Since its inception, the Natural and Historical Interpretation program at Hocking College has become renowned for training experienced, confident and talented educators.
As a student in the Natural and Historical Interpretation program, you will be trained to educate others about the environment and human connections to it.
Classes use the backdrop of Southeastern Ohio to extract stories of interest in the natural world and the history of nearby areas. Emphasis is placed on practical experience, leading programs with groups of all kinds, exhibit design and development of interpretive sites. You will also receive unique training in researching and developing living history subjects and techniques.
Hocking Woods Nature Center provides Interpretation students the opportunity to work with captive wildlife, including raptors and reptiles. We even have a planetarium for learning and teaching about astronomy and night interpretation. Robbins Crossing is a collection of authentic log homes that allows students to practice "living history" presentations in period clothing, designed to engage visitors in the skills and lifestyles of the past including blacksmithing, wood stove cooking and woodworking.
The following outcomes are skills, behaviors, and attitudes cultivated in students seeking the Associate of Applied Science in Natural and Historical Interpretation:
Total Credit Hours:
|Estimated Course Fees:
Class Hours: 29.0
Total Credit Hours:
Estimated Course Fees:
Class Hours: 29.0
|COURSE NO.||FIRST SEMESTER||Class Hours||Lab Hours||Credit Hours||Course Fee|
|INTP-1100||Introduction to Interpretation||0.00||4.00||2.00||$525.00|
|INTP-2254||Nature Drawing I||0.00||2.00||1.00||$60.00|
|WLM-1156||Wildlife Ecology and Identification||1.50||0.00||1.50||$10.00|
|WLM-1156L||Wildlife Ecology and Identification Lab||0.00||3.00||1.50||$120.00|
|COURSE NO.||SECOND SEMESTER||Class Hours||Lab Hours||Credit Hours||Course Fee|
|INTP-1118||Environmental Education Techniques||1.00||4.00||3.00||$145.00|
|INTP-1121||Interpretive Guide Techniques||1.00||4.00||3.00||$250.00|
|BIOS-1163||Wild Edible Plants and Mycology||0.00||2.00||1.00||$200.00|
|BIOS-1132L||Field Biology Lab||0.00||3.00||1.50||$85.00|
|ENGL-1510||English Composition I||4.00||0.00||4.00||$50.00|
|COURSE NO.||SUMMER SEMESTER||Class Hours||Lab Hours||Credit Hours||Course Fee|
|NRM-2296||Natural Resources Practicum & Seminar||1.00||7.00||2.00||$100.00|
|COURSE NO.||THIRD SEMESTER||Class Hours||Lab Hours||Credit Hours||Course Fee|
|INTP-1114||Interpretive Employment Seminar||1.00||0.00||1.00||$40.00|
|NRM-2217L||Aquatic Ecology Lab||0.00||3.00||1.50||$80.00|
|INTP-2230||Interpretive Facilites & Displays||2.00||2.00||3.00||$100.00|
|***||Social Science Elective||0.00||0.00||3.00|
|COURSE NO.||FOURTH SEMESTER||Class Hours||Lab Hours||Credit Hours||Course Fee|
|INTP-2240||Interpretive Center Operations: Capstone||1.00||2.00||2.00||$190.00|
|ENGL-2126||English Composition Ii: Nature Readings||3.00||0.00||3.00||$40.00|
|GEO-1125||Map Reading and Interpretation||0.00||2.00||1.00||$95.00|
|NRM-1113||Watercraft Operation and Maintenance||0.00||2.00||1.00||$175.00|
|GEO-1104||Introduction to GPS and GIS||1.00||4.00||3.00||$300.00|
|***||BIOS-1120/1120L or BIOS-1170/1170L||0.00||0.00||3.00|
|Course Hours: 5.50||Lab Hours: 15.00||Cost: $1,157.00|
|Course Hours: 7.50||Lab Hours: 15.00||Cost: $825.00|
|Course Hours: 1.00||Lab Hours: 7.00||Cost: $100.00|
|Course Hours: 8.50||Lab Hours: 10.00||Cost: $460.00|
|Course Hours: 6.50||Lab Hours: 13.00||Cost: $900.00|
Graduates of the Natural and Historical Interpretation program are prepared to perform as practitioners within private and public educational settings, including national, state, and metropolitan parks, residential camps, museums, zoos, and educational institutions.
Graduates of this program have found positions such as: Park Naturalist, Outdoor/Environmental Education Specialist, Museum Educator, Zoo Educator, Living History Interpreter, Tour Guide, Camp Program Specialist, Interpretive Ranger and Adventure Guide.