NWC to Offer Conservation Law Enforcement Program | Big Horn Basin Media

NWC to Offer Conservation Law Enforcement Program

Written by on April 18, 2019

A new conservation law enforcement program launching this fall at Northwest College will prepare students for careers as park rangers, field agents, game wardens and many other related law enforcement positions.

NWC is just the fifth college in the U.S., and the only institution in Wyoming, to offer this associate of arts degree program.

NWC Instructor of Criminal Justice Tony Enerva says the demand for both seasonal and full-time, well-trained employees in this field throughout the region is high.

Enerva points out that in the next five years, there will be more than 300 job openings in the state through Wyoming Highway Patrol, Forest Service, National Park Service, Wyoming Department of Corrections and Bureau of Land Management.

He says students who enroll in the program will gain a comprehensive background in criminal justice, environmental law, backcountry survival, navigation and natural resource protection – adding that by completing this two-year program, graduates will be prepared for employment at the federal, state and local levels in Wyoming and beyond.

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