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LAND, FOREST, WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT ASSISTANT

Diploma

Program Description: The Land, Forest, Wildlife Management Assistant program is a sequence of courses designed to prepare students for careers as managers at public and private wildlife preserves & plantations. General education, basic science and program-specific learning opportunities develop the knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement.

Student Learning Outcomes:
•   Students will demonstrate equipment operation and safety protocol.
•   Students will develop a Plantation Facility Management Plan for a hunting plantation.
•   Students will demonstrate basic Wildlife Management Techniques.
•   Students will identify Tree Species found in southern U.S. forests.
•   Students will develop a comprehensive Natural Resources Map using GPS/GIS technology.
•   Students will develop a Conceptual Management Plan for a selected property.

Program Offered at the Following Sites: Thomasville

Length of Program: Four (4) Semesters

Cost of Program: Click Here.

Entrance Date: Beginning of each semester.

Entrance Requirements: Refer to Admissions criteria. Click for Entrance Score Requirements.

Age: Applicant must be 16 years of age or older.

Education: An applicant must be a high school graduate or the equivalent (GED). College transcripts will be evaluated on an individual basis.

Advisor: A Program Advisor should be consulted prior to enrolling in any course. An advisor will be assigned by admissions.

Additional Requirements: Refer to Admissions criteria. All students enrolled in Land, Forest Wildlife courses must submit a signed and notarized Field Exercise liability waiver form.

Program Final Exit Point: Land, Forest, Wildlife Management Assistant, Diploma.

Credits Required for Graduation: 53 minimum semester hour credits required for graduation.

 

Curriculum

Credit Hours

1. Basic Skills Courses (8-9 hours)
  ENGL 1010 Fundamentals of English I 3
  And one of the following (2-3 hours)
    EMPL 1000 Interpersonal Relations and Professional Development 2
    PSYC 1010 Basic Psychology (3)
  And one of the following (3 hours)
    MATH 1012 Foundations of Mathematics 3
    MATH 1013 Algebraic Concepts (3)
    MATH 1015 Geometry and Trigonometry (3)
2. Institutional Credit (3 hours)
    COLL 1500 Student Success  
3. Occupational Courses (42 hours)
  COMP 1000 Introduction to Computers 3
  FORS 1030 Dendrology 3
  FORS 1100 Forest Technology 3
  FORS 1210 GPS/GIS Aerial Photography 4
  FORS 2460 Forest Management 6
  FWMT 1000 Introduction to Wildlife Management 3
  FWMT 1010 Equipment Use 3
  FWMT 1020 Wildlife Policy and Law 3
  FWMT 1080 Plantation Operations 3
  FWMT 2010 Wildlife Management Techniques 4
  FWMT 2020 Habitat Manipulation 4
  FWMT 2040 Internship 3