Conservation of Natural Resources - Career Pathway Certificate of Completion (CPCC)


The Conservation of Natural Resources Career Pathway Certificate of Completion is designed for students who hold degrees in other areas or are already in the workforce and are looking to enhance their skills related to the basic concepts of conserving natural resources including forest, wildlife, soil and water resources. 

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:

  1. Apply the principles of conservation to the implementation of natural resource management.

Entrance Requirements

There are no formal entrance requirements.

Additional Program Costs (Beyond Standard Tuition/Fees and Textbooks)

Material Costs

Students are expected to provide their own appropriate field clothing and tools. 

Course Requirements

Course Title Credits
Core Courses
FOR 111Forestry Perspectives4
FOR 208Soils: Sustainable Ecosystems4
FOR 240BWildlife Ecology3
FOR 260Conservation of Natural Resources3
Total Credits14

Advising Notes

It will take three quarters to complete this career pathway certificate.

Performance Standards

  • Academic Requirements:
    • Students must have a 2.0 cumulative GPA to earn a COCC certificate or degree.
    • All courses in the program must be completed with a grade of C or higher.

Sample Plan

Sample Plan Grid
First Year
FOR 240BWildlife Ecology3
FOR 111Forestry Perspectives4
FOR 260Conservation of Natural Resources3
FOR 208Soils: Sustainable Ecosystems4
 Total Credits14

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