The Park Management AS degree is designed for students who have a desire to pursue a career with city, county, state, and federal parks, open space, and public land management agencies. These positions include open space technicians, park rangers, park interpreters, park maintenance, game officers, park managers, park planners, natural resource managers, cultural resource managers, wildland firefighters, and search and rescue technicians. Students learn to apply skills working directly with parks, open space, public land agencies, and non-governmental environmental organizations.
Major Core Requirements (38-39 units)
|Course Number||Course Title||Units|
|PMGT010||Introduction to Park Management||3 units|
|PMGT011||Park Communications||2 units|
Basic Outdoor Skills
Backcountry Technical Rescue
|PMGT013||Wildland Fire Suppression||2 units|
|PMGT014||Conservation of Our Natural Resources||3 units|
|PMGT015A||Duties of the Park Professional||3 units|
|PMGT015B||Natural and Cultural Resource Interpretation||3 units|
|PMGT015C||Introduction to Park Maintenance||3 units|
|PMGT017||Basic Horticulture for Parks||3 units|
|PMGT018||Park Planning & Design||2 units|
|PMGT019||Wilderness First Responder||5 units|
|PMGT020A||Employment Preparation||1 unit|
|PMGT021||Park Operations Laboratory||1 unit|
Introduction to Geospatial Technology
Introduction to Remote Sensing
Total Major Units: 38-39 units
To be awarded an Associate Degree, a student must:
- Achieve a grade of “C” or better in the major requirements.
- Completion of WVC, CSU-Breadth, or IGETC General Education patterns. Students whose goal is to obtain a bachelor’s degree should complete the CSU-Breadth or IGETC General Education pattern.
- Complete additional degree applicable units to meet the minimum 60-unit Associate Degree requirements.