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Natural Resource Technology

Natural Resource Technology

student at pond LAB-BASED PROJECTS WITH RELATED INSTRUCTION may be applied in commercial, residential, governmental and recreational environments. Learn the basics of the diverse “green” industries before declaring an area of concentration picked from a variety of disciplines. Career pathways offered through Natural Resource Technology lead you to excellent opportunities in the local workforce or at area community colleges and career schools.

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What Am I Learning?

  • Environmental forestry management
  • Golf course & turf grass management
  • Landscape design & installation
  • Horticulture management
  • Water & soil conservation
  • Entomology and pest science
  • Wildlife management

Entry Level Career Opportunities

  • Turf maintenance technician
  • Retail garden manager
  • Landscaper
  • Property maintenance technician

Advanced Career Opportunities

  • Wildlife or natural resource officer
  • Entomologist technician
  • Landscape architect
  • Golf course superintendent
  • Parks & recreation manager

Industry Certifications & Credentials

  • American Junior Forestry Certification
  • Junior Wildlife Manager Certification
  • Natural Resource Environmentalist Certification
  • Ohio Nursery State Certification
  • Ohio Turf Grass Certification
  • Ohio Nursery & Landscape Association
  • OSHA 10 Safety

College Connections

  • Clark State Community College ($3000 Tech Prep Scholarship)
  • Sinclair Community College ($3000 Tech Prep Scholarship)
  • Hocking College
  • Ohio State University
  • Wilmington College
  • Kent State University

Experiential & Work-based Learning

  • Work on special customer projects starting junior year including landscaping & maintaining the Career Center grounds
  • On the job placement opportunities during senior year
  • FFA CTSO Competitions

OhioMeansJobs Salary Projections (Ohio Average Yearly Pay)

Nursery workers: $19,230-$31,470
Landscaping & groundskeeping workers: $21,120-$31,940
Landscape architects: $48,890-$74,600
Fish & game wardens: $55,410-$67,910
Forester: $52,130-$71,450

Contact the Instructor

Contact David Sproull, Natural Resource Technology instructor, at [email protected]
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