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Contact Information:
 
Sam Rogers, Teacher  
Phone: (845) 295-4152 or e-mail: samuel.rogers@scboces.org

 
This program is designed to provide students with the basic knowledge and skills that will prepare them for employment and educational opportunities in the areas of equipment operation and maintenance and a variety of allied outdoor careers.

Topics of study include heavy equipment operation, forestry and logging, site engineering, equipment service and repair, landscaping and conservation practices. Course content includes both theory and hands-on skill development for each subject studied. Major curriculum areas have integrated math, science, English, safety, and career exploration components.

Natural Resources is a one or two year program that requires students to work outdoors throughout the school year. Community projects provide students with opportunities to demonstrate their knowledge and skills in practical applications.

Career Opportunities in the Natural Resources Industry:
  • Arboriculture
  • Environmental Protection
  • Excavator
  • F.A.A. Inspectors
  • Forest Inmate Crew Coordinator
  • Forest Ranger
  • Forestry Project Coordinator
  • Forestry Technician
  • Heavy Equipment Operators: 
    • Bulldozer
    • Backhoe Excavator
    • Dump Truck
    • Utility Tractor
  • Land Surveyor
  • Landscaper
  • Landscaper Architect
  • Logger
  • Mechanic
  • Natural Resources Management
  • Nursery Manager
  • Watershed Management
  • Welder/Fabricator
  • Wetland Firefighter

 
Articulation Agreements:
 
Alfred State College
Bryant & Stratton College
SUNY Cobleskill

 
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