Forest Science


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.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will be able to: 

  • Apply knowledge of mathematics, and natural and management sciences to challenges related to timber management and forest operations in an efficient, safe, and environmentally and socially acceptable manner.
  • Recognize environmental conditions, such as those involving soil, water, and aesthetics, that impact forest operations and to design procedures that minimize adverse environmental impacts.
  • Design and conduct timber management tasks including silvicultural prescriptions, harvest scheduling, and timber appraisal, procurement and marketing.
  • Communicate effectively in a professional setting and to function productively in multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how forest operations impact society in local, regional, and global contexts.
  • Apply business skills and modern forestry tools necessary for professional practice.

Program Requirements

An academic advisor will review your preparation in Mathematics and English with you. You’ll be guided to appropriate preliminary coursework to give you the greatest chance of success in this program. 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.

Employment Opportunities

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.


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