Exciting opportunities exist pursuing a career as Conservation Officer. Attending the Conservation Law Enforcement program at WMCC, you’ll gain a comprehensive background in criminal justice, environmental issues, and conservation biology.  As part of the capstone project of the program, students will complete the NH Fish and Game Hunter and Trapper education courses, and the NH Department of Safety Boater Education course.

The Conservation Law Enforcement degree program allows students to pursue a diverse course of study by taking general courses in science and math, combined with specific courses in environmental resources and criminal justice. Students will learn about the criminal justice system in the U.S., including arrest, trial, incarceration and rehabilitation/release. They will gain knowledge about the duties and functions around various law enforcement agencies.
In addition, students will understand the importance of natural resource management, and apply field-based knowledge and skills to work in a natural environment, including identifying plant, fish, mammal and bird species, and identifying and operating equipment commonly used in natural resource fields.  In addition to course and field work, students will also gain practical, hands-on experience with natural resource and criminal justice professionals, through internships and projects.
Program available in Berlin.

First Year

Fall SemesterLecLabCr
CRMJ101WIntroduction to Criminal Justice303
ENGL120WCollege Composition404
HUMA120WEnvironmental Issues303
Semester Total13214
Spring SemesterLecLabCr
ENGL211WProfessional Writing303
ENVS110WIntroduction to Environmental Science324
FRST205WForestry Resources324
PHYS122WForensic Science324
 Semester Total16619
 Total Credits for Year  33

Second Year

Fall SemesterLecLabCr
CHEM113WEnvironmental Sampling and Analysis324
ENVS205WConservation Biology324
HUMA212WLegal and Ethical Issues303
 Liberal Arts*303
 Semester Total15417
Spring SemesterLecLabCr
CRMJ270WCriminal Justice Internship093
ENVS208WConservation Law Project143
GEOL112WGeology and Soils324
 Social Science303
 Semester Total71513
 Total Credits for Year  30
 Total for A.S. Degree  63

*Fine Arts Elective is recommended for transferability.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be prepared for employment as conservation officers, game wardens, forest rangers or park rangers.

  • Rachel Dandeneau

    Rachel Dandeneau

    STEM & Advanced Manufacturing
    Associate Professor of Environmental Science / Department Chair, STEM / Program Coordinator, Environmental Science