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Natural Resources

Do you love the outdoors?.... So do we!

TVCC's Natural Resources Department offers various degrees in fields related to natural resources including:

  • Natural Resource Management
  • Wildland Fire Management
  • Wildlife and Fisheries

Collaboration and partnerships with industry professionals, many of them graduates of our programs, brings real-world learning to the classroom - especially when class is held on a river bank or in a forest!

 

Degrees and Certificates

Choose from a one-year certificate, an Associate of Applied Science degree, or an Associate of Science degree. Visit with an advisor to discover the program or degree that best fits your goals.


Conservation Technician
CERT - Career Pathways Certificate

This Career Pathway Certificate of Completion prepares students for entry and seasonal level employment with public and private agencies in the area of conservation for both plant and wildlife.

Natural Resources
AS - Associate of Science

This is an Associate of Science degree designed to transfer on to a 4-year College or University. This degree has been specifically addressed with the University of Idaho, and College of Idaho. Please contact the 4-year College or University and ensure that you have an advisor at both TVCC and your future school. If you plan on attending any 4-year school, after TVCC, please make sure you contact that school as early as possible while attending TVCC.

Natural Resources
AAS - Associate of Applied Science

Successful completion of this degree program provides students with a broad base of skills related to a career in Natural Resources. The Natural Resources Associate of Applied Science degree program offers training in the areas of Invasive Species (Noxious Weeds); Range Management, and Forestry, as well as an introduction to GPS/GIS and Recreation and Wildlife. Successful graduates of this program may secure entry level positions as seasonal, temporary, or permanent employees for state and federal agencies, or private industry. This degree is designed for students wishing to directly enter the workforce. It is not designed for transfer to a four-year institution, although some coursework may be transferable. Students who wish to transfer coursework are strongly encouraged to work closely with their TVCC advisor to develop a transfer plan and to identify and contact an advisor at their chosen transfer institution. A minimum of 90 credits and a minimum grade point average of 2.0 are needed to graduate with a degree.

Natural Resources-Environmental Science Technician
1YR - Certificate (One Year)

This certificate allows students to build fundamental knowledge in Natural Resources then customize their own education through three different concentrations. Students can choose from Field Mapping/Cartography and Natural Resource Conservation courses in order to create a customized program based on career goals. Successful graduates of this program may secure entry level positions as seasonal or temporary employees for state and federal agencies or private industry.

Range & Forest Technician
CERT - Career Pathways Certificate

This Career Pathway Certificate of Completion prepares students for seasonal and entry level employment with public and private agencies as Forest or Range technicians.

Rangeland Management
AS - Associate of Science

This is an Associate of Science degree designed to transfer on to a 4-year College or University. This degree has been specifically addressed with the University of Idaho, and College of Idaho. Please contact the 4-year College or University and ensure that you have an advisor at both TVCC and your future school. If you plan on attending any 4-year school, after TVCC, please make sure you contact that school as early as possible while attending TVCC.

Wildland Fire Management
AAS - Associate of Applied Science

This program prepares students for positions on fire crews including crew boss or member of the heli-tech team, with the Bureau of Land Management, the U.S. Forest Service, or other public and private agencies that manage firefighting on public lands. This degree is designed for students wishing to directly enter the workforce. It is not designed for transfer to a four-year institution, although some coursework may be transferable. Students who wish to transfer coursework are strongly encouraged to work closely with their TVCC advisor to develop a transfer plan and to identify and contact an advisor at their chosen transfer institution. A minimum of 90 credits and a minimum grade point average of 2.0 are needed to graduate with a degree.

Wildland Fire Management-Wildland Fire
1YR - Certificate (One Year)

The Wildland Fire certificate prepares students for entry level seasonal jobs in fire-fighting for the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service, and other public and private agencies that manage firefighting on public lands. During summer quarter students can incorporate required NATR 280 (Cooperative Work Experience) with the work they are doing in the field. Students should make appropriate arrangements with their program advisor. All courses in this certificate may be transferred into the Natural Resources Wildland Fire Associate of Applied Science Degree. A minimum grade point average of 2.0 is required to obtain the certificate.

Wildland Fire Technician
CERT - Career Pathways Certificate

The Wildland Firefighter Technician Career Pathway Certificate of Completion prepares students for seasonal or entry level employment with public and private agencies as fire crew members.

Wildlife Science
AS - Associate of Science

This is an Associate of Science degree designed to transfer on to a 4-year College or University. This degree has been specifically articulated with Oregon Institute of Technology, the University of Idaho, and College of Idaho. Please contact the 4-year College or University and ensure that you have an advisor at both TVCC and your future school. If you are planning on attending another 4-year school, please ensure you contact that school, as early in your TVCC education program, as possible.