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Natural Resources Employment Information

Career Options

Our program prepares graduates for and successfully places them in a wide range of natural resource careers with federal, state, and county agencies or with private companies. Timber inventory, wildlife habitat management, firefighting and surveying are among the duties of  many natural resource technicians. Natural resource managers (with four-year degrees) may work as wildlife biologists, soil scientists or hydrologists.  Law enforcement graduates may work as conservation officers, police officers or in park security, while GIS graduates find careers in a variety of fields. Wildland firefighting graduates who successfully complete the course and pass a physical test will be eligible for a red card issued by firefighting agencies in the U.S.

Recent Graduates Employment and Continuing Education Summary (pdf)


All students in the Natural Resource program take an Internship.  The Internship is designed to allow students to gain firsthand knowledge of the working environment for Natural Resource professionals. The Internships shown here indicate the areas students were employed in for their summer internship for the Natural Resource – Forest Resource option in 2012.

Internship data for students pursuing an AAS in Natural Resources with emphasis in Forest Resources, for summer 2012.