High Latitude Range Management

College of Rural and Community Development


Minimum Requirements for Certificate: 31 credits

A HLRM program certificate represents the completion of at least 31 credits in the conventional field-based techniques to inventory and monitor northern animal and plant populations combining traditional knowledge with contemporary studies necessary for entry-level natural resource jobs statewide. The certificate also emphasizes place-based domesticated ungulate husbandry and health, applicable regionally and statewide. This certificate may also serve as a bridge to a variety of natural science associate and baccalaureate programs.

Admission is open to all individuals, especially those employed by or interested in employment with state, federal or tribal agencies or other local entities in rural Alaska that provide natural resources management services.

Students should have a high school diploma or GED and an interest in science-related fields. It is strongly recommended that students seeking admission to this program have completed two high school, lab-based science courses, preferably in biology, chemistry or physics.

Students whose ACT/SAT scores are not high enough to place them into regular college-level classes must take the ASSET or COMPASS test and be placed in the appropriate developmental-level course.