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Undergraduate Degree Programs

Forest Technology (FORT)

FORT 105 Forest Mensuration (3) Measurement of forests and forest products.

FORT 105 Forest Mensuration (3)

FORT 105 is a first-year, three-credit course required for the completion of the associate degree in Forest Technology. The course covers the techniques, procedures, and equipment used to measure tree and forest parameters, including various forest products. The course also covers statistical concepts and sampling and includes the use of current computer software. The course includes lectures, and students improve their skills in weekly field lab exercises.

The course objectives are for students to learn the principles and techniques used in forest mensuration, the use of tools and technology used in forest mensuration, the use of statistics as related to forest mensuration, to prepare and write comprehensive, professional reports, and to learn to work well as a member of a crew under field conditions by always performing accurate and safe work and by following directions and assignments of the instructor.

Course grades will be based on lecture exams, a cumulative final, quizzes, assignments, lab reports, and attendance and participation in class.


General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Summer 2013

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.