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Forestry Management Technology


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Forestry Management Technology

The Forestry Management Technology program at Haywood Community College will develop individuals’ passion for the outdoors by providing students with the competencies and technical skills necessary to sustainably manage natural resources. After earning a degree in Forestry Management Technology, students will be able to start a career in the conservation, use, and management of forested areas and the resources they support.


Highlights of the Program

  • Forest inventory skills
  • Tree identification
  • Timber harvesting
  • Forest ecology
  • Forest restoration
  • Forest fire fighting
  • Sales, purchasing, and operations
  • Administrative and communication skills
  • Numerous field trips and special events scheduled throughout the semester.


  • Associate in Applied Science: Forestry Management Technology

Potential Careers


  • Forestry technician
  • Procurement forester
  • Wildland firefighter
  • Prescribed burn crewmember
  • Soil conservation technician

Potential employers:
  • Private consulting firms
  • Forest products industry
  • State and federal agencies
  • Conservation organizations


  • $40,500 annual (median)  

Learning Forest

students gathering data in forest

From the generosity of numerous donors, Haywood Community College has learning forests that are designated for use by our students and instructors, providing the ultimate hands-on learning experience for our students. This opportunity offers real world experiences for them, affording them the opportunity to put their knowledge to work.

Outside the Classroom

lumberjack team competing in saw competition

The HCC Forestry Club & Lumberjack team encourages students to get involved outside the classroom to get to know their classmates, be involved in the community, and see what their future career path can bring to their everyday lives. The HCC Forestry Club conducts field trips, studies to support community efforts, and much more. Our Lumberjack team continues to showcase their skills at numerous lumberjack competitions in the region, winning many of the events they participate in.


Andrew Isenhower and George Hahn sitting on a bench on campus

HCC is Nationally recognized for our Natural Resources Program. With a variety of subjects, programs, and certifications available it’s nice to know a little more about this unique program. We sat down with two of our instructors to learn more!

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Class Schedules

HCC offers a variety of class times to fit your busy schedule. Different class options are available based on your graduation year. You can view available classes and then meet with your advisor to get registered.

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For more information contact:

Dylan McFalls
  • Dylan McFalls
  • Success Coach
John Sherman
  • John Sherman
  • Program Manager - Natural Resources

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