NRE 110/114/245/215/230 or NRE Degree Elective*

3

ELECTIVE NRE 110/114/245/215/230 or NRE Degree Elective*

3

GEN EDUAny Approved Elective List Course

2

Total Credit Hours:15
Semester Note: Upon completion of REC 210, NRE 265, and 3 credits of elective (select one course from AQT 102, NRE 200, NRE 230, NRE 232, NRE 245, NRE 280, or NRE 285), you should apply for the Natural Resources Recreation Certificate.

Upon completion of NRE 205, NRE 114, and 3 credits of elective (select one course from AQT 102 or NRE 100, NRE 110, NRE 200, NRE 204, NRE 225, NRE 230, NRE 245, NRE 280, or NRE 285), you should apply for the Wildlife Certificate.

Total Credit Hours: 60

Important Program Notes:

*Natural Resource Technology AAS Degree ElectivesAny AQT course, BIO 105, BIO 111, BIO 112, BIO 221, BIO 222, CHE 101, CHE 111, CHE 112, CHE 205, ENV 101, FSW 100, FSW 101, FSW 143, GEY 111, GIS 210, GIS 212, HLT 101, HLT 211, HLT 240, OUT 156, OUT 157, OUT 158, REC 210, REC 211, REC 212, or any NRE course.

You must complete 3 credits from either NRE 225, NRE 265, or REC 210 to complete this degree.   

You must complete 60 credits. You should not exceed 62 creditsYou may want to check with your advisor to monitor your completion progress.