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Fish and Game Management Diploma Program

The Fish and Game Management Diploma Program is a sequence of courses that prepares students for careers as wildlife technicians. The program will provide students with the basic knowledge and skills needed to obtain employment as a park ranger, park naturalist, game and preserve manager, and campground manager. The program emphasizes vertebrate identification; habitat management, firearm and equipment safety, population assessment, and management plan formulation.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Fish and Game Management students have a wide variety of state agency jobs to select from such as: park ranger, park naturalist, conservation ranger, wildlife and fisheries technician, and campground manager. Private and self employment opportunities also exist such as: wildlife consulting, habit and fish pond management, and nuisance wildlife control.

ADMISSIONS CRITERIA

FISH AND GAME MANAGEMENT CURRICULUM

The standard curriculum for the Fish and Game Management diploma program is designed for the quarter system. Students may enter the Fish and Game Management diploma program quarterly. The program generally takes 5 or more quarters to complete. To graduate, students must earn a minimum of 87 credit hours.

CURRICULUM OUTLINE CREDITS
GENERAL CORE COURSES 13
COL 1000*College Survival Strategies (Institutional Credit Only)(3)
ENG 1010* English5
MAT 1012* General Mathematics5
EMP 1000 Interpersonal Relations & Professional Development (OL)3
OCCUPATIONAL COURSES 71
FGM 100* Equipment & Firearm Safety 3
FGM 101* Fish & Wildlife Biology 4
FGM 102* Nuisance Wildlife Mgmt. 3
FGM 103* Environmental Law 3
FGM 105* Managing Forests for Wildlife & Diversity 6
FGM 106* Surveying, GPS, and GIS 6
FGM 107* Biology of Vertebrates 4
FGM 108* Soils7
FGM 109* Forest Ecology 5
FGM 110* Applied Forest Ecology 5
FGM 111* Fish & Game Mgmt. Project5
FGM 112* Fish Culture 4
FGM 113* Fisheries Management 6
FGM 114* Fish Biology 6
FOR 103* Dendrology4
FUNDAMENTAL OCCUPATIONAL COURSES 3
SCT 100* Introduction to Microcomputers (OL)3

* "C" or higher is required for designated courses.

(OL) designation indicates course is available online in selected quarters.

PROGRAM COSTS

(Costs are estimates and are subject to change.)

Tuition/Fees: $2,052

Books/Supplies: $1,977