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Natural Resources Conservation

Award: Associate of Science Degree
Length: Four Semesters
Students may start any semester/term

Natural Resources Conservation Associate of Science program offers students an understanding of the basic principles of animal biology, ecology and management and relevant aspects of natural science, communication skills, and professional development. Emphasis will be on the long-term management and conservation of biological diversity and natural resources in an ecologically, socially, and economically sound, sustainable manner.

Where will I get a job?
Graduates may find work in careers such as park rangers, fisheries or wildlife technicians, conservation officers, or continue their education by pursuing a bachelor’s degree.

How much $ will I make?
Entry level salary starts at $10–$11/hour. Advanced level wages range from $25,000–$40,000.

What kind of classes will I take?
Classes will focus around Biology, Chemistry and Natural Sciences.

What’s unique about this program?
The Natural Resources Conservation program is the only program of its kind in northwest Iowa. The program will prepare students for entry level positions in many areas within the natural science division. Students may transfer to other four year institutions to receive a bachelor’s degree.
Student Profile
• Science skills
• Communication skills
• Likes to work outdoors
• Likes to work with plants and animals
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Cost
Year 1 - Students will take courses from 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Monday—Friday. Some courses must be completed online.
Year 2 - Students will take courses from 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Monday—Friday. Some courses must be completed online.
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Fall Semester


17

 

Course #
Title Credits
ENV115-A
Environmental Science
3
ENG105-A
Composition I
3
LIT101-A Introduction to Literature
3
BIO105-A Introductory Biology
4
PHI105-A
Introduction to Ethics
3
SDV108-A
The College Experience
1

Spring Semester


18


ENG106-A Composition II
3
MAT121-A College Algebra
4
BIO130-A Animal Biology
4
BIO125-A Plant Biology
4
PHS185-A
Introduction to Earth Science
3

Fall Semester


16


SPC112-A Public Speaking
3
GEO121-A World Regional Geography
3
ENV140-A
Natural Resource Biology 4
CHM110-A Introduction to Chemistry
3
POL111-A
American National Government
3

Spring Semester


13


ENV145-A Conservation Biology
4
AGA154-A Fundamentals of Soil Science
3
ECN120-A
Macroeconomics
3
SOC110-A Introduction to Sociology
3


 
 
Lucinda Talsma
Instructor at NCC since: 2006
Email me at LTalsma@nwicc.edu












Text 712-301-2573 or 712-301-1401
Call 800-352-4907
Email studentservices@nwicc.edu


For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at nwicc.edu/compliance