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Forest Technology

Forest Technology is an intensive program of instruction and training to prepare individuals for service in different aspects of forest management operations. Major topics of the program include: the role of foresters in society; the identification and valuation of forest and ornamental woody species; the manipulation of forest stands to produce specific benefits; the impacts of fire, insects, and disease in forest stands; forest measurement and mapping methods; and timber harvesting and utilization systems.

Emphasis throughout the program is placed upon developing strong communication skills through written and oral assignments and upon developing a professional attitude of conduct.


Program Curriculum


First Semester
  • English Composition I ENG 1113
  • Applied Dendrology FOT 1714
  • Introduction to Forestry FOT 1813
  • Forest Surveying FOT 2124
  • Introduction to Microsoft Office BOT 1273
Total 17 Hours
Second Semester
  • Forest Measurements I FOT 1114
  • Silviculture I FOT 2614
  • Humanities/Fine Arts Elective (3)
  • Approved Natural Science w/Lab (4)
  • The Legal Environment of Business BAD 2413 OR Principles of Accounting I ACC 2213
Total 18 Hours
First Semester
  • Applications of GIS/GPS in Forestry FOT 2214
  • Timber Harvesting FOT 2424
  • English Composition II ENG 1123 OR Public Speaking I SPT/COM 1113 OR Social/Behavioral Science (3)
  • College Algebra MAT 1313 OR Natural Science w/Lab (4)
  • Social/Behavioral Science Elective (3)
Total 17 Hours
Second Semester
  • Work-Based Learning I WBL 1913
  • Applied Soil Conservation and Use AGT 1714
  • Special Problem in Forest Technology FOT 2914
  • Special Problem in Conservation Law FOT 2944
  • Smart Start Pathway SSP 1002
Total 17 Hours

An AAS Degree may be earned after successfully completing required career technical and academic coursework.

***MAT 1233 & a natural science with lab (7 hrs. total) OR BOT 1313 & a natural science with lab (7 hrs. total) may be substituted for College Algebra.

Enrollment in a minimum of 15 hours each semester is recommended for eligibility for state aid, institutional scholarships, and the tuition break.