Program Student Learning Outcomes
Parks and Natural Resources

Program Mission Statement
To prepare students for employment by creating a culture that promotes professionalism and equips students with basic knowledge and applied skills demanded in today's parks and natural resources workplace.

Program Student Learning Outcomes
Graduates of the Parks and Natural Resources program will be able to:

  1. Operate and maintain equipment currently used in the industry.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of park and facility maintenance and construction techniques.
  3. Develop an appreciation for Iowa’s natural resources.
  4. Develop a wildlife management plan.
  5. Integrate GPS/GIS for surveying and map building of natural resource areas.
  6. Develop an understanding of the history, funding and administration of parks at the county, state and federal levels.
  7. Apply interpretive and public relation skills in the field of natural resources.