• Natural Resources Technology Curriculum


  • Limited Entry, One-Year Certificate

    Catalog Year 2017-2018

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    A certificate in Natural Resources Technology would be suitable for people currently working for industry or public agencies in the areas of forest management and conservation, or for anyone interested in entering this field. Students may find this option a beginning point for the associate degree program.

    Application packets are available on our website at mhcc.edu/NRT. Once you have read the application packet, if you have questions about the admission process, please call 503-491-7165.

    First Quarter (Fall)
    Course Number
    Course Title
    Credits
    F111 Introduction to Natural Resources
    3
    F141 Tree and Shrub Identification
    3
    HPE285OL Wilderness Survival2,3
    3
    MTH060 Beginning Algebra I1
    4
    NR160 Wildland Fire
    3
    16
    Second Quarter (Winter)
    Course Number
    Course Title
    Credits
    FT122 Forest Measurements I
    5
    FW251 Principles of Wildlife Conservation
    3
    MTH065 Beginning Algebra II (or higher)2
    4
    NR180 Career Development in Natural Resources
    1
    WR121 English Composition
    4
    17
    Third Quarter (Spring)
    Course Number
    Course Title
    Credits
    FT221 Aerial Photo Interpretation and GPS
    4
    NR140 Introduction to Forest Soils
    3
    NR144 Forest Insects and Diseases3 or Related Elective
    3-4
    NR230 Forest Botany
    3
    Human Relations requirement4
    3
    16-17
    Total Credits 49-50

    1 Students placing in MTH065 (or higher) do not need to complete MTH060, but instead should take MTH065 (or higher) first quarter.
    2 A College Placement Test (CPT) score does not fulfill this requirement. Students must successfully complete the required mathematics course (or higher.)
    3 Students who are considering continuing their studies in the Natural Resource Technology: Forestry program should select NR144. Students who plan to continue in the Natural Resource Technology: Wildlife program should select FW253.
    4 See Associate of Applied Science degree, page 22 of the printed catalog, for a list of courses.