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Forestry AAS Degree

 

Program Description: The Forest Technology Program leading to the Associate in Applied Science degree trains students for the position of forest technicians. The technician is an employee who works under the direction of a professional (BS degree) forester. The technician will undertake the field work that is necessary to manage the forest. A career as a forest technician involves a variety of challenging jobs including timber inventory, procurement, maintenance of forest roads, forest management, forest stand improvement, fire and pest control, soil and water conservation, wildlife management, harvest planning, logging, cartography, and surveying.

 

The forest technology student will receive a practical education consisting of both classroom and field experiences. Students will spend much of their time in field training situations where emphasis is placed on outdoor learning and practical hands-on-experience. Students often have the opportunity to participate in forestry field operations such as control burning, stand description, running land lines, and development of forest management plans. This curriculum emphasizes forestry practices which are common and accepted in the Southeast.

 

Job Opportunities: Employment opportunities are available throughout the United States. This degree qualifies students for a wide-range of jobs in the out-of-doors, principally at the middle-management level.

 

Admission Requirements: High School diploma or GED; current American Red Cross first aid training and CPR certification. If not certified, course will be available.

 

Typical Student Load and Courses by Semester

 

Note: This is a sample course sequence. Courses scheduled each semester may vary according to student progress and the need for developmental classes.

 

Course Number

First Semester

Course Name

Theory Hrs.

Lab Hrs.

Credit Hrs.

ENG

101

English Composition I

3

0

3

FOR

100

Introduction to Forestry

3

3

4

FOR

210

Dendrology

3

3

4

 

 

Social Science Elective

3

__

0

3

 

 

Total

12

6

14

Second Semester

 

 

 

FOR

101

Cartography

1

4

3

FOR

120

Timber Harvesting

2

3

3

FOR

130

Forestry Mathematics

3

0

3

SPH

106

Fundamentals of Oral Communication

3

__

0

 3

 

 

Total

9

7

12

 

Third Semester

 

 

 

 

CIS

146

Microcomputer Applications

3

0

3

FOR

240

Silviculture

3

3

4

FOR

285

Forest Entomology/Pathology

3

3

4

 

 

Natural Science Elective

3

__

 1

4

 

 

Total

12

7

15

Fourth Semester

 

 

 

FOR     270

Forest Fire Control/Use

3

3

4

FOR     281

Forest Mensuration

3

3

4

MTH   100

Intermediate Algebra

3

0

3

 

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective

3

__

0

 3

 

Total

12

6

14

 

 

 

Fifth Semester

FOR

256

Forestry Research/Management

3

3

4

FOR

266

Forest Management Practices

3

3

4

FOR

282

Advanced Forest Mensuration

3

__

3

__

4

__

 

 

Total

9

9

12

 

 

 

 

 

Total Credit Hours 67

Total Contact Hours 1335

 

Helpful High School Courses:

     Mathematics,  Science

 

Lurleen B. Wallace Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges or SACSCOC to award the Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, Associate in Applied Science degrees and certificates. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Lurleen B. Wallace Community College.