Wildlife Management Assistant (WP11) Technical Certificate of Credit
The Wildlife Management Assistant Certificate is for Fish & Wildlife Management. This certificate provides students with the basic knowledge and skills needed to obtain employment as a wildlife management assistant. The certificate emphasizes vertebrate identification, physiology, nutrition and plant identification. In addition, this certificate emphasizes the importance of wildlife policy and law.
The standard curriculum for the Wildlife Management Assistant Certificate program is designed for the semester system. Students may enter the program any semester. The program may be completed in two (2) semesters. To graduate, students must earn a minimum of 12 credit hours.
- Submit a completed application;
- Be at least 16 years of age;
- Submit official high school/high school equivalent transcripts;
- Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;
- Satisfy Placement Testing requirements.
Costs are estimates and are subject to change.
- Tuition/Fees: $1,900
- Books/Supplies: $490
- Liability Insurance: $12
- Basic CPR & First Aid: $34
|Occupational Courses (12 hours)||12|
|FWMT 1000Intro to Wildlife Management
(Prerequisite: Provisional admission) This course introduces the principles of wildlife management, including basic terminology, safety and orientation, and employment. Topics include compass and mapping techniques, first aid and CPR training, hunter safety and boating safety, organizations and agencies, and careers in natural resource management. A $10 fee is associated with this course due to the cost of CPR/first aid card and training.
|FWMT 1020Wildlife Policy & Law
(Prerequisite: Provisional admission) This course includes laws, policies, and jurisdiction of natural resources. Topics include policy and law; game, non-game and endangered species; public relations and cultural aspects of natural resource management; and law enforcement procedures. Upon completion students should be able to describe and assess the influences of policies, laws, and society on natural resource management.
(Prerequisite: Provisional admission) This course covers the taxonomy, biology, ecology, and management of game and non-game mammals. Topics include identification, biology and ecology, behavior, collection of age, sex, and reproduction data, and management. Upon completion students should be able to identify mammal species and demonstrate knowledge of their biology, ecology, and management.
|Choose One (3 hours)||3|
(Prerequisite: Provisional admission) Provides the basis for a fundamental understanding of the taxonomy and identification of trees and shrubs. Topics include tree and shrub classification, tree and shrub identification, tree and shrub structure identification, and leaf structure identification.
(Prerequisite: None) This course covers the biology, ecology, and management of birds of North America with emphasis placed on the study of waterfowl and upland game birds. Upon completion, students should understand the biology and ecology of game birds and explain management practices for sustainable harvest.
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