Natural Resources Technician

  • Natural Resources Technician

    The PWSC Natural Resources Technician program is a 12-week intensive experience that covers the knowledge and skills needed for an entry level position in a natural resources career.

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Students can complete this program in one semester 

Natural Resources Technician (NRT) Core Courses:

  • Biota of Alaska
  • Conservation of Natural Resources
  • Small Group Communication*
  • Earth Systems: Elements of Physical Geography*

*Fulfills a University of Alaska General Education Requirement

Industry recommended and elective courses, including:

  • First Aid/CPR
  • Workplace Safety
  • Wilderness First Aid
  • University Studies
  • Backpacking
  • Internship

Fall semester classes start August 29th, 2022 and will end November 18th, 2022. Spring semester classes will be announced at a later date.

In a typical week, students will start at 8 am and attend class until 3:30 pm (with a break for lunch), Monday through Friday. Students will live in PWSC's residential housing.

Tuition

Scholarships may be available for Alaska high school seniors

Questions?

For more information about this program you can contact:

Katie Bobowski
ksbobowski@alaska.edu
(907) 822-3673

Amanda Glazier
aeglazier@alaska.edu
(907) 834-1672

For information about registration please contact:

Cherise Beatus
cabeatus@alaska.edu
(907) 834-1645

  • Semester format
    Class Schedule        
    August 29-October 7  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
    9:30-11:30 Conservation of Natural Resources Conservation of Natural Resources Conservation of Natural Resources Conservation of Natural Resources
    11:45-12:30 University Studies   University Studies  
    1:45-3:20 Biota of Alaska Small Group Comm Biota of Alaska Small Group Comm
             
    October 10-November 18 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
    9:30-11:30 Earth Systems Earth Systems Earth Systems Earth Systems
    11:45-12:30 University Studies   University Studies  
    1:45-3:20 Biota of Alaska Small Group Comm Biota of Alaska Small Group Comm
  • Check out this informational presentation from our instructors!

Meet The Professor

Dr. Amanda Glazier

image of Dr. Amanda GlazierAmanda came to PWSC from Haverford College outside of Philadelphia. There she was a visiting assistant professor, teaching marine ecology, population genetics, advanced genetic analyses, and superlab. Prior to that she was a research assistant professor and postdoctoral Fellow at Temple University in Philadelphia. Her research has focused on population genetics, phylogenetics, and transcriptomics of deep-sea invertebrates, and she is broadly interested in using genetic tools to address evolutionary and ecological questions. Her research has spanned lab work, field work with five deep-sea research cruises, and bioinformatics and computational work. While all of these are important aspects of research and learning, in teaching, she deeply believes that experiential and field-based techniques are the best way for students to learn and develop a passion for environmental sciences and ecology. Her courses are developed as much in this context as possible, getting students outside and physically working with the topics instead of just sitting in a classroom. This may include part of the day in the field and part in the lab or working with an online database to experience different aspects of the subject. She is very excited to be in Alaska, developing courses in this context in such a unique, incredible environment.

 

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