Forest Science

Program Description

Forest Science students will take course work from a wide array of natural resource offerings.  This will prepare the student to work in all phases of forest science from monitoring, managing, and protecting forest areas, harvesting timber, and producing primary and secondary wood products.

Opportunities for Employment

The Associate of Applied Science degree program in Forest Science is designed to prepare students for employment as a forestry technician, lumber grader and other technical/supervisory positions within the forestry and timber industries.

Program Requirements

Students are required to take English and mathematics placement tests. It may be required for you to correct any deficiencies in the developmental studies program. You may not take a course out of normal program sequence without the approval of your advisor.  Approval will be based on practical experience and courses previously completed. You may receive regular college course credit for on-the-job experience or vocational school training if it is validated and approved by the College.

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Forest Science (839)

PROGRAM OF STUDY
FIRST YEAR FALL

Course # Course Title Credit
ENG 111 College Composition 3
FOR 100 Introduction to Forestry 3
FOR 115 Dendrology 4
IND 137 Team Concepts and Problem Solving 3
SDV 100 College Success  Skills 1
FIRST YEAR SPRING
GIS 200 Geographical Info Systems 4
    Humanities Elective 3
MTH 103 Applied Technical Mathematics I 3
NAS 106 Conservation of Natural Resources 3
    Technical Elective1 3
SECOND YEAR SUMMER
FOR 215 Applied Silviculture 4
FOR 237 Wildlife Ecology 3
FIRST YEAR FALL
AGR 205 Soil Fertility & Management 3

ENV or BUS

227 or 241

Environmental Law or Business Law I

3
CIV 171 Surveying I 3

GIS or ENV

230 or 230

Apps in Environmental Science or GIS: Apps in Environmental Science

3
SECOND YEAR SPRING
AGR 208 Insect Control 3
CIV 172 Surveying II2 3
FOR 245 Forest Products I 2
FOR 290 Coordinated Internship in Forestry 4
    HLT or PED 1
    Social Science Elective 3
Total Minimum Credits for Degree 65

1Students may select two of the following classes as electives: ENV 235 Soil Conservation and Spoil Management, HRT 137 Environmental Factors in Plant Growth or ENV 298 Seminars and Projects in Environmental Science.

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