Northern Wyoming Community College District (NWCCD) is a multi-campus community college serving Sheridan, Campbell, and Johnson Counties. Committed to creating student success and making a difference in the communities it serves, NWCCD serves over 8,000 credit and non-credit students per year.
This course integrates classroom and on-site field instruction to introduce and orient students to the Biology program. Students are introduced to the natural history of the Bighorn mountains, collecting data to address environmental and ecological issues of interest to land managers. Students also explore various topics in biology while reading and discussing literature from a wide breadth of resources. Additionally, students meet program faculty, learn about their research interests, and gain skills in developing and managing their own educational plans.
Minimum Student Competencies Upon completion of BIOL 1001 Biology Orientation, the student will:
Describe basic plant and animal diversity in lodgepole pine forests.
Discuss fundamental concepts and core areas of study in biology.
Demonstrate knowledge of the biology program and faculty.
Create a two-year education plan based on student’s educational goals.