Land, Forest, Wildlife Management, Diploma (LF12) (030300)  Diploma

Campus Locations: Thomasville, Tifton

The Land, Forest, Wildlife Management Assistant program is a sequence of courses designed to prepare students for careers as employees at land management services and 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

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, Diploma.

Credits Required for Graduation: 54 minimum semester hour credits required for graduation.

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Curriculum Outline (45 hours)
1: Basic Skills Courses (9 Hours) 9
ENGL 1010

Co-requisite(s): Entrance exam reading and writing scores in accordance with approved TCSG admission score levels or ENGL 0090. Emphasizes the development and improvement of written and oral communication abilities. Topics include analysis of writing, applied grammar and writing skills, editing and proofreading skills, research skills, and oral communication skills.

PSYC 1010

Pre-requisite(s): Entrance exam reading and writing scores in accordance with approved TCSG admission score levels Presents basic concepts within the field of psychology and their application to everyday human behavior, thinking, and emotion. Emphasis is placed on students understanding basic psychological principles and their application within the context of family, work and social interactions. Topics include an overview of psychology as a science, the nervous and sensory systems, learning and memory, motivation and emotion, intelligence, lifespan development, personality, psychological disorders and their treatments, stress and health, and social psychology.

And one of the following (3 hours) 3
MATH 1012

Co-requisite(s): Appropriate Placement Test Score or appropriate learning support exit point, or MATH 0090. Emphasizes the application of basic mathematical skills used in the solution of occupational and technical problems. Topics include fractions, decimals, percents, ratios and proportions, measurement and conversion, geometric concepts, technical applications, and basic statistics.

MATH 1013

Pre-requisite(s): Appropriate Placement Test Score Emphasizes concepts and operations which are applied to the study of algebra. Topics include basic mathematical concepts, basic algebraic concepts, and intermediate algebraic concepts.

MATH 1015

Pre-requisite(s): MATH 1013 Emphasizes basic geometric and trigonometric concepts. Topics include measurement conversion, geometric terminology and measurements, and trigonometric terminology and functions.

2: Institutional Credit (3 hours) 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 (42 hours) 33
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 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.

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 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 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 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.

Program Chair

Land, Forest, Wildlife Management Program Chair
School of Professional Services

15689 US 19 North, Thomasville, GA 31792
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