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Wildlife Resources Management

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Semesters until Graduation

Wildlife Resources Management

dendro.jpgKey Program Features: Real-world experience, small class sizes, hands-on learning, professional opportunities, and an engaging faculty.

The Wildlife program at Hocking College is a hands-on, experience-based curriculum.  

Students actively learn and practice field skills here that they will only hear about in other more traditional wildlife management programs.  

In addition, students leave our program with a strong conceptual understanding of wildlife management, ecology, and conservation, as well as botany and plant ecology and identification, and natural resources as a whole.  

 

Skills learned include wildlife, fish and plant field and lab identification; wildlife field data collection techniques such as survey, capture, radio telemetry, habitat and population sampling; and other general field skills such as map reading, watercraft operation and natural resources equipment operation.

The Wildlife Resources Management degree is designed for students interested primarily in seeking employment in fish and wildlife careers after acquiring their two-year associate degree. Most positions with Ohio county and state parks, and the Ohio Division of Wildlife, require a two-year wildlife degree.


The following outcomes are skills, behaviors, and attitudes cultivated in students seeking the Associate of Applied Science Wildlife Resources Management

Demonstrates technical skills and techniques in wildlife management to work effectively in diverse settings.
  • Applies biological knowledge and skills to manage wildlife habitat and populations.
  • Collects, analyzes, interprets and applies wildlife/fish population and habitat data.
  • Demonstrates the ability to communicate scientific research with the public and other natural resource professionals.
  • Exhibits ethical decision-making in the wildlife management profession and maintains competent leadership and supervisory skills.
  • Interprets, applies and communicates natural resource law and policy.
  • Ability to calculate wildlife habitat and population data.

 

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Hocking College

2017 - 2018 Associate of Applied Science Wildlife Resources Management

Total Credit Hours:
63.0

Estimated Course Fees:
$2,502.00

Class Hours: 34.5
Lab Hours: 58.0

Total Credit Hours:
63.0

Estimated Course Fees:
$2,502.00

Class Hours: 34.5
Lab Hours: 58.0

 

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
  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
  BIOS-1120 Botany 2.00 0.00 2.00 $10.00
  BIOS-1120L Botany Lab 0.00 2.00 1.00 $55.00
  GS-1000 HC Cornerstone 1.00 0.00 1.00 $80.00
  ENGL-1510 English Composition I 4.00 0.00 4.00 $50.00
  FOR-1109 Dendrology 1.00 0.00 1.00 $40.00
  FOR-1109L Dendrology Lab 0.00 4.00 2.00 $140.00
  GEO-1125 Map Reading and Interpretation 0.00 2.00 1.00 $95.00
  WLM-2204 Wetland Ecology and Management 0.00 4.00 2.00 $165.00
OR WLM-2220 Wildlife Radiotelemetry 0.00 4.00 2.00 $155.00
OR FOR-1149 Basic Wildland Firefighting 0.50 2.00 1.50 $90.00
    Totals 9.50-10.00 13.00-15.00 16.50-17.00 $690.00-$765.00

  COURSE NO. SECOND SEMESTER Class Hours Lab Hours Credit Hours Course Fee
  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
  BIOS-1170 Zoology 2.00 0.00 2.00 $10.00
  BIOS-1170L Zoology Lab 0.00 2.00 1.00 $95.00
  BIOS-2268 Ichthyology 1.50 0.00 1.50 $10.00
  BIOS-2268L Ichthyology Lab 0.00 3.00 1.50 $80.00
  WLM-2271 Ornithology 1.00 0.00 1.00 $10.00
  WLM-2271L Ornithology Lab 0.00 2.00 1.00 $75.00
  BIOS-1132 Field Biology 0.50 0.00 0.50 $10.00
  BIOS-1132L Field Biology Lab 0.00 3.00 1.50 $85.00
  MATH-1103 Applied Mathematics 2.00 2.00 3.00 $182.00
  *** NR Skills Elective 0.00 0.00 1.00  
    Totals 8.50 15.00 17.00 $687.00

  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. SEMESTER THREE Class Hours Lab Hours Credit Hours Course Fee
  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
  WLM-2210 Wildlife & NR Law and Policy 2.00 2.00 3.00 $110.00
  NRM-2217 Aquatic Ecology 1.50 0.00 1.50 $10.00
  NRM-2217L Aquatic Ecology Lab 0.00 3.00 1.50 $80.00
  GEO-1104 Introduction to GPS and GIS 1.00 4.00 3.00 $300.00
  FMAQ-2221 Introduction to Fish Management 1.50 3.00 3.00 $110.00
OR CHEM-1131 Environmental Chemistry 1.50 3.00 3.00 $100.00
    Totals 7.50 15.00 15.00 $720.00-$730.00

  COURSE NO. SEMESTER FOUR Class Hours Lab Hours Credit Hours Course Fee
  COMM-1130 Speech 3.00 0.00 3.00 $40.00
  WLM-2251 Biostatistics for Wildlife Management 3.00 0.00 3.00 $40.00
  WLM-2239 Wildlife Capstone 1.50 0.00 1.50 $50.00
  WLM-2239L Wildlife Capstone Lab 0.00 5.00 2.50 $90.00
  *** Social Science Elective 0.00 0.00 3.00  
    Totals 7.50 5.00 13.00 $220.00
FIRST SEMESTER
Course Hours: 9.50-10.00 Lab Hours: 13.00-15.00 Cost: $690.00-$765.00

SECOND SEMESTER
Course Hours: 8.50 Lab Hours: 15.00 Cost: $687.00

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

THIRD SEMESTER
Course Hours: 7.50 Lab Hours: 15.00 Cost: $720.00-$730.00

FOURTH SEMESTER
Course Hours: 7.50 Lab Hours: 5.00 Cost: $220.00

Additional Resources

Wildlife Resources Management DegreeA Career in Wildlife Resources Management Promises a New Adventure Every Day

The Wildlife Resources Management degree will qualify you for entry-level jobs such as county wildlife officer, fish or wildlife technician, park naturalist, and county soil and water conservation district wildlife specialist positions in Ohio, plus some technician and assistant jobs with other state and federal agencies.

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