Land, Forest, Wildlife Management, AAS (LF23) Degree

Campus Locations: Thomasville, Tifton

The Land, Forest, Wildlife Management Technology program is a sequence of courses designed to prepare students for careers as employees at public and private wildlife preserves & plantations and as Conservation Rangers (Game Wardens). 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

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.

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Curriculum Outline (66 hours)
1: General Core Courses 15
Area I: Language Arts/Communications (3 hours) 3
ENGL 1101

Co-requisite(s): ENGL 0090 and/or Entrance exam reading and writing scores in accordance with approved TCSG admission score levels. Explores the analysis of literature and articles about issues in the humanities and in society. Students practice various modes of writing, ranging from exposition to argumentation and persuasion. The course includes a review of standard grammatical and stylistic usage in proofreading and editing. An introduction to library resources lays the foundation for research. Topics include writing analysis and practice, revision, and research. Students write a research paper using library resources and using a formatting and documentation style appropriate to the purpose and audience.

Area II: Social/Behavioral Sciences (3 hours) 3
Area III: Natural Sciences/Mathematics (3 hours) 3
Math 0001One 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
COLL 1500

This course is designed to provide tools to assist students to acquire skills necessary to achieve academic and professional success in their chosen occupational/ technical program of study. Topics include: Getting off to a Good Start, Learning and Personality Styles, Time and Money Management, Study and Test Taking Skills, Stress Management and Wellness, Communications Skills, Career Exploration, Research Skills, College Campus Knowledge, Memory & Reading Skills, Presentation & Interview Skills, and Group Skills. Effective Fall 2016, students who already have an Associate Degree or higher will be given exemption credit for the COLL 1500 course.

3: Occupational Courses 48
COMP 1000

Introduces the fundamental concepts, terminology, and operations necessary to use computers. Emphasis is placed on basic functions and familiarity with computer use. Topics include an introduction to computer and digital terminology, and usage, operating systems, Internet and digital communication, word processing applications, spreadsheet applications, database applications, and presentation applications.

FWMT 1000

Pre-requisite(s): Provisional Admission This course introduces the principles of wildlife management, including basic terminology, safety and orientation, and employment. Topics include: first aid and CPR training, hunter safety and boating safety, organizations and agencies, and careers in natural resources management.

FWMT 1010

Pre-requisite(s): Provisional Admission This course provides an introduction to equipment operation, safety, and maintenance. Topics include tractor and ATV operation and maintenance, power boat operation, the use of hand tools and power tools including chain saws. Upon completion, students should be able to safely operate equipment and perform routine maintenance and repair required in a career in wildlife management.

FWMT 1020

Pre-requisite(s): Provisional Admission This course includes laws, policies, and jurisdiction of natural resources. Topics include policy and law; game, non-game and endangered species; public relations and cultural aspects of natural resource management; and law enforcement procedures. Upon completion students should be able to describe and assess the influences of policies, laws, and society on natural resource management.

FWMT 1080

Pre/Co-requisite(s): FWMT 1010 This course provides a focus on operations for students interested in managing wildlife on private plantations in the Southeast. Topics include guiding techniques, facility and grounds maintenance, dog handling and kennel operations, hospitality, first aid, interpersonal relations, and firearm safety.

FWMT 2010

Pre/Co-requisite(s): FWMT 1000 This course takes an applied approach in covering the methods commonly used in wildlife population management. Topics include identification, measurement of population parameters, food plot development, habitat assessment, collection of age, sex, and reproductive data, radio telemetry, and investigations into causes of mortality. Upon completion students should understand and administer common population management techniques.

FWMT 2020

Pre/Co-Requisite(s): FWMT 1000 This is an applied course covering habitat management practices beneficial to wildlife. Emphasis is placed on methods for increasing quality food production and cover, and developing and executing management plans. Upon completion students should develop, interpret, and execute management plans to establish, maintain, and improve quality habitat.

FWMT 2030

Pre-requisite(s): Provisional Admission This course covers the management of fish and duck ponds. Emphasis is placed on the techniques used to maintain a healthy and productive pond for sport and recreation purposes. Upon completion students should be familiar with pond management techniques.

FWMT 2040

Pre-requisite(s): FWMT 2010 Pre/Co-requisite(s): FORS 2460 Focuses on the application and reinforcement of wildlife technology skills in a live work situation. Students are acquainted with occupational responsibilities through job training and are provided with insights into wildlife management applications. Emphasis is placed on problem solving, interpersonal skills, wildlife management, and professional development. NOTE Students will be responsible for obtaining an official Driving History Report (MUR) prior to beginning the Internship course.

FORS 1010

Introduces the fundamentals of forestry and natural resources. Topics include: history of forestry, importance of forestry, forest safety, harvesting equipment, and natural resource careers.

FORS 1030

Pre-requisite(s): Provisional Admission Provides the basis for a fundamental understanding of the taxonomy and identification of trees and shrubs. Topics include: tree and shrub classification, tree and shrub identification, tree and shrub structure identification, and leaf structure identification.

FORS 1040

Provides experience in identification and control of destructive and harmful agents in the forest environment. Topics include: detrimental growth factors; biological and economic factors of forest pests, chemical pest control; classification and description of wildfires; and fire fighting methods, tools and equipment.

FORS 1100

Pre-requisite(s): Provisional Admission Introduces the techniques of multiple-use forest resource management. Topics include: multiple-use management, prescribed burning, site preparation methods, logging, forest management plan, land ownership, and timber marking.

FORS 1210

Pre/Co-requisite(s): MATH 1012 or MATH 1111, Provisional Admission Focuses on application of the fundamental principles and practices of mapping and the use of mapping instruments. Emphasizes areas of plane and boundary surveying and area determination. Topics include: Global positioning systems (GPS), geographical information systems (GIS), area determination, developing maps, and aerial photography.

MGMT 1100

Develops skills and behaviors necessary for successful supervision of people and their job responsibilities. Emphasis will be placed on real life concepts, personal skill development, applied knowledge and managing human resources. Course content is intended to help managers and supervisors deal with a dramatically changing workplace being affected by technology changes, a more competitive and global market place, corporate restructuring and the changing nature of work and the workforce. Topics include: Understanding the ManagerÆs Job and Work Environment; Building an Effective Organizational Culture; Leading, Directing, and the Application of Authority; Planning, Decision- Making, and Problem-Solving; Human Resource Management, Administrative Management, Organizing, and Controlling.

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