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This program is for the 2011-2012 academic year and may not accurately reflect HCC's current offerings.
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The Forest Management Technology curriculum is designed to help students acquire technical knowledge, understanding, and abilities essential in developing, conserving, and utilizing forest resources.

Students develop knowledge and skills in the principles and practices of forest resource management. Students will spend much of their time in field training situations where emphasis is placed on the practical application of this knowledge and skill.

Graduates should be qualified for entry into positions as forest technicians with federal, state, and private forestry enterprises. Graduates will have competence in forest protection, forest management, and forest procurement and in performing various technical tasks related to forestry.

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Degrees

Suggested Schedule for 2011-2012 (Updated Aug 21, 2013)

Associate In Applied Science Degree (AAS) A15200

Fall Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
ACA-111 College Student Success 1 0 0 1
BIO-111 General Biology I 3 3 0 4
ENG-111 Expository Writing 3 0 0 3
FOR-121 Dendrology 2 6 0 4
FOR-171 Introduction to Forest Resources 3 0 0 3
MAT-140 Survey of Mathematics 3 0 0 3
Total: 18
Spring Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
BIO-120 Introductory Botany 3 3 0 4
ENG-113 Literature-Based Research 3 0 0 3
or ENG-114 Professional Research & Reporting 3 0 0 3
FOR-131 Forest Measurements 2 3 0 3
MAT-120 Geometry and Trigonometry 2 2 0 3
Humanities/Fine Arts 3 0 0 3
Total: 16
Summer Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
FOR-215 Introduction to GIS/GPS 1 4 0 3
or GIS-111 Introduction to GIS 2 2 0 3
FOR-232 Forest Mensuration 2 6 0 4
FOR-282 Forest Recreation 2 3 0 3
Total: 10
Fall Semester 2
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
FOR-173 Soils & Hydrology 2 3 0 3
FOR-175 Wildlife and Environmental Studies 2 3 0 3
or FWL-142 Wildlife Management 2 3 0 3
FOR-225 Silvics & Silviculture 3 3 0 4
FOR-240 Forest Protection 2 3 0 3
FOR-241 Forest Fire Management 2 3 0 3
Total: 16
Spring Semester 2
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
FOR-212 Forest Surveying & Aerial Interpretation 2 3 0 3
FOR-271 Forest Management 2 3 0 3
FOR-285 Logging & Marketing 2 3 0 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences 3 0 0 3
Total: 12

Total Credit Hours: 72

Certificate in Forest Management Technology C15200NR

The Natural Resources Specialist certificate will expose students to foundation courses in Forestry Management Technology, Fish & Wildlife Management Technology, and Geospatial Technology. Students will also be able to select from other courses in the department of Natural Resources Management. These courses will be offered in online and seated formats.

Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
FOR-171 Introduction to Forest Resources 3 0 0 3
FOR-121 Dendrology 2 6 0 4
FWL-142 Wildlife Management 2 3 0 3
GIS-111 Introduction to GIS 2 2 0 3
FOR-173 Soils & Hydrology 2 3 0 3
or FOR-282 Forest Recreation 2 3 0 3
Total: 16

Total Credit Hours: 16