The Forest Resources Technology program prepares students for immediate employment in forestry related industries.

Student Success
Visit Student Success by Program Reports to view success rate information for the Forest Resources Technology program. Choose "Forest Resources Tech/Forestry" as the subject area.

Our students benefit from:

  • Actual field work with hands on instruction
  • Individual and personal instruction in small class groups
  • Knowledgeable and accessible instructors with real-life experience
  • Field trips, outdoor labs and outdoor classrooms
  • Practical skills and applications in a broad based forestry program
  • Computer fundamentals

Required courses include the following areas of study:

  • Forest Ecology
  • Dendrology
  • Forest Stand Dynamics
  • Survey of Northwest Wildlife
  • Soils and Watershed Processes
  • Resource Sampling
  • Forest Survey
  • Siviculture & Harvesting


Career pathways is a system developed to help guide students toward specific professional goals by providing a defined list of courses offering expert training. The various courses help lead students to completion certificates and/or degrees that identify the student as being qualified to work in a particular field. Click to view the COCC Forestry Career Pathways Roadmap.

Career pathways can be used by students recently graduated from high school OR by adults who have been out of school for quite some time. In either case, career pathway students need to have the desire to help themselves and the desire to explore the possibilities of a new profession.

Regional Employment Projections from the State of Oregon Employment Department indicates a 2.5% increase for Forest and Conservation Technicians for Crook/Deschutes/Jefferson Counties from 2. 

Forest Resources Technology
Pathways Roadmap
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For specific information regarding the Forestry Resources Technology program, please contact:

Rebecca Franklin (Program Director) at 541-330-4378 or  

Ron Boldenow at 541-383-7754 or

Bret Michalski at 541-383-7756 or

Michelle Ruebush (Administrative Assistant) at