Outfitter Wildlife Management

Outfitter Wildlife Management
Student Kegan Burt learns how to properly set up a trail cam during class from instructor Jordan Hammersley.


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If you’re hunting for a career in the outdoors, SIC can help! SIC’s Outfitter Wildlife Management program will prepare you for jobs in the rapidly growing commercial hunting, fishing and outdoor recreation industry. An advisory council of outdoor professionals guides the curriculum, and students can choose to take an externship course with potential industry employers after completion of the certificate. 

Finish the certificate in just one year!

This is a very hands-on program where students get to spend time monitoring wildlife populations, learning how to identify species and learning about game at the college level. Students will enjoy learning how to clean fish and deer, build stands and hone their hunting skills.

Featured SubjectsGuiding in the Outdoors

  • Wildlife Business Basics
  • Hunting Education
  • Guiding in the Outdoors
  • Habitat and Food Plot Installation
  • Big Game Management
  • Freshwater Fishing

Career Opportunities

  • Fish and Game Warden
  • Hunting or Fishing/ Outfitting Guide
  • Outdoor Recreation Manager
  • Range Manager
  • Travel Guide

    Check out our #CTExplore Video to see Instructor Jordan Hammersley tell you more about the Outfitter Wildlife Management program!

Program Learning Outcomes

Goal 1: Discuss and demonstrate safe hunting and fishing practices.
Goal 2: Identify basic concepts needed to be an outdoor guide or outfitter, including areas of big and small game management, waterfowl management, and upland bird management.
Goal 3: Describe principles of wildlife and natural resource enterprise management.
Goal 4: Discuss management of fisheries, and the environmental factors that affect fish, their habitat, and the sport of freshwater fishing.
Goal 5: Discuss the factors affecting the need to locate sustainable practices for production of food, feed, and fiber crops and how to implement them.
Goal 6: Describe how the environment influences plant growth and crop yields, and ways to modify the environment to improve plant growth and yields.
Goal 7: Identify species, characteristics, habitat requirements and life cycles of birds, fish and/or mammalian wildlife species.
Goal 8: Critically evaluate current events and public information related to wildlife management as being scientifically based or opinion-based and contribute to the knowledge base of information.
Goal 9: Work and communicate with others to coordinate activities that achieve group/team objectives.
Goal 10: Write in a style appropriate for technical or informative publications for various audiences related to Outfitter Wildlife Management.
Goal 11: Demonstrate an understanding of the general principles of ecology as how they relate to terrestrial and/or aquatic plant and animal conservation and management.

Curriculum Guide

Outfitter Wildlife Management-Certificate
Outfitter Wildlife Management-AAS Degree

For more information, contact Jordan Hammersley at (618) 252-5400, ext. 2328 or

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