Natural Resources Management

Natural Resources Management Courses

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

The 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
AGC103 Ag Computer -OR- 3
Any 3 credit course * 3
CNS107 Outdoor Recreation Techniques 1
CNS108 Wildlife Identification 3
CNS121 Environmental Conservation 3
CNS204 Native Vegetation 3
ENG105 Composition I -OR- 3
COM781 Written Communication in the Workplace 3

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Total Credits 16
* Select any 3 credit course. This course is included in your tech core and is not considered part of your 12 credits of general education requirements toward your degree.
Semester 2
AGH140 Equipment Operations 2
CNS106 Wildlife Ecology 4
CNS143 Fire Management 3
MAT122 College Algebra -OR- 5
Math Elective 3
PSY111 Introduction to Psychology -OR- 3
PSY102 Human and Work Relations -OR- 3
SOC110 Introduction to Sociology 3

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Total Credits 17
Semester 3
AGT805 Employment Experience 5
SPC101 Fundamentals of Oral Communication 3

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Total Credits 8
Courses required for graduation, but can be taken any term.
Semester 4
AGA284 Pesticide Application Certification -OR- 3
BIO112 General Biology I 4
AGP340 Foundations of GIS and GPS -OR- 3
SOC205 Diversity in America 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

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Total Credits 16
Semester 5
AGA154 Fundamentals of Soil Science -OR- 3
BIO113 General Biology II 4
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

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Total Credits 9
Math Electives
MAT110 Math for Liberal Arts 3
MAT128 Precalculus 4
MAT134 Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry 3
MAT156 Statistics 3
MAT210 Calculus I 4
MAT216 Calculus II 4
MAT219 Calculus III 4
MAT772 Applied Math 3


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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