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Undergraduate Degree Programs

Forest Technology (FORT)

FORT 175 Forest Products Industry Tour (1) Field tour of local and regional forest products industries.

FORT 175 Forest Products Industry Tour (1)

FORT 175 is a 1-credit, field-based course in the Forest Technology curriculum. The course is offered in the 4-week summer intersession following completion of the second semester. It provides students with the opportunity to visit and tour forest products industries. Tours of sawmills, pulp and paper facilities, plywood factories, and other manufacturing industries are incorporated into a 3-to 4-day field trip in the Mid-Atlantic region. This course provides a basic understanding of forest products industries for FORT 250 (Forest Management Practices).

The course objectives are for students to develop an understanding of general industrial and manufacturing sectors of forestry and to learn and apply basic concepts of business, economics, and management in relation to forest products.

Course grades will be determined by the level of participation at each forest products industry visited and by the quality of trip reports.


General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: FORT 110, FORT 160

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