Natural Resources

Job Outlook

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 workplace behavior

  • Work independently and in teams


College Credits

Available Certifications

Lab Fees

Kent State University
Stark State College
Youngstown State University

  • CPR First Aid

  • NCCER Core

  • NCCER Level 1 - Heavy Equipment Operations

  • OSHA 10

  • SafeLand 

  • Ducks Unlimited Ecology Conservation & Management

  • Watercraft

Level 1 (junior) - $ 32.00
Level 2 (senior) - $ 25.00

5 people on a lake holding 1 fish with a net in the water