The Natural Resource Systems Associate of Applied Science degree
is offered to students seeking employment in Natural Resource
Systems occupations. The degree offers options in Agricultural
Business and Environmental Science.
To earn the Natural Resource Systems AAS degree, students
must satisfactorily complete all the requirements of the degree
including a minimum of 96 credits, 40 of which are in the General
Education Component. The General Education requirement
allows the flexibility to continue professional development later,
by applying the basic skills gained to more in-depth study.
Successful pursuit of this degree requires students to possess
collegiate skills in reading, communication, computation,
and critical thinking. To acquire that competency, it is highly
recommended that students complete pre-collegiate courses to
gain these skills in the first terms of their program.
The first year of the AAS degree program offers technical emphasis
coursework and completion of prerequisites. The second year
covers a broad range of skills, including those necessary for
diversification and upward mobility within the occupational