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Natural Resource Technology

Natural Resource Technology

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LAB-BASED PROJECTS WITH RELATED INSTRUCTION may be applied in commercial, residential, governmental and recreational environments. Learn the basics of the diverse “green” industries before declaring an area of concentration picked from a variety of disciplines. Career pathways offered through Natural Resource Technology lead you to excellent opportunities in the local workforce or at area community colleges and career schools.

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What Am I Learning?

  • Environmental forestry management
  • Golf course & turf grass management
  • Landscape design & installation
  • Horticulture management
  • Water & soil conservation
  • Entomology and pest science
  • Wildlife management

Entry Level Career Opportunities

  • Turf maintenance technician 
  • Retail garden manager 
  • Landscaper
  • Property maintenance technician 
  • Parks and recreation laborer
  • Golf course maintenance laborer

Advanced Career Opportunities

  • Wildlife or natural resource officer
  • Entomologist technician
  • Landscape architect
  • Golf course superintendent
  • Parks & recreation manager

Industry Certifications & Credentials

  • American Junior Forestry Certification
  • Junior Wildlife Manager Certification
  • Natural Resource Environmentalist Certification
  • Ohio Nursery State Certification
  • Ohio Turf Grass Certification
  • Ohio Nursery & Landscape Association
  • OSHA 10 Safety

College Connections

  • Clark State Community College ($3000 Tech Prep Scholarship)
  • Sinclair Community College ($3000 Tech Prep Scholarship)
  • Hocking College
  • Ohio State University
  • Wilmington College
  • Kent State University
  • Columbus State College

Experiential & Work-based Learning

  • Work on special customer projects starting junior year including landscaping & maintaining the Career Center grounds
  • On the job placement opportunities during senior year
  • FFA CTSO Competitions

OhioMeansJobs Salary Projections (Ohio Average Yearly Pay)

  • Nursery worker: $27,230 - $37,070
  • Landscaping and groundskeeping worker: $28,840 - $37,610
  • Landscape architect: $30,250 - $62,130 
  • Fish and game warden: $61,600 - $78,330 
  • Forester: $62,100 - $78,980

Contact Teacher

Contact David Sproull at [email protected]
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