Natural Resources Management
The Natural Resources Management program enables students to learn about the physical aspects of managing natural areas as well as the theory behind the procedures. Students develop the necessary skills and certifications for entering careers as natural resources technicians through a combination of classroom instruction, laboratory activities, and an eight-week cooperative work experience.
A trademark of the program is the Advanced Outdoor Recreation Techniques class. Within this class, students travel to the Boundary Waters Canoe Wilderness Area or to the Bighorn Mountains in Wyoming to gain experience in wilderness ethics, orienteering, canoeing, portaging, camping, and much more.
Hawkeye Community College's Agriculture and Natural Resources programs have articulation agreements with Iowa State University, and Upper Iowa University to transfer both general education and technical credits. Many other state and private colleges and universities accept up to 65 credit hours. For more information, contact a program advisor.
Natural Resources Activities
As a Natural Resources Management student you will have many opportunities to experience a variety of natural resources activities throughout the year, both on and off campus.
The Natural Resources Management program at Hawkeye Community College is accredited by the North American Wildlife Technology Association, www.nawta.org. Hawkeye is the only college in Iowa to be accredited through the North American Wildlife Technology Association.
North American Wildlife Technology Association accreditation provides assurance of the context and quality of the education offered. The Natural Resource Management program is reviewed every five years to maintain our accreditation status, to ensure curriculum standards are met; and to recognize specific knowledge, skill sets, and aptitudes.
The North American Wildlife Technology Association also provides an opportunity for exchanging ideas and educational materials in addition to providing opportunities for faculty professional development. For example, each June Hawkeye faculty travel to the professional development conference to learn about wildlife management techniques.
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