Park Management Degrees

Associate in Science Degree

After completing an A.S. degree in Park Management, a student will be able to:

  • Plan, design, and complete a maintenance project. Develop plans and designs for park facilities
  • Design, develop, and complete projects in the following four areas: resources management, visitor services, maintenance, and interpretation.
  • Plan and implement backcountry overnight experiences.
  • Use wildland fire and emergency medical response techniques.
  • Develop GIS mapping projects and demonstrate the use of GPS.
  • Develop plans and designs for park facilities.

Required Core Courses: 40 or 41 units

Course NumberCourse TitleUnits
PMGT 10 Introduction to Park Management 3 units
PMGT 11 Park Communications 2 units
PMGT 12A Basic Outdoor Skills or  2 units
PMGT 12B Intermediate Outdoor Skills  3 units
PMGT 13 Wildland Fire Suppression 2 units
PMGT 14 Conservation of Our Natural Resources 3 units
PMGT 15A Duties of the Park Professional 3 units
PMGT 15B Natural and Cultural Resource Interpretation 3 units
PMGT 15C Introduction to Park Maintenance 3 units
PMGT 16A Introduction to Geospatial Technology 3 units
PMGT 17 Basic Horticulture for Parks 3 units
PMGT 18 Park Planning and Design 2 units
PMGT 19 Wilderness First Responder 5 units
PMGT 20A PMGT Employment Preparation 1 unit
PMGT 20B Internship 2 units
PMGT 21 Park Operations Laboratory 1 unit

Total Core Units: 40–41 units

General Educations Units: 25 units

Total Degree Units: 65–66 units

Recommended Electives

Course NumberCourse TitleUnits
PMGT 12C Advanced Outdoor Skills  3 unit
PMGT 19B Wilderness First Responder Refresher 2 units
PMGT 23 Power Saws 1 unit
PMGT 24 Wilderness Navigation 1 unit

Park Management Certificate of Achievement

After completing a certificate in Park Management, a student will be able to:

  • Plan, design, and complete a maintenance project. Develop plans and designs for park facilities.
  • Design, develop, and complete projects in the following four areas: resources management, visitor services, maintenance, and interpretation.
  • Use wildland fire and emergency medical response techniques.
  • Develop GIS mapping projects and demonstrate the use of GPS.
  • Plan and implement backcountry overnight experiences.
  • Develop plans and designs for park facilities.

Required Core Courses: 40 or 41 Units

Course NumberCourse TitleUnits
PMGT 10 Introduction to Park Management 3 units
PMGT 11 Park Communications 2 units
PMGT 12A Basic Outdoor Skills 2 units
PMGT 12B Intermediate Outdoor Skills for the Park Ranger 3 units
PMGT 13 Wildland Fire Suppression 2 units
PMGT 14 Conservation of Our Natural Resources 3 units
PMGT 15A Duties of the Ranger 3 units
PMGT 15B Natural and Cultural Resource Interpretation 3 units
PMGT 15C Introduction to Park Maintenance 3 units
PMGT 16A Introduction to GIS and Global Positioning Systems 3 units
PMGT 17 Basic Horticulture for Parks 3 units
PMGT 18 Park Planning and Design 2 units
PMGT 19 Wilderness First Responder 5 units
PMGT 20A PMGT Employment Preparation 1 unit
PMGT 20B Internship 2 units
PMGT 21 Park Operations Laboratory 1 unit
Total Certificate Units   40–41 units

The certificate does not require completion of general education units.

Recommended Electives

Course NumberCourse TitleUnits
PMGT 12C Advanced Outdoor Skills for the Park Ranger 3 unit
PMGT 19B Wilderness First Responder Refresher 2 units
PMGT 23 Power Saws 1 unit
PMGT 24 Wilderness Navigation 1 unit

Geospatial Technology Certificate of Achievement

After completing a certificate in Geospatial Technology, a student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate skills and knowledge to perform analysis using GIS, GPS, and Remote Sensing.
  • Apply GIS, GPS, and Remote Sensing technologies to determine changes in the land and its relationship with people.
  • Demonstrate skill in using the software packages that apply to GIS, GPS, and Remote Sensing disciplines.

Required Core Courses: 24 units

Course NumberCourse TitleUnits
PMGT 16A Introduction to Geospatial Technology 3 units
PMGT 16B Mobile GIS 3 units
PMGT 16C Spatial Analysis for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) 3 units
PMGT 16D Cartographic Design for GIS 3 units
PMGT 16E Database Design and Management 3 units
PMGT 16G introduction to Remote Sensing 3 units
GIST 016I GIS Programming and the Web 3 units
PMGT 20A PMGT Employment Preparation 1 unit
PMGT 20B Internship 2 units
Total Certificate Units   24 units
Last Updated 10/1/19