Advanced Forest Concepts

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Advanced Forest Concepts
Short-term Certificate of Completion

Program Description:

The Forest Resources Technology-Advanced Forest Concepts, Certificate of Completion is designed to train individuals on the complexities of determining forest utilization, planning, and management. To earn this certificate, the student must complete 3 courses for a total of 12 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.

(12 Credits) (Three quarters to complete)
This certificate is designed to train individuals on the complexities of determining forest utilization, planning and management.

  • FOR 205 Silviculture and Harvesting Processes - 5
  • FOR 215 Forest Resource Capstone - 3
  • FOR 220C Resource Sampling - 4

Labor Market Information:
Regional Employment Projections from State of Oregon Employment 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.