Academic Programs Catalog

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Institute of Agricultural Technology

Forest Technology

The Forest Technology program prepares graduates for a wide range of employment and career choices. Each student receives personal, one-on-one help in selecting their program of study, including a workplace internship. Students will collect and manage forestry-related data, plan and perform forest management activities, prepare timber for harvest and administer timber sales. They also support fire management activities and coordinate forestry workforce.

Requirements for Forest Technology

Students must complete 63 credits from the following:

1. All of the following courses (33 courses):
AT 293 Professional Internship in Agricultural Technology 3
CSS 143 Introduction to Soil Science 2
ENT 110 Applied Entomology of Economic Plants 3
FOR 115 Field Exploration of Topics in Forest Technology 1
FOR 116 Career Development in Forestry Technology 1
FOR 117 Natural Resources Equipment and Worker Safety 1
FOR 130 Fundamentals of Forest Management Planning 1
FOR 135 Forest Issues and Policy 1
FOR 204 Forest Vegetation 3
FOR 222 Forestry Field Methods 2
FOR 250 Introduction to Forest Ecology and Silviculture 3
FOR 260 Applied Forest Management 3
FOR 265 Crew Leadership and Management of Forest Technology 2
FOR 270 Forest Business Operations 2
FOR 275 Timber Harvest Planning and Systems 3
PLP 105 Fundamentals of Applied Plant Pathology 2
2. Complete 30 credits of additional course work through Bay College. All course work must be approved by the program coordinator in the Institute of Agricultural Technology.