Program Credit Hour Total: 62-63 Credits
The information below is intended to be a guide, and does not guarantee regional job placement, job availability, or a specific wage after completion of the program.
The AS in Natural Resources Management is intended for students who are wishing to transfer to a university and obtain a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree. Most of the potential jobs listed below require a student to transfer and continue their education at the next level.
Over one-half of the jobs in natural resources are with the federal, state, or local governments - many with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Private sector jobs can be within consulting firms or scientific research groups. Potential job opportunities for individuals with degrees in Natural Resource Management may include conservation officer or specialist, environmental or science educator, extension educator, field researcher, forest/rangeland/wildlife ecologist, GIS systems specialist, industrial ecologist, land-use planner, natural resource specialist, range manager, range conservationist, riparian/watershed specialist, or wetlands restoration specialist.
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The Natural Resource Management Associate of Science is well suited for transfer to a Bachelor degree program. Possible options at the Bachelor’s level include degrees in Rangeland Ecology and Watershed Management, Agroecology, Environmental Systems Science, Environment and Natural Resources, and Outdoor Recreation and Tourism Management.