Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries Emphasis

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Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries Emphasis

A.S.

Expected Hours for A.S. Degree

64

What is Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries Emphasis: General Transfer Major, A.S. ?

The Forestry, Wildlife, and Fisheries emphasis is designed to prepare students for transfer to a bachelor’s degree granting institution.  This program prepares students for more advanced study in a pathway through which students can pursue careers in Wildlife Management, Forestry, and Fisheries Management.

What can I do with this degree?

A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Science provides the training necessary for a number of jobs.  These jobs include include:


Wildlife Officer: Patrols an assigned area making inspections for boating, hunting, fishing, littering, and pollution law violations; checks hunting and fishing licenses; inspects vehicles for possession of illegal game; apprehends and arrests violators of wildlife laws; collects and preserves evidence; serves as state's witness at court cases; collects and prepares wildlife research data using such techniques as browse surveys, wildlife call counts, field bag checks, and aging and collecting parts of harvested animals; presents wildlife conservation educational programs to civic clubs, sportsman associations, and school groups; teaches hunting and boating safety education classes; assists landowners in the development of a wildlife management plan for their property; investigates wildlife damage complaints; operates a variety of equipment including motor vehicles, boats, motors, firearms, cameras and two-way radios.


Wildlife/Fisheries Manager:  Implements or assists in implementing projects and programs to provide optimum wildlife habitat development; uses agricultural techniques involving trees, shrubs, grains, grasses, and other wildlife food and cover plantings and cuttings; provides information to public pertaining to hunting, fishing, boating and associated recreational activities; conducts browse, mast and creel surveys, and collects water and fish samples; traps and bands wildlife; determines age, sex and weight of harvested wildlife; maintains and repairs equipment and buildings; constructs outbuildings, checking stations, docks and signs; performs maintenance duties; assists in patrol and law enforcement duties on management areas, appears in court; operates a variety of equipment including autos; trucks, bulldozers, tractors, boats and motors, chain saws, mowers and hand tools.


Wildlife/Fisheries Technician: Assists in conducting fishing surveys regarding the size, kind, and number of fish caught and in trapping and tagging wildlife; performs miscellaneous maintenance duties such as painting, plumbing, repairing equipment and buildings, moving grass, emptying trash, planting shrubs and trees, building construction, and planting wildlife food crops; sells permits and licenses; may rent boats; operates wildlife checking stations during hunts; traps deer and wildlife for restocking; operates a variety of tools and equipment, such as construction and farming tools, trucks, tractors, and boats; may assist with wildlife law enforcement operations including court appearances and routine patrols; assists in the propagation, hatching, feeding, counting, grading, distribution and general care of fish at warm or cold water hatcheries; prepares a variety of routine records and reports.


Forester: Manage forested lands for economic, recreational, and conservation purposes. May inventory the type, amount, and location of standing timber, appraise the timber's worth, negotiate the purchase, and draw up contracts for procurement. May determine how to conserve wildlife habitats, creek beds, water quality, and soil stability, and how best to comply with environmental regulations. May devise plans for planting and growing new trees, monitor trees for healthy growth, and determine the best time for harvesting. Develop forest management plans for public and privately-owned forested lands.

What are my options at Cleveland State Community College?

You can receive a General Transfer Associate of Science degree that will transfer to a senior institution in Tennessee.

What is the cost?

  • State residents: $152 per credit hour
  • Out-of-State residents: $475 per credit hour
  • Registration fees vary but are applied to your tuition costs for summary. You can check the updated page for fees, tuition, and expenses.

What are my options to pay for this degree?

  • Apply for financial aid at www.FAFSA.gov
  • A student is encouraged to apply early for financial aid. He/she must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the FAFSA Renewal Application as soon as possible after October 1 to ensure that the Financial Aid Office receives the Institutional Student Information Record and other documents prior to the priority deadline. July 1st is the priority deadline for applying for the fall semester and December 1st for the spring semester.

Program Schedule


Fall Semester

BIOL 1010

Survey of Biology I

4

ENGL 1010

Composition I

3

GEN 1010

First Year Seminar

3

BIOL 2809

General Ecology

4

MATH 1530

Introductory Statistics

3


Fall Milestones

  • Complete any required learning support courses.
  • Successful completion of ENGL 1010 required for progression to ENGL 1020 and ENGL 2110/2310. A grade of C or higher is required.
  • FINANCIAL AID ALERT-If you plan to receive aid, the priority deadline to apply or renew your FAFSA and submit any requested documentation is July 1. Please consult  a financial aid specialist and the business office prior to the start of classes to check on fees/expenses and to ensure that you are in good standing.
  • Work with your advisor to discuss Spring registration.
  • Remember, advising is key to success!

Spring Semester

BIOL 1020

Survey of Biology II

4

ENGL 1020

Composition II

3

BIOL 2110

Introduction to Forestry, Wildlife, and Fisheries

3

PSYC 1030

General Psychology

3

HUM 2780

World Religions

3


Spring Milestones

  • FINANCIAL ALERT-Please consult  a financial aid specialist and the business office prior to the start of classes to check on fees/expenses and to ensure that you are in good standing.

If this is your first term of enrollment and you plan to receive aid, the priority deadline to apply or renew your FAFSA and submit any requested documentation is December 1.

  • Work with your advisor to discuss Fall registration.
  • Remember, advising is key to success!

Fall Semester

HIST 1110

World Civilizations I

3

MUS 1030

Music Appreciation

3

ECON 2010 Macroeconomics

3

BIOL 2320

Dendrology

3

SPCH 1010

Fundamentals of Speech Communication

3


Fall Milestones

  • Successful completion of ASTR 1010/BIO 1010 required for progression to ASTR 1020/BIO 1020..
  • FINANCIAL ALERT-If you plan to receive aid, the priority deadline to apply or renew your FAFSA and submit any requested documentation is July 1. Please consult  a financial aid specialist and the business office prior to the start of classes to check on fees/expenses and to ensure that you are in good standing.
  • Work with your advisor to discuss Spring registration.
  • Remember, advising is key to success!

Spring Semester

ECON 2020

Microeconomics

3

HIST 1120

World Civilizations II

3

CHEM 1110

General Chemistry I

4

BIOL 2310

Conservation

3

ENGL 2320

Modern World Literature

3

Subtotal

64


Spring Milestones

  • Apply to graduate through Enrollment Services at U117.
  • Consider enrolling in summer courses to catch-up or get ahead.
  • Congratulations!  After you complete this semester’s courses and maintain an overall 2.0 GPA, you will be a Cleveland State graduate.
  • Apply to graduate by completing the online Intent to Graduate form under the Graduation Tab within Registration Tools & Forms on CougarNet.
  • Complete program test and exit exam in the Testing Center. Schedule to take your exams by going to mycs.cc/testing.
  • FINANCIAL ALERT-Please consult  a financial aid specialist and the business office prior to the start of classes to check on fees/expenses and to ensure that you are in good standing.
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