Natural Resources

Nature of the Work

Forests and rangelands serve a variety of needs from supplying wood products, livestock forage, minerals, and water, to serving as sites for recreational activities and providing habitats for wildlife. Foresters and conservationists manage, develop, use, and help protect these and other natural resources.

Job Outlook

Employment of foresters working for the Federal Government is expected to grow as fast as the average for all occupations. Demand will continue to increase at the state and local levels because of the increasing need to do environmental impact studies and assist in regional planning commissions on land use decisions.

The Program

The program at Gogebic Community College is designed to provide the general education courses that are required to transfer a university for bachelor's degree completion for most programs in forestry, conservation, agriculture, and park and wildlife management.

The Requirements

The following are the required courses necessary to receive an Associate Degree in Natural Resources - 2 years: 

Prefix First Year Courses Credits
COL 101 College & Transfer Readiness 1
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
ENG 102 English Composition II 3
MTH 110 College Algebra 4
MTH 150 Calculus & Analytic Geometry I 5
BIO 101 Principles of Biology 4
BIO 102 Biological Diversity 4
CHM 151 General & Inorganic Chemistry I 5
CHM 152 General & Inorganic Chemistry II 5
PED Physical Education 2
Total First Year Credits 36


Second Year Courses

PHY 201 Elements of Physics I and II or 4
PHY 202 Elements of Physics II or 4
PHY 251 General Physics I and II or 5
PHY 252 General Physics II 5
PLS 101 Introduction to American Government 3
ECO 201 Macroeconomics 3
ECO 202 Microeconomics 3
EGR 101 Engineering Graphics 2
SPE 101 Public Speaking 3
Humanities Electives 6
Total Second Year Credits 28-30
Total Program Credits:  64-66

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