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Natural Resources Management-Forestry - AS

Natural Science, Social Science & Mathematics

Contact: Jennifer Wiens wiensj@hutchcc.edu (620)665-3426
Department Chair: Tricia Paramore paramoret@hutchcc.edu (620)665-3438

For course descriptions and course prerequisites, click on the course name.

Some Credit Hours

This degree requires 60 credit hours.

First Semester

Course Title Credits
AG101 Agriculture Orientation 1

The historical development of modern-day U.S. agriculture, projected trends with implications for the future; orientation to the curriculum, faculty and programs; appreciation of the basic sciences in professional agriculture.

MA106 College Algebra 3

Theory of equations, functions, inverse functions, complex numbers, determinants and matrices.
Pre-Reqs: HS GPA over 3.5, or Accuplacer NextGen QuantReason, Alg,Stats Score 263 or Above, or ACT Math Score of 21 or higher, or MA105 Intermediate Algebra with a grade of C or higher

SH101 Public Speaking 3

Principles and practices of oral communication that will help the student develop skills in communication and acquire an understanding of oral communication as a vital human skill and activity.

Biology Options 4
Course Title Credits
BI101 General Biology 4.00-4.00

BI101H Honors General Biology 4.00-4.00

BI104 Biology I 5.00-5.00

English Composition I Options 3
Course Title Credits
EN100 English Composition IB 3.00-3.00

EN101 English Composition IA 3.00-3.00

Semester Total - 14

Second Semester

Course Title Credits
AG204 Range Management 3

Fundamental ecological principles of production, conservation and utilization of grasslands; applications of principles to range management practices.

EN102 English Composition II 3

Development of critical reading and writing skills, through the exploration of literary texts in thematic units, with additional emphasis on research and persuasive writing.
Pre-Reqs: EN101 English Composition IA with a grade of C or higher, or EN100 English Comp IB with a grade of C or higher, or EN101H English Comp IA with a grade of C or higher

PY103 Physical Geology 3

The earth''''s structural and dynamic features, materials of the earth, processes and a brief history of the earth.

PY104L Physical Geology Lab 1

Study of minerals, rocks, topographic and geologic maps.

CH101 General Chemistry or CH105 Chemistry I 5
Course Title Credits
CH101 General Chemistry 5.00-5.00

CH105 Chemistry I 5.00-5.00

CH105H Honors Chemistry I 5.00-5.00

Semester Total - 15

Third Semester

Course Title Credits
AG201 Soils 4

Chemical, physical and biological properties of soils; their formation, fertility and management.
Pre-Reqs: CH101 General Chemistry, or CH105 Chemistry I, or Departmental Consent

BI102 Ecology of Environmental Problems 3

Impact of science and technology on the environment, components of a balanced environment, identification of environmental problems and possible solutions.

MA108 Elements of Statistics 3

Analysis of single variable and bivariable data; probability distribution; normal probability distributions; sampling distributions; statistical inference involving one and two populations; chi-square applications.
Pre-Reqs: MA106 College Algebra with a grade of C or higher, or MA109 Pre-Calculus Math with a grade of C or higher, or ACT Math Score of 23 to 36

PY112 General Physics I 5

An algebra-based general physics course. Principles of motion, mechanics, and heat. Not appropriate for physics or engineering majors. Lecture and lab.
Pre-Reqs: MA106 College Algebra or higher math

Semester Total - 15

This is a suggested sequence of courses based on the average student load. Not all courses are offered every semester. Consult with your advisor for more information.
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