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Natural Resources

Identify, develop, and maintain environments for animals
Classify, manage, and use plants and trees in the timber and tree service industry
Operate and maintain heavy equipment for a wide range of construction and conservation projects


What can I do when I graduate?
  • Arborculturalist
  • Heavy equipment operator
  • Aquaculturalist
  • Park maintenance
  • Logger
  • Survey aide
What would I do in this class?
  • Operate heavy equipment
  • Manage wildlife and habitat
  • Raise fish
  • Climb for tree service
  • Operate chainsaw and forestry equipment
  • Learn construction surveying
  • Build ponds
  • Identify and learn life histories of wildlife, fish, and plants
What can I do with further training?
  • Game warden
  • Operating engineer (union operator)
  • Certified arborist
  • Wildlife biologist
  • Civil engineer
  • Forester

Program Quick Facts

Natural Resource students must be able to

  • Use math as a means of problem solving
  • Withstand exposure to hot or cold temperatures for an extended period of time
  • Have good hand/eye coordination and dexterity
  • Handle getting dirty as part of the job
  • Operate measuring devices to obtain necessary data
  • Meet safety requirements to operate tools
  • Exhibit professionalism and work place behavior
  • Work independently and in teams
College Credits
Available Certifications
Lab Fees
John Oliver
Kent State University
Stark State College
Youngstown State University
  • CPR First Aid
  • NCCER Core
  • OSHA 10
  • Safeland 
Level 1 (junior) - $ 25.00
Level 2 (senior) - $ 50.00

Uniform requirements

Steel-toed boots, outdoor gear
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