Natural Resources Technology

Objective of Field

To provide students with a wide range of basic skills desired by employers in the fields of natural resource maintenance, horticulture, forestry, building trades, and agriculture.


Job Duties

  • Shop safety
  • Use of hand and power tools
  • Welding
  • Small gas engine maintenance
  • Plant care
  • Small animal care

Certification Tests

  • NOCTI  ( National Occupational Competency Testing Institute )
  • Forklift
  • First Aid
  • CPR

Planned Courses

  • Greenhouse Management
    • Plant Science

  • Equipment Maintenance
    • Small Gas Engines

    • Electrical Wiring

    • Light Equipment Operation/Safety

    • Woodworking Skills

  • Animal Science
    • Small Animal Physiology and Health

    • Large Animal Physiology and Health

  • Environmental Science
    • Chainsaw Safety

    • Turf Management

    • Land use

Employment/Job Outlook

“Green” industry jobs are in high demand at this time. There is a current demand for employees in fields such as: natural gas/oil well maintenance, landscaping, veterinary technicians, alternative energy, golf course maintenance, and many others.

Entry Level

2-Year Associates Degree

4-Year Bachelor’s Degree

Landscape Laborer
Timber Cutter
Florist/Greenhouse Worker
Fire Warden
Garden Center Specialist
Kennel Operator

Landscape Designer
Forest Ranger
Greenhouse Manager
Lumber Grader
Veterinary Technician
Game Warden
Land Surveyor
Environmental

Landscape Architect
Agricultural Engineer
Plant Pathologist
Geneticist
Safety Engineer
Wildlife Manager
Golf Course Superintendent

Additional Info

Recommendations for Success

  • Effective communication skills (including tact and diplomacy)
  • Good attendance and homework completion
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Leadership abilities
  • Ability to solve arithmetic problems quickly and accurately
  • Work in all types of weather conditions
  • Team working skills and the ability to work independently
  • Good attendance and class participation
  • Ability to follow written and oral directions
  • Self motivation
  • Attention to detail
  • Hand-eye coordination
  • Manual dexterity
  • Tolerate loud noise levels