The ProRanger Program at Texas A&M and Prairie View A&M University
We are in the process of moving the ProRanger Program from San Antonio College to Texas A&M University in College Station, TX and Prairie View A&M University in Prairie View, TX. Our application for the 2016-2017 class is available. Send an email to Dr. Lavell Merritt the ProRanger Program Manager and request a ProRanger 2016-2017 Application.
What is the ProRanger Program Now
The ProRanger Program is a 2 year training program. We are recruiting highly motivated, focused, and adventurous students to apply to this program.
In order to be eligible you must be:
- 1st semester junior when applying to the fall application.
- You must have at least a 2.5 gpa.
- You must be a US citizen.
- You must be able to attend a ProRanger class at Texas A&M University or Prairie View A&M University during the spring 2016 semester, fall 2016 semester, and fall of 2017 semester.
Law Enforcement Training Program
There are two 12 week summer internships during the months of May - August. During the first internship you are working in a National Park, learning all about the NPS and gaining hands on experience in an NPS visitor center, giving public tours, working on trails, gaining useful skills in protecting our public lands. The second summer internship the ProRanger Cadet is a commissioned law enforcement park ranger. The ProRanger Cadet LE carry's out all of duties of a federal law enforcement officer. After the second summer internship the final ProRanger class focuses on wildland fire fighting, structural fire fighting and incident command systems. The graduate of the program will be certified in law enforcement, wildland fire fighting, structural fire fighting and incident command systems. Upon completion of the ProRanger Program and the student earning their academic degree they are eligible for non competitive hire as a permanent career US Park Ranger.
Please contact Dr. Lavell Merritt if you are interested in the Intermountain Region ProRanger Program.