Forest Measurements

Forest Resources Technology
Forest Measurements
Short-term Certificate of Completion

Program Description:

The Forest Resources Technology-Forest Measurements, Certificate of Completion is designed to train individuals on basic measurements of trees and land and on land navigation using maps, compass, and GPS. To earn this certificate, the student must complete 4 courses for a total of 13 credits. The courses include required courses for the AAS degree in Forest Resource Technology. These certificates will acknowledge student completion in an area of expertise and may be utilized for job opportunities and/or career advancement.

FOREST MEASUREMENTS
(13 Credits) (Three quarters to complete)
This certificate is designed to train individuals on basic measurements of trees and land and on land navigation using maps, compass and GPS.

FOR 230A Map, Compass and GPS - 3
FOR 230B Forest Surveying - 3
FOR 220A Aerial Photo - 3
FOR 220B Resource Measurement - 4

Labor Market Information:

Regional Employment Projections from  OLMIS (Oregon Labor Market Information System) indicates a 2.5% increase for Forest and Conservation Technicians for Crook/Deschutes/Jefferson Counties from 2. The U.S. Department of Labor Statistics indicates a growth of 12% during 2006-2016.

The members of the Advisory Committee represented the Government: USDA Forest Service, Department of Interior BLM, and Oregon Department of Forestry; Academic: Oregon State University, Oregon State University Cascades, Oregon State University Extension; and the Private sector: Cascade Timberlands, Gilchrest Lumber, and Mason, Bruce, and Girard. The curriculum was developed to meet industry standards not only in the Central Oregon region but in the Northwest. Graduates are in demand locally as well as regionally.

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