Focus Area: Natural Resources

Students who study in the natural resources area have an interest in the environment and promoting the appropriate use of natural resources. The Natural Resources focus area provides a broad foundation for you to pursue career opportunities in forestry, parks, recreation, agronomy, wildlife management, fisheries, environmental sciences, animal ecology, and food sciences. After graduation, you will be ready to transfer to a four–year school to study and pursue careers in the private sector or in metropolitan, state, and federal agencies.

Program Overview

Campus: Centerville
Entry: Any Term
Length: 6 terms (18 months)
Program: Associate of Science Degree (A.S.)

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Rhonda Eakins, Program Coordinator
phone: (641) 683-5154 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 5154

Lew Major, Associate of Arts Graduate, holds up a bat

Lew Major

Lew is a Naturalist for Polk County Conservation, where he teaches the public about conservation issues, plants, wildlife, and outdoor activities, like kayaking, ice fishing, and climbing. Find out how he says Indian Hills helped him get started in this "exciting and rewarding career."

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