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Wilderness and Park Management

at Vermilion Community College

Program Details

  • Award: Associate in Applied Science
  • Credits: 68
  • Delivery: Face-to-face where some online courses may be available or required.
  • WIA Certified

About this Program

The AAS degree in Wilderness and Park Management is designed to provide the academic and experiential background to qualify students for entry level positions in the management of protected lands. The curriculum addresses the history, attitudes, philosophy, legal foundations, and ecosystem and human benefits of protected lands in the United States and beyond. This framework is supplemented by the hands-on skills and certifications necessary for the planning, maintenance and interpretive elements of management.

Program Locations

  • Vermilion Community College 55731

Labor Market Information

  • Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists

  • Median wage: $27.70/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Average
  • Foresters

  • Median wage: $28.46/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Above statewide average
  • College Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers

  • Median wage: $88,981/year
  • Employment outlook: Below statewide average
  • Conservation Scientists

  • Median wage: $31.51/hour-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Above statewide average
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Vermilion Community College
Vermilion Community College
1900 E. Camp St. Ely, MN 55731 Toll-Free: (800) 657-3608 Local: (218) 365-7200 TTY: (800) 627-3529

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