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Associate in Applied Science - Natural Resource Management MSM Group - Spokane Community College MSM Group - Spokane Community College, USA


Jan 2023, Sep 2023, Apr 2023

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USD 19638

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USD 100 Waived

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24 months


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Program Overview

The associate in applied science degree in Natural Resource Management prepares students to work in the forestry area. This program is accredited by the Society of American Foresters. Two additional options are available: Parks and Recreation or Wildlife Fisheries. The Parks and Recreation option prepares students for park maintenance and/or interpretive positions.  The Wildlife/Fisheries option prepares students to perform field sampling as well as habitat restoration work.

All students must complete an internship of at least 400 hours to complete the degree.  Second year: Student may remain in the main program which is forestry based, or they may select one of the two options for an AAS degree which requires a total of 105 credits.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify selected forest trees, shrubs, and forbs native to the Pacific Northwest.
  • Use various instruments to measure the height, diameter and age of trees and apply this data to volume, site and growth determinations.
  • Identify species and habitat needs of common northwest freshwater fish, birds and wildlife.
  • Operate hand compasses, level, global positioning systems, and electronic instruments in determining slopes, turning angles, running traverses, locating ownership boundaries, and determining locations.
  • Utilize maps and aerial photographs in the management of natural resources, including through the use of geographic information systems.
  • Recognize common diseases and insect pests of forest trees and assess their damage.
  • Use the computer as a tool for solving natural resources problems.
  • Apply field techniques to sample, measure, and monitor wildlife, birds and fish species and their habitat.
  • Demonstrate human relationship skills and professional behavior needed for successful job performance.
  • Parks maintenance and equipment.
  • Recognize and apply the various silvicultural systems and techniques used in ecosystem management.
  • Understand concepts of ecology, conservation and management for fish and wildlife species and their habitats.
  • Understand concepts involved in soil science including soil management, conservation, and use of soils in forestry and agriculture.
  • Maintain and safely operate a chainsaw.
  • Write technical reports and give presentations.
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Program Level Associate Degree

College/University Processing Time 30

Program Intensity Full-Time

General Admission Requirement

    Academic Requirement

    • Minimum Level of Education Required: To be accepted into this program, applicants must have Grade 12 / High School Diploma.

    5.5 IELTS Score
    61 TOEFL Score Minimum Overall Score
    43 PTE Score Minimum Overall Score
    85 Duolingo Minimum Overall Score
    75% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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