Career Outlook

Your New Career
Our growing concern as a nation for the preservation of the environment means that skilled conservationists are needed more than ever. The freedom of working outdoors and the satisfaction that comes from managing and protecting our precious natural resources can be yours with the right skills. Get the training you need for a career in this rewarding field.

  • Earn your Career Diploma at home in as little as five months by studying just an hour a day for your new career.

As a Conservationist, you'll be doing a job you can really be proud of!

Your New Skills
You'll learn every important part of Wildlife/Forestry Conservation.

  • You'll learn about state and federal laws to protect wildlife, types of violations, and the rights of private citizens.
  • You'll understand the elements involved in forest management, including forest ecology, health issues, and regeneration methods.
  • You'll also learn about employment opportunities in wildlife, forest, fish, and park management.

Program Overview

Learn the skills you need to begin a career in Wildlife/Forestry Conservation - at home, at your own pace, with the Continuing Education Center.

Turn your love of "the great outdoors" into a rewarding career with the Continuing Education Center's Wildlife/Forestry Conservation Program. Train quickly and conveniently with our proven distance learning method. Earn your Career Diploma in Wildlife/Forestry Conservation in as little as five months!

You'll learn all about:

  • Wildlife law enforcement and population management
  • Forest ecology and protection
  • Park and recreational facility operation
  • Field equipment and safety

And you'll learn it all at home — no classroom needed!

Start a satisfying, new career.
Why train for a career in Wildlife/Forestry Conservation? With the right credentials, you can:

  • Earn great pay in a healthy environment.
  • Work for the government or a national park.
  • Make a difference by preserving our precious natural resources.

There is an increasing global emphasis on issues such as environmental protection and responsible land management. That means an opportunity for you in a field you love!

Contact the Continuing Education Center Today.

Find out more about our distance learning program in Wildlife/Forestry Conservation that includes:

  • All the books, lessons, equipment, and learning aids you need
  • Unlimited instructional support
  • Access to student services by website, phone, and mail

Get more information today and in as little as five months from enrollment, you can be on your way to a career in Wildlife/Forestry Conservation!

Program Outline

Instruction Sets
Your program consists of seven Instruction Sets written to take you step-by-step through the techniques and skills you'll use in your new career.

Here's how it works
Your first Instruction Set will be sent immediately after your enrollment has been accepted. Other Instruction Sets will follow as you complete your exams, so that you will always have training materials to work with.

You will need access to a Microsoft® Windows®-based computer (running Windows Vista or later) and the Internet in order to complete your program with the Continuing Education Center.

Here is an overview of what you'll learn and the order in which you'll receive your lessons:

Instruction Set 1

Learning Strategies
The advantages of learning at home; types of study materials; types of examinations; accessing and using the features of our website; determining what kind of learner you are; establishing a study schedule; using study tips; preparing for and taking examinations.

Conservation: People, Animals, and Habitat
Fire detection; government agency and private industry; Internet references; optional Internet activity.

Instruction Set 2

Wildlife Management: Upland Birds
Reproduction; trapping and transporting; stocking; description of upland families.

Wildlife Management: Waterfowl
Basic waterfowl biology; population management and monitoring; optional Internet activity.

Reference: Neotropical Bird Migration

Instruction Set 3

Wildlife Management: Small Mammals, Part 1

Wildlife Management: Small Mammals, Part 2
Principles and rationale of small mammal management; common factors; employment opportunities; optional Internet activity.

Instruction Set 4

Wildlife Management: Large Mammals, Part 1

Wildlife Management: Large Mammals, Part 2
Management principles, goals, and techniques; population dynamics; wildlife lands; improving habitat; expectations for the future; classification.

Wildlife Management: Predators
Predator/prey systems; predator management; legalities; needs and applications in wildlife and livestock contexts; optional Internet activity.

Park Management
Private parks and recreational facilities; operation of parks; optional Internet activity.

Reference: National Audubon Society Pocket Guide to Familiar North American Mammals

Instruction Set 5

Rangelands Management
Range monitoring and inventory; stocking rates; grazing methods; manipulation of range vegetation; erosion; optional Internet activity.

Forest Management, Part 1

Forest Management, Part 2
Urban forests; job descriptions; forest ecology; regeneration methods; management plans; forest management agencies; optional Internet activity.

Forest Protection
Forest health issues, including, deforestation and over-harvesting; fire ecology; optional Internet activity.

Reference: Peterson First Guide to Birds of North America

Instruction Set 6

Cold Water Fish Management
Provision and improvement of cold water fish habitats; stocking; habitat rehabilitation and improvement; implementing appropriate fish regulations; optional Internet activity.

Warm Water Fish Management
Stocking methods; stocking to change existing population; management of wild fish populations and their habitat; age determination; collecting and using measurement data; careers in fish management; optional Internet activity.

Raising fish for stocking in the wild and for consumption.

Reference: National Audubon Society Field Guide to Fish, Whales, and Dolphins

Instruction Set 7

International Conservation Issues
Particular issues of concern to countries other than the United States.

Safety in the Field
Safety; basic field equipment.

Wildlife Law Enforcement
Protecting wildlife through law; the enforcer's role; state and Federal laws; rights of private citizens; types of violations; evidence; search and arrest; testimony.

Textbook: Wildlife Law Enforcement


Online Library and Librarian
Students in the Continuing Education Center have access to an online library for use during their studies. Students can use this library to do the required research in the courses they complete or can use it for general reference and links to valuable resources. The library contains helpful research assistance, articles, databases, books, and Web links. A librarian is available to answer questions on general research-related topics via email and to assist students in research activities during their studies with the Continuing Education Center.

We reserve the right to change program content and materials when it becomes necessary.



Your tuition includes all books, learning aids, unlimited instructional and student support services.

Click Here Now to enroll in this program or call 800.344.1432 x7375