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Wildlife Management (03.0601) Uvalde Campus


Purpose

The Wildlife Management Program will provide proven principles and skills, which will enable students to practice the science of wildlife management. The program will enable students to acquire the capability to become assistant Wildlife Biologists, Park Managers, Game Refuge Managers, Hunting Preserve Managers, Private Land (Ranch) Hunting Operators, Eco-Tourism Managers, and Wildlife Photographers. The Wildlife Management program offers a one-year Certificate and an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree.

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L Fernandez
Luis M. Fernandez
Division Chair
Email
(830) 591-7304

R Zaiglin
Robert Zaiglin
Instructor
Email
(830) 591-4160
D Tidwell
Daniel Tidwell
Instructor
Email
(830) 591-7327
D Wiemers
Dean Wiemers
Instructor
Email
(830) 591-7204

Mission Statement

The Wildlife Management program at SWTJC is the first and only two-year associate of applied science degree program in the state of Texas.

Our mission is to provide an intense, professional learning atmosphere, both in the classroom and in the field, in order to develop experienced wildlife technicians that will prosper and have an immediate positive impact in the professional arena.

In addition, we attempt to provide each student with the opportunity for employment during their education, as well as upon successful completion of the program.

 


Scholarships

The Locke & Zaiglin Wildlife Scholarship
Platinum Members - Knight Oil Tools

This scholarship was established in 2008 by Mr. John Locke, Rancho Arenosa Ranch owner, and Bob Zaiglin, Coordinator, Wildlife Management, Southwest Texas Junior College. The recipient of this $1,000 scholarship must be a student whose educational objective is to obtain an Associate of Applied Science degree in Wildlife Management at Southwest Texas Junior College and demonstrate high academic standards along with a strong work ethic. Recipients of this scholarship are selected by the Wildlife Management Department at SWTJC on an annual basis.

Additional Scholarship Opportunities:

Texas Chapter of the Wildlife Society Scholarship

Texas Wildlife Association - Texas Big Game Awards Scholarship

Dr. James Earl Kennamer Scholarship

Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Scholarship (Scroll down to the Wildlife Leadership Awards section)

Houston Safari Club Scholarship

Society for Range Management Scholarship


Admission Requirements

Students are admitted to the Wildlife Management program through regular college admission procedures (see Admission Regulations section). Students will receive a one-year Certificate and/or an A.A.S. degree upon satisfactory completion of the courses of study and upon making formal application for graduation (see Curricula section).

The Wildlife Management program carries two award options, a one-year Certificate and the two-year A.A.S. degree. The one-year Certificate is TSI exempt, however, those not meeting TSI requirements are encouraged to enroll in the appropriate developmental course(s).

Students who wish to pursue the two-year Certificate and/or the A.A.S. degree must meet all Texas Success Initiative (TSI) requirements.


Program of Study

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Program of Study

Fall Semester

Wildlife Management Certificate Program of Study Fall Semester
Course Number Title Credit
EDUC 1100π Learning Framework
or
COLS 0300 College Success Skills
WMGT 1305 Introduction to Wildlife Management 3
WMGT 1310 Wildlife Identification 3
AGRI 1309 Computers in Agriculture 3
Total 9

Spring Semester

Wildlife Management Certificate Program of Study Spring Semester
Course Number Title Credit
WMGT 12641 Practicum - Wildlife and Wildlands
Science and Management 2
WMGT 1315 Wildlife Outdoor Recreation & Management 3
GISC 1302 Understanding Geographic Information
Systems 3
AGRI 1370 Range and Wildlife Ecology 3
Total 11
Total Credit Hours for Certificate 20

Notes:

  1. Capstone course that consolidates the student's learning experiences.
π All students are required to take EDUC 1100 or COLS 0300; however, EDUC 1100/COLS 0300 do not count toward degree requirements.
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Wildlife Management Associate of Applied Science Degree
General Education Courses Credit
Social & Behavioral Sciences 3
Humanities & Fine Arts 3
Natural Science & Math 11
Other 6
Total General Education Courses 23
Technical Education Courses 37
Total Credit Hours for A.A.S. 60

 

Program of Study

First Year

Fall Semester

Wildlife Management Associate of Applied Science Degree Program of Study First Year Fall Semester
Course Number Title Credit
EDUC 1100π Learning Framework
or
COLS 0300 College Success Skills
WMGT 1305 Introduction to Wildlife Management 3
WMGT 1310 Wildlife Identification 3
AGRI 1309 Computers in Agriculture 3
BIOL 1411 General Botany 4
Total 13

Spring Semester

Wildlife Management Associate of Applied Science Degree Program of Study First Year Spring Semester
Course Number Title Credit
WMGT 1264 Practicum - Wildlife and Wildlands
Science and Management 2
WMGT 1315 Wildlife Outdoor Recreation & Management 3
GISC 1302 Understanding Geographic Information 
Systems 3
AGRI 1370 Range and Wildlife Ecology 3
BIOL 1413 General Zoology 4
Total 15

Summer Semester

Wildlife Management Associate of Applied Science Degree Program of Study Summer Semester
Course Number Title Credit
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
Elective Speech Communications 3
Total 6

Second Year

Fall Semester

Wildlife Management Associate of Applied Science Degree Program of Study Second Year Fall Semester
Course Number Title Credit
WMGT 1300 Wildlife Preserve Management 3
AGRI 2330 Wildlife Conservation and Management 3
GISC 1321 Introduction to Raster-Based Geographic
Information Systems 3
Elective Social and Behavioral Sciences 3
Total 12

Spring Semester

Wildlife Management Associate of Applied Science Degree Program of Study Second Year Spring Semester
Course Number Title Credit
WMGT 2359 Wildlife Propagation, Handling &
Management 3
WMGT 22641 Practicum - Wildlife and Wildlands
Science and Management 2
AGRI 2370 Wildlife Management Techniques 3
Elective College Level Mathematics 3
Elective Humanities and Fine Arts 3
Total 14
Total Credit Hours for A.A.S. 60

Notes:

  1. Capstone course that consolidates the student's learning experiences.
π All students are required to take EDUC 1100/COLS 0300; however, EDUC 1100/COLS 0300 do not count toward degree requirements.

 


Partners

Santa Rosa Ranch Project - The SWTJC Wildlife Management Department has been provided the unique opportunity to implement practical wildlife management techniques on a 525-acre portion of the Santa Rosa Ranch thanks to ranch owners Mr. Freddy Longoria and his wife Rosa. This opportunity is unique in that it represents a real-life classroom where students can obtain hands-on practical field experiences beneficial to their professional development. This is an ongoing project and represents the first wildlife cooperative between the Wildlife Management Department at SWTJC with a private landowner.

Partner Ranches
Ranch Ranch Ranch
Longneck Ranch San Carlos Ranch Broken Row Ranch
Dos Angeles Ranch Cain Ranch Rancho Arenosa
Las Vistas Ranch Blewitt Ranch X Bar H
Boyd Ranch Morgan Ranch Rio Pinto Ranch
Martin Ranch Double L Ranch Arenosa Ranch
Black Ranch McCall 501 Ranch Briscoe Tordillo Ranch
Santa Rosa Ranch Barker Ranch Everett Ranch
Cherry Springs Ranch Goofy Ranch Agape Ranch
Byler Ranch Cedar Hallow Chaparrosa Ranch
Chris Walker Ranch Clayton Ranch El Tesoro Ranch
Great Horizon Ranch La Paloma Morani
Shield Ranch Thompson Ranch Trinity Whitetails

Sul Ross State University (Borderlands Research Institute) - Wildlife Management Concentration Articulation Agreement 

Texas A&M University - Kingsville (Caesar Kleberg Institute)

Texas Tech University

Angelo State University

Texas A&M University - College Station

Tarleton State University 

2020 - 2021 Wildlife Management Program Board Members

Name Name Name
Alan Cain Ben Binnion Bill Kuvlesky, Ph.D.
Brian Dart Chris Huey David Rios
Freddy Longoria Henry Lutz J.R. Ramirez
Jimmy Hasslocher John Locke John McCall
Maureen Frank, Ph.D. Poncho Ortega, Ph.D. Randy Methvin
Rick Machen, Ph.D. Ryan Luna, Ph.D. Tammi Johnson, Ph.D.

Wildlife Management Resources

Occupations

Occupational Profiles

Gainful Employment Disclosure (Certificate)

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Crystal City, TX 78839
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Charles and Polly Chandler Student Services Building (Building C), Office 117
207 Wildcat Drive
Del Rio, TX 78840
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Eagle Pass, TX 78852
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Hondo, TX 78861
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Luis Ruiz
Rodolfo R. and Dolores Flores Student Services Building (Building A)
2401 Garner Field Road
Uvalde, TX 78801
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