Okefenokee Technical College

Okefenokee Technical College 2013-2014 Catalog

Forest Technology FT13

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Forestry Technology

Associate of Applied Science

Program Description

The Forest Technology program is a sequence of courses that prepares students for employment in the field of forestry. The program provides learning opportunities which introduce, develop, and reinforce academic and technical knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The technical knowledge and skills in this program focus on forest biology, forest products, forest protection, forest management, forest measurements, and surveying and mapping. Additionally, the program provides opportunities to retrain or upgrade present knowledge and skills. Graduates of the program receive a Forest Technology Degree which qualifies them as forest technicians.

Admission Requirements

Minimum Required Age

16

High School Diploma or GED Required

Yes

Placement Scores for Regular Admission (COMPASS)

English

Reading

Math

Algebra

62

79

N/A

37

 

Program Courses

Credits

General Education Core (Required minimum: 15 Semester Credit Hours)

 

Area I - Language Arts/Communications (3 hrs)

 

ENGL 1101 - Composition and Rhetoric

3

Area II - Social/Behavioral Sciences (3 hrs)

 

Area III - Natural Sciences/Mathematics (3 hrs)

 

Area IV - Humanities and Fine Arts (3 hrs)

 

Specific General Education Core Elective (3 hrs)

 

Choose an additional course from Area I, II, III, or IV

3

For a complete listing of General Education courses and electives select the following link: General Education Courses.

Occupational Courses

 

COMP 1000 - Introduction to Computers

3

FORS 1010 - Introduction to Forestry and Natural Resources

3

FORS 1020 - Soils and Hydrology

3

FORS 1030 - Dendrology

3

FORS 1040 - Forest Protection

3

FORS 1160 - Forest Surveying and Mapping

4

FORS 1210 - GPS/GIS Aerial Photography

4

FORS 1260 - Forest Measurements

4

FORS 1310 - Silvics and Silviculture

4

FORS 1410 - Forest Mensuration

4

FORS 2460 - Forest Management

6

Guided Elective (3 hrs)

3

Forest Internship/Management Course (3 hrs) Choose one of the following:

 

FORS 1580 - Wildlife Management

3

FORS 1600 - Forest Technology Internship

3

Minimum credit hours for Graduation

62