NCTC Training Pathways

These pathways suggest a progression of courses to help you gain proficiency in a subject area.  Clicking on the individual link will take you to page in the NCTC Course Guide.

Decision Analysis Pathways

  Level 1 Level 2 Level 3

Quantitative Decision Analysis

Builds basic skills in decision theory and the use of analytical tools to support the decision analysis process

 

■ Introduction to Structured Decision Making, ALC3171

 

■ Adaptive Management: Structured Decision Making for Recurrent Decisions, ALC3176

■ Decision Analysis: Tools, ALC3191

 

Choose from a series of electives

Facilitative Decision Analysis

Builds basic skills in decision theory with a focus on facilitating decision analysis

 

■ Introduction to Structured Decision Making, ALC3171

■ (Decision Analysis for Climate Change, ALC3196 may be substituted as an online option)

 

■ Decision Analysis:  Expert Elicitation and Facilitation, ALC3190

■ Collaboration and Conflict Transformation in Multiparty Process, ALC3199

 

Choose from a series of electives

 

Fisheries Pathways

  Level 1 Level 2 Level 3

Quantitative Fisheries

Gain tools in analysis of fish and fisheries data for population assessment and evaluation of alternate management strategies.

 

Introduction to R, CSP4201

 

■ Introduction to Population Modeling, CSP3156b

 

■ Fish Population Dynamics and Assessment, CSP2300

Fish Sampling

Gain practical knowledge and skills in deploying gear for improved sampling data.

 

Principles and Techniques of Electrofishing (in-person or online), CSP2201 or CSP2c01

 

■ Fish Sampling Techniques, (Online, Field, Lab, and Classroom), CSP2204

 

■ Electrofishing Sampling Advanced Practicum, CSP2203

Statistics and Modeling Pathways

  Level 1 Level 2 Level 3

Status and Trend Assessment Pathway

Builds abilities to develop efficient sampling designs and perform analyses to estimate population attributes (e.g., abundance) at a location and over time.

 

■ Making Sense of Biological Data with R, CSP4200

■ Data Wrangling, CSP1400

■ or Introduction to R, CSP4201

 

 

■ Statistical Modeling for Conservation, CSP4210

 

 

■ Design and Analysis of Biological Monitoring, CSP4230

Species Distribution Modeling and Conservation Design Pathway

Builds skills to develop and/or implement models identifying species-habitat relationships and important conservation areas.

 

■ Data Wrangling, CSP1400

■ Making Sense of Biological Data with R, CSP4200

■ or Introduction to R, CSP420

 

■ Statistical Modeling for Conservation, CSP4210

 

■ Species Distribution Modeling, CSP4220

■ Occupancy Modeling, CSP4141

Data Manipulation Analysis

Become proficient in data handling and an array of common approaches to analyzing biological data. Foundation for monitoring and distribution modeling

 

■ Introduction to R, CSP4201

■ or Data Wrangling, CSP1400

 

■ Making Sense of Biological Data with R, CSP4200

 

■ Statistical Modeling for Conservation, CSP4210