Land, Forest, Wildlife Management Specialist, TCC (LF11) Technical Certificate of Credit


Campus Locations: Thomasville, Tifton

The Land, Forest, Wildlife Management Specialist program is a sequence of courses designed to prepare students for careers as employees 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: Two (2) 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 Specialist, Technical Certificate of Credit.

Credits Required for Graduation: 19 minimum semester hour credits required for graduation.

Cost
Books: $346.90
Fees: $301.00
Tuition: $900.00
Total: $1,547.90
Books: $300.00
Fees: $301.00
Tuition: $700.00
Total: $1,301.00
Books: $150.00
Fees: $301.00
Tuition: $300.00
Total: $751.00
Curriculum Outline (19 hours)
1: Basic Skills Courses (3 hours) 3
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.

3
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.

3
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.

3
2: Occupational Courses (16 hours) 16
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.

4
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.

3
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.

3
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.

3
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.

3
Faculty
Program Chair

Land, Forest, Wildlife Management Faculty
School of Professional Services
Tifton

Advisor

Land, Forest, Wildlife Management Faculty
School of Professional Services
Thomasville

15689 US 19 North, Thomasville, GA 31792
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