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Campus: Larimer Campus

Wildlife 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 Wildlife Technology and enter the workforce. Students explore skills in wildlife, aquaculture, fisheries, natural resource management and computer analysis of natural resources. The Wildlife Technology program focuses on principles and research techniques to assist in wildlife and land management. Includes practical field skills, and theory and applications for the study and management of wildlife, fisheries, and wild bird populations. This program prepares students for a career as a wildlife technician. The AAS degree in Wildlife Technology at Front Range Community College has received a three-year accreditation from the North American Wildlife Technology Association (NAWTA).

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First Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
NRE 114Colorado Wildlife

3

MATH MAT 107 or higher, MAT 121 preferred

3

NRE 100Foundations of Forestry

3

ELECTIVE NRE 101 or Any Wildlife Degree Elective*

1

ELECTIVE NRE 232/121/265, REC 210 or Any Wildlife Degree Elective*

2

GEN EDUAny Approved Elective List Course

3

Total Credit Hours:15
Semester Note: You should select 3 credits of electives this semester. 

Second Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
GEN EDUAny Approved Elective List Course

3

NRE 205Wildlife & Fisheries Management

3

GIS 101Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

3

ENGLISH ENG 121/122/131

3

ELECTIVE ENV 101, HLT 240, or NRE 225 or Any Wildlife Degree Elective*

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Semester Note: Upon completion of NRE 205, NRE 114, and 3-5 credits of elective (select one course from AQT 102, BIO 222, NRE 200, NRE 204, NRE 225, NRE 230, NRE 245, or NRE 280), you should apply for the Wildlife Certificate.

Upon completion of NRE 100, NRE 110, and any emphasis course, you should apply for the Forestry Certificate.

Third Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
BIO 111General College Biology I w/Lab: GT-SC1

5

NRE 245Avian Conservation/Ornithology

3

NRE 204Range Management & Restoration

4

ELECTIVE NRE 110/121/265 or REC 210, or Any Wildlife Degree Elective

3

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.

Upon completion of GIS 101, GIS 210 or GIS 212, and any emphasis course, you should apply for the Natural Resources Geographic Information Systems GIS Certificate.

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

Fourth Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
NRE 255Wildlife Field Techniques

4

AQT 102Fish Biology and Ichthyology

5

ELECTIVE NRE 110/121/265 or REC 210, or Any Wildlife Degree Elective

3

NRE 230Wildlife Law Enforcement

3

Total Credit Hours:15
Semester Note: Upon completion of REC 210, NRE 265, and 3-5 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.

Total Credit Hours: 60

Important Program Notes:

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

You must select 12 total credits from Wildlife AAS degree electives*. You must also complete 6 credits from the Approved Elective List to satisfy general education requirements for this degree.

You cannot apply more than 6 credits in Internship or Independent Study programs to the Wildlife Technology AAS Degree. 

*Wildlife Technology AAS Degree elective courses: BIO 221, BIO 222, CHE 101, CHE 111, ENV 101, FSW 100, FSW 101, GIS 210, GIS 212, HLT 240, NRE 101, NRE 110, NRE 121, NRE 200, NRE 215, NRE 225, NRE 232, NRE 265, NRE 278, NRE 280, NRE 285, REC 210, REC 211, or REC 212.