If you have a passion for the outdoors and enjoy working with people, consider a career in parks, tourism and recreation management.
Parks, Tourism & Recreation Management professionals develop and manage nature-based recreation experiences and park resources for public land management agencies, nonprofit organization and the nature-based tourism industry.
- Students who transfer and graduate from the University of Montana’s College of Forestry and Conservation are prepared for professional positions as forest and land managers with responsibilities ranging from the production of forest-based goods to recreation, timber, water, range, and wildlife issues.
- FVCC also offers a Geospatial Technology Certificate of Technical Studies (CTS) and a Natural Resource Conservation and Management Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree.
Attributes of Successful Parks, Tourism & Recreation Management Professionals
- Ability to think critically and solve problems
- Technologically savvy
- Mathematically adept
- Physically fit
- Enjoy working outside in all types of terrain and weather conditions
- Passion for the outdoors
- Strong communication skills
- Students preparing to transfer should work closely with an advisor to customize a course of study based on their transfer goals.
- Students should also become familiar with transfer school programs, as it is the student’s responsibility to check with each transfer school in order to determine specific prerequisite courses and equivalencies.