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Begin Date: Fall 2009
End Date: Fall 2015

Forest Technology

University College: Penn State Mont Alto
University Park, College of Agricultural Sciences
(2 FORT)

PROFESSOR CRAIG T. HOUGHTON, in charge

The objectives of the major are to train forestry field personnel in the technical aspects of evaluating, managing, and protecting forest resources. Laboratories held in the Michaux State Forest, adjacent to Penn State Mont Alto, stress field applications of classroom theory. Written and oral communication skills are stressed in all courses. Graduates of the program are employed by private businesses including forestry consulting firms, sawmills, and other wood products manufacturers; public agencies including federal, state, and municipal forest resource management and recreation programs; urban tree service companies, pulp and paper manufacturers, surveying firms and landscaping firms, utility companies, and other businesses requiring personnel skilled in field inventory procedures, analysis, and presentation.

Some graduates transfer their credits to bachelor's degree programs such as forest science, wildlife and fisheries science, recreation and parks management, wood products, environmental resource management, soil science, biology, and business management.

For the Associate in Science degree in Forest Technology, a minimum of 67 credits is required.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)

GENERAL EDUCATION: 21 credits
(See description of General Education in this bulletin.)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 46 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (40 credits)
FORT 100S(1), FORT 105(3)[1], FORT 120(2), FORT 150(3)[1] (Sem: 1)
FORT 110(3)[1], FORT 130(2), FORT 140(3), FORT 160(3)[1] (Sem: 2)
FORT 170(3), FORT 175(1) (Sem: Summer)
FORT 200(1), FORT 220(4), FORT 230(2), MGMT 100W(3) (Sem: 3)
FORT 240(3), FORT 250(3) (Sem: 4)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (6 credits)
Select 6 credits from FORT 210(3), FORT 260(3), WILDL 101(3), or WILDL 207(3) (Sem: 3-4)

NOTE: BIOL 110(4), CHEM 110(3), and MATH 110(4) are recommended for students planning to continue in the Forest Science baccalaureate program.

[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.

Last Revised by the Department: Fall Semester 2009

Blue Sheet Item #: 38-02-001

Review Date: 10/06/109

UCA Revision #1: 8/4/06

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