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Natural Resources and Environment

Natural Resources and Environment - Certificate

Program Requirements:

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Admission Type:

General College Admission
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Locations:

Georgetown

Contact:

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(843) 349-5277

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This certificate provides students with the knowledge and ability to determine the appropriate methods for managing a variety of natural resources. This certificate is recommended for those currently employed or seeking employment in the natural-resources industry or public agencies in the area of forestry, wildlife, outdoor recreation, or conservation. 

For more information, contact:
Jim Westerhold  - (843) 520-1401

Career Outlook

A natural-resource aide (forest aide, forest laborer, natural resources or biological aide, forest-fire equipment operator, etc.) has the technical knowledge and ability to assist a forest- or natural-resource technician, forester, or wildlife biologist with data collection, heavy equipment operation, and various manual field tasks. Graduates of the Natural Resources and Environment certificate program are qualified for entry-level positions with a variety of state and federal natural-resource agencies, consulting firms, and other large land-holding organizations.

For more information about careers, visit O*Net Online for an overview of South Carolina and National earnings statistics, and Horry-Georgetown Technical College's Career Resource Center for more employment, career, and professional development resources.

Gainful Employment Information:

See:  Natural Resources & Environment Gainful Employment.

Employers of HGTC Alumni Include:

  • South Carolina Forestry Commission
  • USDA Forest Service
  • North Carolina Forest Service
  • USDI National Park Service
  • S.C. Parks, Recreation & Tourism

Curriculum Sequence

First Semester    
FOR 102 Multiple Use of Forestlands* 3
FOR 154 Mensuration* 3
NRM 230 Wildlife Management I 3
  TOTAL 9
Second Semester    
FOR 230 Forest Products* 2
FOR 206 Forest Ecology* 3
or    
NRM 130 Outdoor Recreation  
or    
NRM 201 Soil Fertility Plant Production  
NRM 231 Habitat Assessment Applications 3
or    
NRM 235 Techniques of Wildlife Management  
or    
HRT 255 Urban Tree Care  
  TOTAL 8
 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

17

*Eligible for university transfer credit with grade of "C" or better.