Preparation for safe and efficient natural resource field work through understanding of when, where and how to safely use field equipment and tools. Emphasizes awareness of situational safety issues in the human and non-human environment. Includes field application of tools and equipment commonly used in natural resource jobs.
A panoramic view of ecosystems, current topics, primary organizations and professions in modern natural resources management. Lectures, discussions and extensive field activities survey this diverse industry. Use career assessment and planning tools, such as educational portfolio development, to create a strategy for your professional future.
Completion of student professional portfolio and final project. The portfolio contains course projects, work and educational experiences completed while pursuing an AST degree or certificate. Final project will be completed by a team of students and will contain culminating activities that demonstrate acquisition of natural resource program student learning outcomes. Prerequisite: completion of one year's course work in the natural resource program.
From personal to global levels, this course uses a systems approach to examine interaction of social, economic and ecological factors in natural resources management. Identify and explore the consequences of diverse natural resource philosophies and paradigms, and develop skills to direct, mitigate or change human impacts on natural systems. Prerequisite: ENGL& 101.
Intended to provide authentic experiences in the world of work by applying knowledge and skills learned in the classroom to a working environment. Variable credit class. Prerequisites: instructor's permission.