Natural Resources and Rangeland Management utilizes applied plant and animal sciences to manage the northwestern rangelands by balancing competing demands on the environment. Students will consider the soil, plants, and animals as a whole in their resource management plans. They will contemplate domestic grazing, wildlife impact and other land uses within the framework of total resource management. This degree is meant to transfer into a Bachelor of Science program to prepare students for employment with state and federal land management agencies. Some of these agencies include the USDA, US Forest Service, Natural Resource Conservation Service, Bureau of Land Management, US Dept. of the Interior, US Fish and Wildlife Service, state water management agencies, or parks and recreation agencies. Many positions are also available through private sector employment including mining, oil or forest product companies, consulting firms, water organizations and non-profit conservation and environmental organizations. Livestock producers also choose to take this field of study to improve the rate of return on their investment.
Miles Community College subscribes to the philosophy of a comprehensive community college, including an “open door” admissions policy designed to encourage all adults to continue their education.
The commitment to an open door admissions policy is defined as providing all eligible students with access to an appropriate educational offering at the College. Anyone over the age of 18 is admitted to the College if they have a high school diploma, GED, or satisfactory ACCUPLACER scores; but the College reserves the right to guide students into the courses and programs that will enhance their opportunities for success.
Admission to the College does not necessarily imply eligibility to enroll in a course with established prerequisites (See Course Descriptions starting on page 84) or to enter a program that has a limited number of spaces and minimum entrance requirements. ACCUPLACER and ACT/SAT test scores are used to help place students in appropriate level courses.