Learning Outcomes for Natural Resource Management

The Natural Resource Management Program’s curriculum is designed to give students the diverse skills needed for employment and growth success in great outdoor careers. The program also incorporates professional business practices, career options, ethics and a liberal arts foundation.

Program Outcomes/Competencies

  1. Knowledge of proper decontamination techniques for sample containers and equipment use.
  2. Ability to calibrate and/or use field/lab equipment to collect data.
  3. Ability to accurately record field data, create, interpret, and present natural resource data in a variety of formats including graphs, tables, charts, reports, and PowerPoint presentations.
  4. Develop the ability to apply Quality Assurance and Quality Control protocols for field sampling and lab analysis.
  5. Knowledge of how to create and interpret natural resource maps using GIS (Geographic Information Systems).
  6. Establish a foundation of knowledge on environmental, biological, and chemical processes.
  7. Develop an understanding of the environmental problems and ethical issues facing humans and the environment.
  8. Ability to use mathematical methods, reasoning, and strategies to investigate and interpret problems.
  9. Acquire knowledge and skills about health and safety protocols when working with chemical standards and reagents.
  10. Develop written and oral communication skills, mathematical and scientific reasoning skills, computer literacy, learning skills, research skills, decision-making skills, problem-solving skills, interpersonal and group interaction, aesthetic responsiveness, and citizen/social responsiveness and values.
  11. Develop an understanding of the geological processes, soil formation, and environmental impacts of humans.
  12. Prepare for entry-level positions in the Natural Resource Management field or transfer to a 4-year program.

Colorado Mountain College Natural Resource Management is an accredited State of Colorado Career Technical Education program.