Natural Resources Management

Natural Resources Management – Transfer Courses

Award: Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Program Start: Fall, Spring
Enrollment Status: Full-time or part-time

The Transfer - AAS degree program requires a mix of general education and hands-on courses. The following list of courses is from the current catalog year, organized in the suggested sequence of study for a full-time student, and is subject to change.

Part-time students, visit with a program advisor for a modified sequence of study.

If you are a current student your program requirements may be different than those listed for the current catalog year. View your Program Evaluation to see your specific program requirements and to search and register for classes.

Semester 1
CNS107 Outdoor Recreation Techniques 1
CNS108 Wildlife Identification 3
CNS121 Environmental Conservation 3
CNS204 Native Vegetation 3
ENG105 Composition I 3
Any 3 credit course * 3

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Total Credits 16
* Select any 3 credit course. This course is included in tech core and is not considered part of your 12 credits of general education requirements toward your degree.
Semester 2
AGH140 Equipment Operations -OR- 2
CHM165 General Chemistry I -OR- 4
CHM122 Introduction to General Chemistry 4
CNS106 Wildlife Ecology 4
CNS143 Fire Management -OR- 3
CHM165 General Chemistry I -OR- 4
CHM122 Introduction to General Chemistry 4
MAT110 Math for Liberal Arts -OR- 3
Math Elective
PSY111 Introduction to Psychology -OR- 3
SOC110 Introduction to Sociology 3
SPC101 Fundamentals of Oral Communication 3

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Total Credits 18
Semester 3
BIO112 General Biology I -OR- 4
AGA284 Pesticide Application Certification 3
CNS136 Aquatic Management -OR- 3
ENG106 Composition II 3
CNS138 Woodland Management -OR- 3
ENG106 Composition II 3
CNS205 Advanced Outdoor Recreation Techniques 1
CNS228 Natural Areas Management 3
SOC205 Diversity in America -OR- 3
AGP340 Foundations of GIS and GPS 3

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Total Credits 17
Semester 4
BIO113 General Biology II -OR- 4
AGA154 Fundamentals of Soil Science 3
CNS201 Conservation Biology 4
CNS231 Integrated Roadside Vegetation Management -OR- 2
CNS134 Wildlife Management -OR- 4
PHI105 Introduction to Ethics -OR- 3
CNS929 Individual Projects 1
MAT122 College Algebra -OR- 5
Math Elective

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Total Credits 15
Math Electives
MAT128 Precalculus 4
MAT134 Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry 3
MAT156 Statistics 3
MAT210 Calculus I 4
MAT216 Calculus II 4
MAT219 Calculus III 4


Program Contacts

Department Secretary

Dianne Lellig
Butler Hall 104
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Program Advisor

Terri Rogers
Bremer Hall 101-G
319-296-2329 ext.1311
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Ray Beets
Butler Hall 104-A
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