The Field Ranger Certificate prepares students for jobs as docents, volunteers, or paid employees working with a variety of local, state, federal, and tribal agencies. Students successfully completing this certificate may find entry-level positions in various natural resources specializations, such as:

  • State, Tribal, B.L.M. or National Park Ranger
  • U.S. Forest Service of California Department of Forestry Firefighter
  • Fish and Wildlife Game Warden
  • Ecological Consultant
  • Zookeeper of Museum Worker
  • Lab Technician
  • Ecosystems Manager
  • Environmental Educator, and
  • Ecotourism

Students who achieve this certificate will become familiar with a broad range of ranger skills and techniques as well as ecological topics that are applicable anywhere but are also pertinent to the Southwest and the local desert environment. There are no prerequisite skills or limitations on enrollment required for this certificate.

Course Class Credits Course Outline Course Schedule
NR 000 Refer to college catalog page 163 to obtain a list of required courses and credits