July 24, 2014
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FRCC Adds Degree Concentrations in Wildlife Technology, Forestry Technology

New degree concentrations in Wildlife Technology and Forestry Technology in the Forestry, Wildlife, and Natural Resources Program at Front Range Community College align the program with accrediting agencies.

The Wildlife Technology concentration was developed in response to FRCC’s recent attainment of a one-year conditional accreditation by the North American Wildlife Technology Association (NAWTA). The concentration allows the student to focus on principles of wildlife technology and research techniques to assist in wildlife and land management. The degree includes not only practical field skills, but also the theory and applications for the study and management of wildlife, fisheries, and wild bird populations.

The Forestry Technology concentration was developed in response to FRCC’s candidate status for accreditation from the Society of American Foresters (SAF). The concentration allows students to learn principles of forest science and related fields, conduct forestry field research, and gain field skills in hydrology and soil science. Students may choose electives in areas such as geographic information systems, outdoor recreation, ecology, and wildfire ecology.

The Forestry, Wildlife, and Natural Resources Program prepares students for a wide range of careers in natural resources and for further study at four-year institutions such as Colorado State University, Northern Arizona University, University of Minnesota-Crookston, and Montana State University. In addition to an Associate of Applied Science degree and an Associate of General Studies degree, the program grants certificates in environmental education, forestry, natural resources, natural resources geographic information systems, natural resources recreation, wildland fire, and wildlife.

For more information, contact Jennifer Lee, Forestry, Wildlife, and Natural Resources Program director, at (970) 204-8253 or jennifer.lee@frontrange.edu.


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About Front Range Community College

FRCC offers nearly 100 degree and certificate programs from locations in Boulder County, Larimer County, Westminster, and Brighton, and online.

FRCC is a member of the Colorado Community College System, the state’s largest system of higher education. CCCS serves more than 162,000 students annually. The system oversees career and academic programs in the 13 state community colleges and career and technical programs in more than 160 school districts and six other post-secondary institutions.

About the author:

John Feeley is director of public relations at Front Range Community College. He’s a somewhat-frequent bicycle commuter, a certified soccer referee, and a newspaper editor whose subscription ran out.

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