Natural Resource Management Program

students taking measurements in the field

What will I learn?

A Natural Resource Manager works to protect wildlife, plants, water and/or soil in an area. They may do this by overseeing conservation activities or following government regulations for area management. Managers may help develop plans for land use. They may work in the field conducting experiments or making observations about the land use.

Students in this program learn about animal science, agroecology, chemistry, geology, soils, range management as well as complete a research capstone project. The program also includes general courses needed to transfer to a four-year institution. It is intended for students who plan to transfer to obtain a bachelor’s or master’s degree.


Associate of Science

The Natural Resource Management equips students with skills in plant/crop, soil and livestock management as well as preservation and use of natural resources. This program features a hands-on, outdoor-focused, research-based curriculum.

Available at the Cheyenne main campus.

What can I do with this degree?

This program is designed to allow students the option to pursue a bachelor's degree in resource management at a four-year institution.

Natural Resource Management program allows students to pursue a career as:

Visit Career Coach for additional information about Soil and Plant Scientists.

Visit Career Coach for additional information about Conservation Scientists.

Visit Career Coach for additional information about Environmental Compliance Inspectors.

Visit Career Coach for additional information about Forest and Conservation Technicians.

Visit LCCC's Career Resources to find tools for selecting the right program for you and marketing yourself to future employers.

  • Calf Class at LCCC
  • Calf Class at LCCC
  • Cattle Showing
  • Calf Class at LCCC
  • Calf Class at LCCC
  • Ag Class looking at soil at LCCC
  • Inspecting soil in a field during LCCC Ag Class
  • LCCC students in Greenhouse
  • LCCC Ag Students
  • LCCC Ag Students
  • LCCC Ag Students

Agriculture Activities 

Students have to opportunity to participate in clubs like the livestock show team, livestock judging team, ranch horse team, block and bridle club, intercollegiate horse show association team and rodeo team in addition to industry field trips and internships.

Cost of Attendance

For general college expenses, students should view LCCC’s cost of attendance. Students in this program do not typically incur additional expenses.