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.

Length of Program: Four (4) Semesters

Locations offered:
Thomasville
Tifton

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.

Gainful Employment: For more information regarding this program including job placement rate, on-time graduation rate, costs, and occupational information, please view the Datasheet

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.

Cost
1st Term
Tuition: $1335
Fees: $309
Books: $713.5
Total: $2357.5

2nd Term
Tuition: $1246
Fees: $284
Books: $627.5
Total: $2157.5

3rd Term
Books: $176.4
Fees: $284
Tuition: $534
Total: $994.4

4th Term
Tuition: $890
Fees: $284
Books: $228.2
Total: $1402.2

5th Term
Tuition: $801
Fees: $324
Books: $220.5
Total: $1345.5

Curriculum Credits

1: Basic Skills Courses (8-9 hours)

17

ENGL 1010 Fundamentals of English I 3
And one of the following (2-3 hours) 5
EMPL 1000 Interpersonal Relat & Prof Dev 2
PSYC 1010 Basic Psychology 3
And one of the following (3 hours) 9
MATH 1012 Foundations of Mathematics 3
MATH 1013 Algebraic Concepts 3
MATH 1015 Geometry and Trigonometry 3

2: Institutional Credit (3 hours)

3

COLL 1500 Student Success 3

3: Occupational Courses (42 hours)

36

FWMT 2020 Habitat Manipulation 4
FWMT 2010 WildlifeManagementTechniques 4
FWMT 1080 Plantation Operations 3
FWMT 1020 Wildlife Policy and Law 3
FWMT 1010 Equipment Use 3
FWMT 1000 Intro to Wildlife Management 3
FORS 1210 GPS/GIS Aerial Photography 4
FORS 1100 Forest Technology 3
FORS 1030 Dendrology 3
COMP 1000 Intro to Computer Literacy 3
FWMT 2040 Internship 3

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