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Natural Resources

The Natural Resources (NR) program at College of the Desert is a gateway to many different environmentally-focused careers. Transfer students who wish to prepare for four-year colleges will find not only the coursework but also the practical experience required for their majors and fields of interest.
 
Short term certificates (Desert Naturalist, Field Ranger) provide a well-rounded introduction to the desert environment. Either certificate can be easily completed over two semesters and will provide students with academic training and skills necessary for job advancement or employment at any of the natural resource-related agencies in and around the Coachella Valley.
 
These certificates are locally approved and are NOT notated on the student's academic transcript in accordance with State regulations. For more information please call (760) 773-2571.

Advisor: K. Leuschner

NATURAL RESOURCES
ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE DEGREE
for Employment Preparation
Dept. No. Title Units
Required Courses: With advisor approval, choose 30 units from the following:
NR 1 Conservation of Natural Resources 3
NR 1L Conservation Natural Resources Lab 1
NR 3 Intro to Wildlife Management 3
NR 4 Intro to Ecosystem Mgmt 3
NR 10 Wildland Fire Technology 3
NR 20 GPS and Map Use 1
NR 21 Introduction to GIS 3
NR 41A,B Native Plants 1-3
NR 50 Winter Birds 1
NR 51A Migrant Birds - Fall 1
NR 51B Migrant Birds - Spring 1
NR 95A-C Work Experience 1-3
AGBU 59A Leadership 1
AGBU 59B Careers 1
AGPS 1 Soils & Plant Nutrition 4
AGPS 2 Entomology - Gen & Applied 4
AGPS 32 Pesticide Laws & Reg 2
BUAC 66 Fundamentals of Bookkeeping 3
CIS 10 Computer Literacy 4
  Required Subtotal 30
  Elective Subtotal (with advisor approval) 10
  COD General Education Pattern* 18
  Kinesiology (PE) Activities 2
DEGREE TOTAL 60
* To include AGPS 5, Plant Science (3)

 

 
NATURAL RESOURCES
ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE DEGREE
and Transfer Preparation
Dept. No. Title Units
Required Courses:
NR 1 Conservation of Natural Resources 3
NR 1L Conservation Natural Resources Lab 1
BI 5 Molecular & Cell Biology 5
BI 6 Biology of Organisms 5
CH 1A General Chemistry 5
or CH 3 Intro General Chemistry (4)
G 1 Physical Geology 4
or G 10 The Earth Sciences (4)
MATH 10 College Algebra 4
AGBU 59A Leadership 1
AGBU 59B Careers 1
Required Subtotal 28-29
Electives: 12 units to be chosen from the following:
NR 3 Intro to Wildlife Management 3
NR 4 Intro to Ecosystem Mgmt 3
NR 10 Wildland Fire Technology 3
NR 17 Natural Resources Law Enforcement 3
NR 20 GPS and Map Use 1
NR 21 Introduction to GIS 3
NR 41A,B Native Plants 1-3
NR 50 Winter Birds 1
NR 51A Migrant Birds - Fall 1
NR 51B Migrant Birds - Spring 1
AGPS 1 Soils & Plant Nutrition 4
AGPS 2 Entomology - Gen & Applied 4
AGPS 32 Pesticide Laws & Reg 2
BUAC 66 Fundamentals of Bookkeeping 3
CIS 10 Computer Literacy 4
  Required Subtotal 28-29
  Elective Subtotal (with Advisor approval) 12
  COD General Education Pattern (confer with Counselor) 18
  Kinesiology (PE) Activities 2
DEGREE TOTAL 60-61
  Consult catalog of transfer institution for specific requirements.