2019-2020 College Catalog

Forest Technology


Students who complete the Forest Technology Career Pathway Certificate may to choose to enter the workforce, continue on to complete the AAS in Agriculture & Natural Resources or may decide to complete the AS in Forestry if they are interested in transferring to Oregon State University. Content includes forest management and related challenges/solutions, field techniques and management practices,  basic skills in forest surveying, geographic information systems, and tree identification.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate basic skills in forest surveying, recreation management, soil science, and geographic information systems.
  • Explain and discuss important current issues, and social and political components of forest management in the United States and other countries.
  • Identify important tree and shrub species in the Pacific Northwest.
  • Integrate technical field skills with analytical skills to identify important forest management challenges and identify potential solutions for these problems.