Forest Technology, Certificate of Completion
The Certificate of Completion Forest Technology can be completed within one year and is designed to prepare students for entry-level employment in the forestry field in supervised positions such as forester aides, surveyor assistant, measurement technician, and field mapping aide.
The forestry field is projected to have many career opportunities coming up in the next decade as many forestry and natural resources professionals retire in the next few years. Students who enjoy working outdoors and want to have a career that focuses on managing our valuable forest lands to conserve and protect resources as well as produce valuable products for society should consider this degree.
Students must complete a minimum of 46 credit hours with a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 or better. All courses must be completed with a grade of 'C' or better. One course must be completed at Southwestern before the Certificate of Completion is awarded.
Complete the graduation application process one term prior to the term of completion (e.g., spring term graduates must apply during winter term).
Program Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:
- Discuss important forest management challenges and potential solutions.
- Discuss characteristics of regional forests, field techniques, and management practices.
- Demonstrate basic skills in forest surveying, remote sensing, geographic information systems, and spreadsheet applications.
Students who are receiving Financial Aid Funds and wishing to receive the Forest Technology Certificate, in addition to the AS Forestry Emphasis, will need to petition for a dual major.
Students are required to take the following courses prior to the program courses, depending on students' college placement information. See advisor for details:
|WR90R||Academic Literacy (or placement in higher writing course)||4|
|MTH20||Basic Mathematics (or higher)||4|
|CIS90||Computer Basics (or higher)||2|
|ENV235||Introduction to Soil Science||4|
|F111||Introduction to Forestry||3|
|GEOG265||Intro to Geographical Info Systems||4|
|WR115||Fundamentals of Report Writing||4|
|F222A||Elementary Forest Surveying||4|
|MTH80||Technical Mathematics I 2||4|
|F250||Forest Biology 5||4|
|F251||Recreation Resource Management||4|
|BA285||Human Relations in Organizations 3||3|
Call 541-888-7405 to schedule with Internship Coordinator one month prior to term. FE209 may be substituted.
All Honors courses may substitute for their equivalent requirements.