Natural Resources

The environment needs you!  Take a step towards a Life.Changing. career field in Natural Resources with Indian Hills!

Campus Ottumwa and Centerville Campuses
Entry Term All Terms
Length of Program 6 Terms (18 Months)
Diploma/Degree  Associate of Science Degree (A.S.)


Come study the natural world around us and take a step towards making the world a better place! Natural Resources allows you to turn your interest in the environment, wildlife or even ecology into a new Life.Changing. career. Natural Resources provides a broad foundation with a variety of science and math courses.  After completing the recommended courses, you can search for an entry-level position or transfer to a four-year school to complete a bachelor’s degree.


What you will learn:
  • Understand relationships between environmental resources and human consumption
  • Use the scientific process and describe the development of scientific ideas
  • Recognize that humans are one component of the natural world
  • Be successful in upper-level science courses
  • Employ analytical and problem-solving skills


Ready to take your education to the next level? Check out the details below to see how our courses at Indian Hills Community College will help you get on your way to a Life.Changing. career as an U.S. Forest Ranger, Agronomist, or a Biologist!


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Got Questions? Don’t stress. Just ask Heidi!

heidiHeidi Munsell, Department Chair, Arts & Sciences
Indian Hills Community College

525 Grandview Avenue Ottumwa, Iowa 52501

(641) 683-5111, ext. 1832 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 1832