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Natural Resources Program | Certification

North Country Career Center


This is intended for high school students attending from within the district. College credits may be available as part of this program. Students from outside the district or adults who are not enrolled in high school can contact the center to apply for this program, as well.

This program will introduce students natural resource management careers. The focus is broad, however specific proficiencies in several skills will be included: tractor operation, equipment maintenance, gathering and analyzing inventory data, management planning, map use, maple syrup production, sawmilling, timber harvesting and chainsaw use, wildlife management, and arboricultural techniques. Students will learn and practice the ecological principles that help them understand the methods and importance of being a good steward.

The goals of this program are: Foster an understanding of the complexity inherent in natural systems; appreciate the interrelatedness between and within the geological, hydrological, and biological components of local forest, aquatic, and agricultural ecosystems; build an awareness of the connection between good management practices and the resulting social, environmental, and economic benefits; introduce students to a variety of careers in natural resources; provide students with the vocabulary, conceptual understanding, technical knowledge, and physical skills necessary to pursue natural resource careers; engage students in hands-on project-based learning activities to develop safe and effective working practices; enhance students' transferable employment practices and values; engage students with their local community by providing opportunities for field trips and community service projects.

This program includes the following credential(s): National Safe Tractor & Machinery Operation Certification; Game of Logging Chainsaw Safety Training Levels 1, 2, 3, 4 Certification; ACT National Career Readiness Certificate.

Cost For High School Students $0

  • For Adults $2,702

  • Cost information is approximate, please visit the program's website for the most up to date information available.

Financial Assistance

  • CTE funding sources

    For high school students attending from within the district, there is no cost to this program. For students from outside of the district and adults who are not enrolled in high school, local scholarships and other funding sources may be available. Follow the link and contact the CTE center for more information.

    State or Local Grant
    Institutional Grant
    Private Grant

Related Industries

  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services
  • Educational services; state, local, and private