High Latitude Range Management
Minimum Requirements for Certificate: 31 credits
An HLRM program certificate represents the completion of 31 credits delivered via hands-on applied field, laboratory and classroom sessions, with supplementary virtual instruction. The curriculum consists of the inventory and monitoring of Northern animal and plant populations, domesticated ungulate husbandry and health, research and report writing, and the opportunity to formulate a reindeer business plan specific for community development needs. Indigenous knowledge and the application of the scientific method will be used to stimulate learning and to better prepare students for entry-level natural resource jobs or to become a reindeer entrepreneur.
Admission is open to all, especially those employed by or interested in employment with tribal, state or federal agencies or other local entities in rural Alaska that provide natural resource 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.
The HLRM certificate may serve as a bridge to a variety of natural science associate and baccalaureate programs.