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Natural Resource Management Video

Natural Resource Management (AAS)

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Picture of students getting hands-on experience for their Natural Resource Management (AAS) degree at CMC.This degree provides graduates with entry-level skills in a variety of environmental science fields. The degree combines aquatic and terrestrial resource management and characterization. Students will be trained in career fields of field monitoring, hydrology, soil science, environmental law, and others.

Graduates work in the areas of earth resources, geology, watershed science, geography, fishery and wildlife biology, forest sciences and forest biology/forest management, natural resource recreation and tourism including rangeland science and rangeland ecology, and waste management/hazardous materials. To provide four-year educational opportunities for students, Colorado Mountain College’s Natural Resource Management program has signed transfer agreements with Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction and Western State Colorado University in Gunnison, Colorado. Please work with your adviser to meet the special requirements for each of these institutions.

The Natural Resource Management (NRM) program includes a summer internship, as well as the opportunity to work in environmental positions locally while completing the degree. The NRM program typically has work experience positions available during the academic year, as well as during the summer break.

Students must demonstrate college-level proficiency in composition, reading, and mathematics as prerequisites for courses within this program. Skills in these areas may affect the sequence of courses in which students can enroll and may also extend the time required to complete this program. For more details, please see the Academic Placement and Testing  section.

Graduates of the program will receive an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Natural Resource Management.

The Timberline Campus Endowed Scholarship may be available to assist Natural Resource Management students. For application information, see the scholarship  section.

The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Natural Resource Management is offered at Colorado Mountain College in Leadville.  CMC also offers a certificate in Field Technician .

Learn more about the Natural Resource Management Program

Minimum Hours Required

Minimum Credit Hours Required (63-64)
Minimum Contact Hours Required (1155)

This program operates on public lands and rivers with special permits from the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, Colorado State Parks, and National Park Service.


Add a Bachelors to this degree!

Boost the professional value of your technical degree and expertise with our Bachelor of Applied Science  (BAS) degree.

Our BAS degree is designed to enhance the value of your Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree by developing the professional leadership skills needed to work at a management level in technical professions of all kinds.

Learn more.



◆ State Guaranteed Transfer Course

✽ Applies to CMC AA/AS/AGS Degrees

Not all programs/courses are available at every campus and may require travel to another campus or access via distance learning (IVS, hybrid, or online).

For more information see Degree & Certificate Descriptions & Requirements .

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