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 ManagementDemonstrates technical skills and techniques in wildlife management to work effectively in diverse settings.
Total Credit Hours:
|Estimated Course Fees:
Class Hours: 34.5
Total Credit Hours:
Estimated Course Fees:
Class Hours: 34.5
|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|
|ENGL-1510||English Composition I||4.00||0.00||4.00||$50.00|
|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||FOR-1149||Basic Wildland Firefighting||0.50||2.00||1.50||$90.00|
|COURSE NO.||SECOND SEMESTER||Class Hours||Lab Hours||Credit Hours||Course Fee|
|WLM-2245L||Wildlife Techniques Lab||0.00||3.00||1.50||$120.00|
|BIOS-1132L||Field Biology Lab||0.00||3.00||1.50||$85.00|
|***||NR Skills Elective||0.00||0.00||1.00|
|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.||SEMESTER THREE||Class Hours||Lab Hours||Credit Hours||Course Fee|
|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-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|
|COURSE NO.||SEMESTER FOUR||Class Hours||Lab Hours||Credit Hours||Course Fee|
|WLM-2251||Biostatistics for Wildlife Management||3.00||0.00||3.00||$40.00|
|WLM-2239L||Wildlife Capstone Lab||0.00||5.00||2.50||$90.00|
|***||Social Science Elective||0.00||0.00||3.00|
|Course Hours: 9.50-10.00||Lab Hours: 13.00-15.00||Cost: $690.00-$765.00|
|Course Hours: 8.50||Lab Hours: 15.00||Cost: $687.00|
|Course Hours: 1.00||Lab Hours: 7.00||Cost: $100.00|
|Course Hours: 7.50||Lab Hours: 15.00||Cost: $720.00-$730.00|
|Course Hours: 7.50||Lab Hours: 5.00||Cost: $220.00|
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.