The Forest Technology program prepares students to produce, protect, and manage timber; maintain and operate related equipment; and select, grade, harvest, and market forest raw materials for converting into a variety of consumer goods.
Graduates who earn credentials in this program work in the outdoors conducting forest inventory, forest health surveys, timber sale administration, reforestation, wildlife surveys, map and compass navigation, and forest fire fighting.
Students must maintain a 2.0 grade point average and complete all required courses to graduate from this program. Completion time depends on course load, course withdrawals, and repeat courses. The program takes approximately four semesters to complete based on full-time status (15+ hours per semester).
The estimated program cost per semester (subject to change) is $1,880 (based on highest credential available).
Credentials and Exit Points
The credentials and exit points for Forest Technology are listed below. Students who pursue the highest credential for this program (Technical Diploma) have the opportunity to finish each semester with a competency certificate.
TCA – RESOURCE MANAGEMENT ASSISTANT
CTS – FOREST HARVESTING & PLANTING ASSISTANT
CTS – FOREST TECHNICIAN SITE ASSISTANT
TD – FOREST TECHNOLOGY
Technical Competency Area (TCA), Certificate of Technical Studies (CTS), Technical Diploma (TD)