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Natural Resources

Overview
Graduating more conservation professionals than any other 2-year school in the country, Hocking College School of Natural Resources has a proud 40+ year tradition of producing talented, prepared and engaged individuals ready to protect our natural places, creatures and the people who enjoy them.

Our hands-on approach to learning is applied on over 1200 acres and 80 miles of trails on main campus, as well as Hocking Woods Nature Center, Robbins Crossing Historical Site, our horse barns and Lake Snowden (including our fish hatchery and Sauber Environmental and Archaeology Center). We also are fortunate to have four Ohio State Parks nearby and the Wayne National Forest right in our backyard!

More important than our setting, however, is our faculty, who come from varied backgrounds and various agencies to form a team that is unequalled in experience and enthusiasm for preparing students to be the very best graduates possible. Their passion for all areas of natural resources creates a learning atmosphere that attracts students from around the world to study and prepare for careers in the great outdoors.

Please explore our program offerings, and imagine what you can become.  If you want your future career pathway to include forests, streams, animals, plants, rocks, and wild places, then Hocking College School of Natural Resources should be your first step!

The School of Natural Resources includes associate degree programs in Ecotourism and Adventure Travel, Fish Management and Aquaculture Sciences, GeoEnvironmental Science and Natural and Historical Interpretation. Love horses? Consider one of our three equine-focused programs: Equine Health and Complementary Therapies, Farrier Science and Business and Wilderness Horsemanship. The School of Natural Resources also has degree programs in Forest Management, Landscape Management, Wildlife Resources Management and Natural Resources Law Enforcement.

Why Choose This School?
Hocking College has again been named the top Natural Resources and Conservation Associate Degree producer in the country by Community College Week. The School of Natural Resources at Hocking College boasts an impressive 12 different degree curriculum that provide students with the expertise, and necessary skills to secure employment, upon program completion, in the natural resources industry.

Hocking College

School of Natural Resources
3301 Hocking Pkwy
Nelsonville, OH 45764

Kenneth Bowald, Dean
740.753.6285
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