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Field R​anger 

The Field Ranger Certificate prepares students for jobs as docents, volunteers, or paid employees working with a variety of local, state, federal and tribal agencies.  Students successfully completing this certificate may find entry-level positions in various natural resources specializations, such as:
· State, Tribal, B.L.M. or National Park Ranger
· U.S. Forest Service or Calif. Dept. of Forestry Firefighter
· Fish and Wildlife Game Warden
· Ecological Consultant
· Zookeeper of Museum Worker
· Lab Technician
· Ecosystem Manager
· Environmental Educator
· Ecotourism Industry
The Field Ranger Certificate is intended to prepare students to directly enter the conservation field in various capacities.  Students who achieve this certificate will become familiar with a broad range of ranger skills and techniques as well as ecological topics that are applicable anywhere but are also pertinent to the Southwest and the local desert environment. There are no prerequisite skills or limitations on enrollment required for this certificate. For more information please call (760) 773-2571.
Advisor: K. Leuschner
kleuschner@collegeofthedesert.edu; (760) 776-7285

Dept. No. Title Units
Required Courses:
NR 1 Conservation Of Natural Resources 3
NR 1L Conservation Of Natural Resources Lab 1
​NR ​3 ​Introduction To Wildlife Management 3​
​or NR 4​ Introduction to Ecosystem Management​ (3)
​NR 10​ ​Wildland Fire Technology ​3
​or FIRE ​10 ​Wildland Fire Technology (3)
NR 17 Natural Resources Law Enforcement 3
​or AJ 17​ Natural Resources Law Enforcement (3)​
​NR 20​ GPS and Map Use​ 1​
​or NR 21​ Introduction to GIS​​ 3​
NR 41A Native Plants - Mountain 1
or NR 41B Native Plants - Desert  (1)
NR 50 Winter Birds 1
or NR 51A Migrant Birds - Fall (1)
or NR​ 51B​ Migrant Birds - Spring (1)​
NR 58 Reptiles Of The Coachella Valley 1
NR 95A​ Natural Resources Work Experience​ ​1
KINE 1 First Aid And Safety 3