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Conservation Law Enforcement Technology

Conservation Law Enforcement Technology is a two-year program of study that prepares the graduate for entry-level employment as a Conservation Law Enforcement Officer (game warden) in the state of Mississippi. The program blends technical courses in forestry and academic courses in criminal justice with other academic courses, including the core. The Associate of Applied Science degree is earned upon successful completion of the program.

Program Curriculum


First Semester
  • Applied Dendrology FOT 1714
  • Forest Surveying FOT 2124
  • English Composition I ENG 1113
  • Introduction to Criminal Justice CRJ 1313
  • Approved Natural Science w/Lab (4)
Total 18 Hours
Second Semester
  • Special Problem in Conservation Law FOT 2944
  • Silviculture I FOT 2614
  • Criminology CRJ 1383
  • **College Algebra MAT 1313
  • Social/Behavioral Science Elective (3)
Total 17 Hours
First Semester
  • Survey of Microcomputer Applications CPT 1323
  • Applications of GIS/GPS in Forestry FOT 2214
  • Public Speaking I SPT/COM 1113
  • Internship for Specialization FOT 2923 OR Work-Based Learning WBL 1913
Total 13 Hours
Second Semester
  • Applied Soil Conservation and Use AGT 1714
  • Juvenile Justice CRJ 2513
  • Criminal Investigation CRJ 2333
  • Humanities/Fine Arts Elective (3)
  • Timber Harvesting FOT 2424 OR Forest Measurements I FOT 1114
Total 17 Hours

*For those students wishing to continue to MSU, BIO 1134, BIO 1144, and BIO 2414 will be needed.

**MAT 1233 & a natural science with lab (7 hrs. total) OR BOT 1313 & a natural science with lab (7 hrs. total) may be substituted for College Algebra.
Enrollment in a minimum of 15 hours each semester is recommended for eligibility for state aid, institutional scholarships, and the tuition break.