Land, Forest, Wildlife Management Technology

Degree

Program Description: The Land, Forest, Wildlife Management Technology 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: Five (5) 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.

Entrance Date: Beginning of each semester.

Entrance Requirements: Refer to Admissions criteria. Contact the program advisor or admissions for details. 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 Technology, Associate of Applied Science.

Credits Required for Graduation: 66 minimum semester hour credits required for graduation.

Cost
1st Term
Tuition: $1335
Fees: $309
Books: $711.6
Total: $2355.6

2nd Term
Tuition: $1246
Fees: $284
Books: $621.6
Total: $2151.6

3rd Term
Books: $526.4
Fees: $284
Tuition: $1068
Total: $1878.4

4th Term
Tuition: $1335
Fees: $284
Books: $468.6
Total: $2087.6

5th Term
Tuition: $1068
Fees: $324
Books: $370.5
Total: $1762.5

Curriculum Credits

1: General Core Courses

15

Area I: Language Arts/Communications (3 hours) 3
ENGL 1101 Composition and Rhetoric 3
Area II: Social/Behavioral Sciences (3 hours) 3
Area III: Natural Sciences/Mathematics (3 hours) 3
Math 0001 One Degree Level Mathematics Course 3
Area IV: Humanities/Fine Arts 3
And one additional course from Area I, II, III, or IV (3 Hours)(as approved by program advisor) 3

2: Institutional Credit (3 hours)

3

COLL 1500 Student Success 3

3: Occupational Courses (48 hours)

48

FWMT 2030 Fish Pond Management 3
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 2460 Forest Management 6
FORS 1210 GPS/GIS Aerial Photography 4
FORS 1100 Forest Technology 3
FORS 1030 Dendrology 3
MGMT 1100 Principles of Management 3
COMP 1000 Intro to Computer Literacy 3
FWMT 2040 Internship 3

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