Find great outdoor careers through the Natural Resources Management degree program. Graduate Jackie Kniss works for the Colorado Department of Parks and Wildlife, studying bighorn sheep and lamb survival rates in the Arkansas River Valley.

Natural Resource Management Degree Program

Connect high-quality environmental education with paid internship opportunities

Get off the beaten path and join a close-knit group of students and teachers for a education in a high-mountain, Colorado town. CMC’s passionate faculty bring water and land management to life while you build skills in hydrology, soil science, field monitoring, environmental law and more.

You’ll explore and learn in the wilderness areas, watersheds and mining districts that surround our campus.

Put your passion to work and start a career in:

  • Natural resources
  • Geology
  • Watershed science
  • Geography
  • Fishery and wildlife biology
  • Forestry
  • Rangeland science and ecology

You’re concerned about the environment. Make a difference. The Natural Resource Management degree program at Colorado Mountain College will give you the knowledge and skills you need.

Timberline Field Institute for Internships

In addition to the hands-on curriculum and outstanding scenery, you’ll have the opportunity to take part in a paid internship. The Timberline Field Institute program connects students with governmental and private clients throughout Colorado.

It’s not just an internship, it’s a program where students can get a paid job as a field technician working on real projects with real client deliverables. It’s your chance to work on an active assessment and remediation project, an experience that will set you apart with potential employers.

If you’d like to extend your education, the Natural Resource Management curriculum is designed to transfer to four-year degree programs at Western State Colorado University and Colorado Mesa University.

Program at a Glance

Degree: Natural Resource Management (AAS)

Certificates: NRM Field Technician

COST PER CREDIT: $62 In-district
$127 In-state
$429 Out-of-state

Internships: Offered through the NRM Timberline Field Institute

Questions? 800-621-8559

Download the Outdoor/Environmental Brochure (pdf)

All or part of this operation is conducted on Public Lands and Waters under special permits and agreements from the U.S. Forest Service , U.S. Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service and Colorado Parks and Wildlife.

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See the Gainful Employment Disclosure: NRM Field Technician Certificate

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