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A.A.S. Natural Resources Conservation

Sample Schedule

The schedule below shows how the requirements for this degree may be met in four semesters. This schedule is an example of one of many possible schedules that might be followed by a full-time student. Many students attending FLCC who have work and/or family obligations choose a different sequence of courses and may take more than four semesters to fulfill the requirements for the degree. Similarly, students who find they need to take some preparatory coursework may plan a schedule that takes more than four semesters to complete. You should consult with your advisor when planning your schedule. If you plan to continue your studies at a four-year college or university, you should also check with your transfer institution with regard to specific courses and requirements.

First Semester (16 Credit Hours)

  • ENG 101 Composition I
  • AGR 100 Soil Science
  • CON 100 Introduction to Environmental Conservation
  • BIO/CON 103 Environmental Science
  • CON 122 Introduction to Applied Field Techniques

Second Semester (16 Credit Hours)

  • ENG 103 Composition II
  • COM 100 Human Communication/COM 110 Public Speaking/COM 115 Interpersonal Communication
  • BIO 125 Foundation of Life Science
  • CON 102 Introduction to Fish and Wildlife
  • BIO/CON 224 Introduction to Dendrology and Field Botany

Summer Semester (3 Credit Hours)

  • CON 190 Conservation Field Camp

Third Semester (16 Credit Hours)

  • BIO 221/CON 202 Principles of Terrestrial and Aquatic Ecology
  • CON/GIS 227 Applications of Global Positioning System
  • Conservation Elective
  • Approved Conservation Elective*
  • Mathematics Elective
  • SUNY General Education Social Science Elective

Fourth Semester (13 Credit Hours)

  • CON/GIS 130 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
  • CON 203 Seminar in Environmental Conservation
  • Approved Conservation Elective*
  • SUNY General Education approved History (HIS) Elective

*Approved Conservation/Forest Resources/Water Resources Electives

  • Based on student interest:
  • Forest Resources Management
  • Land Resources Management
  • Water Resources Management
  • CON/FOR 243 Introduction to Sustainable Forest Management
  • CON/FOR 244 Introduction to Forest Measurements
  • CON/WFS 256 Fire Ecology
  • CON/WFS 130 Wildland Fire Suppression
  • CON 239 Introduction to Ecological Management Practices
  • CON 235 Wetland Science and Practice
  • CON 215 Unique Ecological Communities
  • BIO/CON 246 Limnology
  • WFS 212 Wildland Fire Chain Saws
  • CON 217 Environmental Planning and Impact Analysis
  • CON 229 Stream Ecology and Monitoring