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Career Diploma - Wildlife/Forestry Conservation

The online Wildlife and Forestry Conservation Career Diploma offered by Penn Foster is designed to provide students with an understanding of wildlife and natural surroundings while also providing the practical skills needed to protect them. Read more about Penn Foster's Wildlife and Forestry Conservation Career Diploma here.

Official Program Name:

Career Diploma - Wildlife and Forestry Conservation

School Offering Program:

Penn Foster College

Degree Level:

Career Diploma

Program Description:

Penn Foster's Career Diploma in Wildlife and Forestry Conservation program provides the opportunity for students to develop the skills and knowledge needed for entry-level wildlife and forestry conservation employment. The program is designed to teach students about various wildlife and their behaviors, how to evaluate timber in forested areas, and how to effectively oversee hiking and camping areas. Students can also learn methods to gather data about various threats to natural sites while also learning how to implement environmental protection regulations and employ fire control strategies. Additionally, the program provides students with the opportunity to learn how to create and train for detection programs and communicate information to others about conservation and forestry activities.

Program Materials Supplied by Penn Foster:

Penn Foster provides a wildlife law textbook and several other wildlife reference books used in classes. An online library, career guidance, access to student services via e-mail, phone, and message board, and an online community are also offered.

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Financial Aid Available:

Penn Foster offers low tuition with 0% interest and affordable monthly payments, so students graduate without debt.

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Required Courses for a Wildlife and Forestry Conservation Career Diploma:

Program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Penn Foster College to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

  • Starting Your Program
  • Conservation: People, Animals, and Habitats
  • Wildlife Management: Upland Game Birds
  • Wildlife Management: Waterfowl
  • Wildlife Management: Small Mammals, Part 1
  • Wildlife Management: Small Mammals, Part 2
  • Wildlife Management: Large Mammals, Part 1
  • Wildlife Management: Large Mammals, Part 2
  • Wildlife Management: Predators
  • Park Management
  • Rangelands Management
  • Forest Management, Part 1
  • Forest Management, Part 2
  • Forest Protection
  • Cold-Water Game Fish Management
  • Warm-Water Game Fish Management
  • Aquaculture
  • International Conservation Issues
  • Safety in the Field
  • Wildlife Law Enforcement

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Graduates of Penn Foster's Career Diploma in Wildlife and Forestry Conservation program may choose to pursue a degree in a related field. Some leadership or specialized positions may require a bachelor's degree.

Some degrees that graduates might consider are:

  • Bachelor of Science in Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology
  • Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources
  • Bachelor of Science in Forest Management

Career Paths:

Graduates of Penn Foster's Career Diploma in Wildlife and Forestry Conservation program have had the opportunity to learn the skills needed for entry-level positions in the following types of organizations:

  • Conservation groups
  • Forestry management
  • Government agencies involved in wildlife, land, and water conservation

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