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Begin Date: Spring 2016
End Date: Spring 2017

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 ecosystem management, wildlife and fisheries science, recreation park and tourism management, bioremewable systems, environmental resource management, plant sciences, biology, and business management.

For the Associate in Science degree in Forest Technology, a minimum of 64 credits is required.

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

GENERAL EDUCATION: 21 credits
(15 of these 21 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in this bulletin.)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 58 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (49 credits)
ENGL 015 GWS(3), FORT 100(1), FORT 105(3)[1], FORT 150(3)[1] GEOG 160 GS(3), GEOG 161(1), MATH 021 GQ(3) (Sem: 1)
BIOL 127 GN(3), FORT 110(3)[1], 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)(Sem: 3)
CAS 100 GWS(3), FORT 240(3), FORT 250(3) (Sem: 4)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (9 credits)
Select 3 credits from MGMT 100W(3) or MGMT 301W(3) (Sem 3-4)

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

[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 2015

Blue Sheet Item #: 44-01-009

Review Date: 8/25/15

UCA Revision #1: 8/4/06

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