Conservation of Natural Resources

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Conservation of Natural Resources

Short-term Certificate of Completion

Program Description:

The Forest Resources Technology-Conservation of Natural Resources, Certificate of Completion is designed to train individuals on basic concepts of conserving natural resources; including forest, wildlife, soil, and water resources. To earn this certificate, the student must complete 4 courses for a total of 13 credits. The courses include required courses for the AAS degree in Forest Resource Technology. These certificates will acknowledge student completion in an area of expertise and may be utilized for job opportunities and/or career advancement.

(14 Credits) (Three quarters to complete)
This certificate is designed to train individuals on basic concepts of conserving natural resources including forest, wildlife, soil and water resources.

  • FOR 111 Forestry Perspectives - 4
  • FOR 208 Soils: Sustainable Ecosystems - 4
  • FOR 240B Wildlife Ecology - 3
  • FOR 260 Conservation of Natural Resources - 3

Labor Market Information:

Regional Employment Projections from State of Oregon Employment Market Information System indicates a 2.5% increase for Forest and Conservation Technicians for Crook/Deschutes/Jefferson Counties from 2. The U.S. Department of Labor Statistics indicates a growth of 12% during 2006-2016.

The members of the Advisory Committee represented the Government: USDA Forest Service, Department of Interior BLM, and Oregon Department of Forestry; Academic: Oregon State University, Oregon State University Cascades, Oregon State University Extension; and the Private sector: Cascade Timberlands, Gilchrest Lumber, and Mason, Bruce, and Girard. The curriculum was developed to meet industry standards not only in the Central Oregon region but in the Northwest. Graduates are in demand locally as well as regionally.