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Natural Resources Law Enforcement

Median Pay as a Game Warden
Game Warden Positions by 2024
Semesters until Graduation

 Natural Resources Law Enforcement

Natural Resources Law EnforcementKey Program Features: Real-world experience, small class sizes, hands-on learning, professional opportunities, and an engaging faculty.

The Natural Resources Law Enforcement program prepares you for emergency service and visitor assistance careers in the natural resources field.

The program is designed to teach the skills necessary to protect life and resources from harm in federal, state, local, and privately-held parklands, natural areas, recreational sites, and managed resource areas. Rangers frequently engage in law enforcement, search and rescue, emergency medicine, fire fighting, visitor and user assistance, resource management and education.

 


 

 

The following outcomes are skills, behaviors, and attitudes cultivated in students seeking the Associate of Applied Science in Natural Resources Law Enforcement program:

  • Recognize and practice a professional, personal, and ethical lifestyle consistent with law enforcement standards
  • Appropriately utilize knowledge of the state and federal laws of arrest, search and seizure.
  • Apply basic investigation and evidence processing skills.
  • Maintain personal health and wellbeing that meets or exceeds fitness standards at local, state and federal agencies.
  • Demonstrates proficiency as a multifaceted natural resources ranger in both law and interpretation.
  • Applies administrative, leadership, and management skills in the natural resources profession.

 

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Hocking College

2017 - 2018 Associate of Applied Science in Natural Resources Law Enforcement

Total Credit Hours:
64.0

Estimated Course Fees:
$4,102.00

Class Hours: 28.5
Lab Hours: 65.5

Total Credit Hours:
64.0

Estimated Course Fees:
$4,102.00

Class Hours: 28.5
Lab Hours: 65.5

 

Hocking College Reserves the right to modify curricular requirements, to change course content, and change course fees at any time.
  COURSE NO. FIRST SEMESTER Class Hours Lab Hours Credit Hours Course Fee
  NRLW-1100 Introduction to NR Law Enforcement 0.00 2.00 1.00 $275.00
  NRLW-1107 NR Information Technology & Equipment Operation 2.00 3.00 3.00 $140.00
  GS-1000 HC Cornerstone 1.00 0.00 1.00 $80.00
  NRLW-1101 NR Law Fitness 0.00 2.00 1.00 $75.00
  ENGL-1510 English Composition I 4.00 0.00 4.00 $50.00
  NRLW-1000 Handgun Safety & Proficiency 0.50 1.00 1.50 $475.00
  GEO-1125 Map Reading & Interpretation 0.00 2.00 1.00 $95.00
  FOR-1109 Dendrology 1.00 0.00 1.00 $40.00
  FOR-1109L Dendrology Lab 0.00 4.00 2.00 $200.00
  NRM-1110 Chain Saw Operations & Maintenance 0.00 2.00 1.00 $200.00
  NRM-1111 Natural Resources Equipment 0.00 2.00 1.00 $200.00
    Totals 8.50 16.00 16.50 $1,570.00

  COURSE NO. SECOND SEMESTER Class Hours Lab Hours Credit Hours Course Fee
  INTP-1121 Interpretive Guide Techniques 1.00 4.00 3.00 $250.00
  NRLW-1103 NR Criminal Law 1.50 3.00 3.00 $70.00
  WLM-1156 Wildlife Ecology & Identification 1.50 0.00 1.50 $10.00
  WLM-1156L Wildlife Ecology & Identification Lab 0.00 3.00 1.50 $120.00
  NRLW-1102 NR Law Fitness 0.00 2.00 1.00 $75.00
  MATH-1103 Applied Mathematics 2.00 2.00 3.00 $182.00
  *** Natural Resources Science Elective 0.00 0.00 3.00  
    Totals 6.00 14.00 16.00 $707.00

  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
    Totals 1.00 7.00 2.00 $100.00

  COURSE NO. THIRD SEMESTER Class Hours Lab Hours Credit Hours Course Fee
  NRLW-2209 NR Administration & Management 2.00 0.00 2.00 $40.00
  GEO-1102 Introduction to GPS 1.00 2.00 2.00 $175.00
  WLM-2245 Wildlife Techniques 1.50 0.00 1.50 $10.00
  WLM-2245L Wildlife Techniques Lab 0.00 3.00 1.50 $120.00
  FOR-1149 Basic Wildland Firefighting 0.50 2.00 1.00 $90.00
  NRLW-2101 NR Law Fitness 0.00 2.00 1.00 $75.00
  NRM-1113 Watercraft Opertion & Maintenance 0.00 2.00 1.00 $175.00
  NRM-1114 How to Get Government Jobs 0.50 0.00 0.50 $30.00
  *** Social Science Elective 0.00 0.00 3.00  
    Totals 5.50 11.00 14.00 $715.00

  COURSE NO. FOURTH SEMESTER Class Hours Lab Hours Credit Hours Course Fee
  NRLW-2212 Law Enforcement Management & Operations 1.50 3.00 3.00 $30.00
  NRLW-2210 Forensic Science/Collection & Preservation (Capstone) 1.50 3.00 3.00 $265.00
  WLM-2215 Wildlife Management 1.50 0.00 1.50 $10.00
  WLM-2215L Wildlife Management Lab 0.00 3.00 1.50 $110.00
  BIOS-2269 Gamefish Identification 0.00 1.50 0.50 $80.00
  NRLW-2102 NR Law Fitness 0.00 2.00 1.00 $75.00
  COMM-1130 Speech 3.00 0.00 3.00 $40.00
  NRM-1124 Rappelling & Vertical Rope Rescue 0.00 2.00 1.00 $200.00
  EM-1108 CPR & First Aid for Comm. & Workplace 0.00 3.00 1.00 $200.00
    Totals 7.50 17.50 15.50 $1,010.00
FIRST SEMESTER
Course Hours: 8.50 Lab Hours: 16.00 Cost: $1,570.00

SECOND SEMESTER
Course Hours: 6.00 Lab Hours: 14.00 Cost: $707.00

SUMMER SEMESTER
Course Hours: 1.00 Lab Hours: 7.00 Cost: $100.00

THIRD SEMESTER
Course Hours: 5.50 Lab Hours: 11.00 Cost: $715.00

FOURTH SEMESTER
Course Hours: 7.50 Lab Hours: 17.50 Cost: $1,010.00

Additional Resources

Natural Resources Law Enforcement
A Career in Natural Resources Law
Enforcement Will Take You Back to Your Roots

Graduates of the Natural Resources Law Enforcement Program are eligible for employment as park rangers at private, local, county, state and federal levels.

Examples of job titles may include, Park Police Officer, Law Enforcement Officer, Environmental Police Officer, Wildlife Officer, Watercraft Officer, or Conservation Officer

 

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Interested in more information about becoming a Natural Resources Law Enforcement Officer? Download our NR Law Enforcement ebook!

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Want to meet some of our incredible Natural Resources Faculty? Check out out Faculty Spotlight!
 
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