• Natural Resources Technology (NRT) - How to Get Started

  • Natural Resources Technology is now open entry! 

    The Natural Resources Technology is open entry and begins in the fall term only. There is no application process to register for program classes. Prospective students register on a space available basis after reading, writing, and math placement requirements have been met. Registration for fall term opens in May, visit the registration calendar to see specific dates.

    Follow this simple 3-step process to register

    1. Submit an MHCC General Admission Application if you are new or returning after four terms or more.  Select Natural Resources Technology: Forest Resources or Natural Resources Technology: Wildlife Resources as your major. Current students: Email ar@mhcc.edu to request your major be updated to Natural Resources Technology: Forest or Wildlife option.
    2. Meet the class registration requirements in reading, writing and mathematics by placement into RD115, WR115 and MTH060 or by completing RD090, WR090 and MTH020 with a C grade or higher. (Non-MHCC students need to submit official transcript(s) and request a transcript evaluation. Evaluations can take up to four weeks, please plan ahead). For information about determining course placement, visit Testing Services or call 503-491-7591.

    3. Register for your fall term classes. All first term Natural Resources Technology students should register for these classes:
    • F111 Introduction to Natural Resources (3cr)
    • F141 Tree and Shrub Identification (3cr)
    • NR160 Wildland Fire (3cr)
    • NR180 Career Development in Natural Resources (1cr)

    In addition to the core courses above, these general education requirements are recommended for the fall term. See program curriculum (Forest Resources or Wildlife Resources) for general education class selections if you have already completed the requirement below. 

    • HPE285OL Wilderness Survival or HPE295 Health and Fitness for Life (3cr)

    Still have questions about the Natural Resources Technology program?

    Read through the Frequently Asked Questions or contact any Natural Resources Technology faculty adviser via email. Faculty are happy to meet with prospective students throughout the Fall, Winter and Spring terms during our weekly office hours. Please note: Natural Resources Technology faculty advisers are not on campus during the summer months. Please contact the Academic Advising and Transfer Center for assistance.

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