Fish and Wildlife Management Diploma
Offered at the Following Campus
The Fish and Wildlife Management Diploma Program is a sequence of courses that prepares students for careers as wildlife technicians. The Fish & Wildlife Program prepares individuals to conserve and manage wilderness areas and the flora, marine and aquatic life therein, and manage wildlife reservations and zoological/aquarium facilities for recreational, commercial, and ecological purposes. Includes instruction in wildlife biology, marine/aquatic biology, environmental science, freshwater and saltwater ecosystems, natural resources management and policy, outdoor recreation and parks management, the design and operation of natural and artificial wildlife habitats, applicable law and regulations, and related administrative and communications skills.
The standard curriculum for the Fish and Wildlife Management diploma program is designed for the semester system. Students may enter the Fish and Wildlife Management diploma program each semester. The program generally takes 3 or more semesters to complete. To graduate, students must earn a minimum of 40 credit hours.
*Approved Electives: FWMT 1030, FWMT 1040, FWMT 1050, FWMT 1060, FWMT 1020, WLD 1040
- 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.
(Prerequisite: None) This course is designed to provide tools to assist students to acquire skills necessary to achieve academic and professional success in their chosen occupational/technical program of study. Topics include: Computer Applications/Technology Skills, Getting off to a Good Start, Learning and Personality Styles, Time and Money Management, Study and Test Taking Skills, Stress Management and Wellness, Communication Skills, and Career Exploration.
(Prerequisites: MATH 0097 OR Appropriate arithmetic placement test score.) Emphasizes the application of basic mathematical skills used in the solution of occupational and technical problems. Topics include fractions, decimals, percents, ratios and proportions, measurement and conversion, geometric concepts, technical applications, and basic statistics.
(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.
(Prerequisite: Provisional admission) This course takes an applied approach in covering the methods commonly used in wildlife population management. Topics include identification, measurement of population parameters, wildlife damage management, collection of age, sex, and reproductive data, radio telemetry, and investigations into causes of mortality. Upon completion students should understand and administer common population management techniques. A $12 fee is associated with this course due to liability insurance fee.