Wildlife Technician

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Starting in Fall 2023, the Biology and Public Health Department is offering a skills certificate in Wildlife Technician. Our mission is to prepare students for entry-level employment at State or Federal agencies for wildlife management. Students receive unique hands-on training in the field, acquire desired basic field technician skills, and engage with wildlife professionals. After completion of the required courses, students obtain the necessary background in natural history of the Great Basin, management, species identification, sampling, and scientific communication.

Why Choose Wildlife Technician at TMCC?

This certificate can be completed in two semesters and provides undergraduate students with experiential learning and professional training for internships, jobs, and undergraduate research. Students completing this certificate may gain an advantage in the competitive selection process of technician programs.

What Will I Study?

Students completing the certificate will:

  • Perform basic field techniques necessary to work as a wildlife technician.
  • Describe the natural history of and identify common fungi, plant, and animal species in the Great Basin.
  • Utilize GPS and GIS systems to navigate and create and read maps of work areas.
  • Collect, manage, and analyze scientific data to answer questions in wildlife management and conservation.
  • Communicate in a style appropriate for technical or informative publications related to wildlife management and conservation.