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Wildlife Resources Management


Associate of Applied Science in Wildlife Resources Management

The Wildlife program at Hocking College is a hands-on, experience-based curriculum.  Students actively learn and practice field skills here that they will only hear about in other more traditional wildlife management programs.  In addition, students leave our program with a strong conceptual understanding of wildlife management, ecology, and conservation, as well as botany and plant ecology and identification, and natural resources as a whole.  Skills learned include wildlife, fish and plant field and lab identification; wildlife field data collection techniques such as survey, capture, radio telemetry, habitat and population sampling; and other general field skills such as map reading, watercraft operation and natural resources equipment operation.

The Wildlife Resources Management degree is designed for students interested primarily in seeking employment in fish and wildlife careers after acquiring their two-year associate degree. Most positions with Ohio county and state parks, and the Ohio Division of Wildlife, require a two-year wildlife degree.

Program Outcomes

The following outcomes are skills, behaviors, and attitudes cultivated in students seeking the Associate of Applied Science Wildlife Resources Management:

  • Demonstrates technical skills and techniques in wildlife management to work effectively in diverse settings;
  • Applies biological knowledge and skills to manage wildlife habitat and populations;
  • Collects, analyzes, interprets, and applies wildlife/fish population and habitat data;
  • Communicates effectively in writing and speech with public and other natural resources professionals;
  • Models ethical, leadership, and supervisory skills;
  • Interprets, applies, and communicates natural resources law and policy; and,
  • Demonstrates math skills for utilization in practical fields, and other wildlife  applications.



Associate of Applied Science in Wildlife Resources Management

Course of Study

For students entering May 2014

COURSE NO.FIRST SEMESTERClass HoursLab HoursCredit HoursCourse Fee
WLM-1156Wildlife Ecology and ID1.500.001.50$10.00
BIOS-1120LBotany Lab0.002.001.00$55.00
GS-1000HC Cornerstone1.000.001.00$40.00
ENGL-1122English Composition I3.000.003.00$50.00
NRM-1125Map Reading and Interpretation0.002.001.00$95.00
MATH-1108Intermediate Algebra3.000.003.00$40.00
COURSE NO.SECOND SEMESTERClass HoursLab HoursCredit HoursCourse Fee
WLM-2245Wildlife Techniques2.000.002.00$10.00
WLM-2245LWildlife Techniques Lab0.003.001.00$120.00
BIOS-1170LZoology Lab0.002.001.00$95.00
BIOS-2268LIchthyology Lab0.003.001.00$80.00
BIOS-2271LOrnithology Lab0.002.001.00$75.00
BIOS-1132Field Biology1.000.001.00
BIOS-1132LField Biology Lab0.003.001.00$130.00
NRM-1110Chain Saw Operations and Maintenance0.002.001.00$200.00
ORNRM-1111Natural Resources Equipment0.002.001.00$200.00
ORNRM-1113Watercraft Operation and Maintenance0.002.001.00$175.00
COURSE NO.SUMMER SEMESTERClass HoursLab HoursCredit HoursCourse Fee
NRM-2296Natural Resources Practicum & Seminar1.007.002.00$100.00
COURSE NO.SEMESTER THREEClass HoursLab HoursCredit HoursCourse Fee
WLM-2215Wildlife Management2.000.002.00$10.00
WLM-2215LWildlife Management Lab0.003.001.00$110.00
WLM-2210Wildlife & NR Law and Policy2.002.003.00$110.00
NRM-2217Aquatic Ecology2.000.002.00$10.00
NRM-2217LAquatic Ecology Lab0.003.001.00$80.00
FMAQ-2221Introduction to Fish Management2.003.003.00$110.00
WLM-2220Wildlife Radiotelemetry0.004.002.00$155.00
ORWLM-2204Wetland Ecology and Management0.004.002.00$165.00
ORGEO-1100Introduction to GIS1.003.002.00$175.00
ORFOR-1149Basic Wildland Firefighting0.502.001.50$90.00
COURSE NO.SEMESTER FOURClass HoursLab HoursCredit HoursCourse Fee
WLM-2251Biostatistics for Wildlife Management3.000.003.00$40.00
ENGL-2225Technical Writing3.000.003.00$30.00
***Wildlife Or Fish Mngmnt Capstone0.000.004.00
***Social Science Elective0.000.003.00


Hocking College reserves the right to modify curricular requirements, to change course content, and change course fees at any time.

Career Opportunities

The Wildlife Resources Management degree will qualify you for entry-level jobs such as county wildlife officer, fish or wildlife technician, park naturalist, and county soil and water conservation district wildlife specialist positions in Ohio, plus some technician and assistant jobs with other state and federal agencies.

Occupation Profile

Hocking College
3301 Hocking Parkway
Nelsonville, OH 45764