FORESTRY RESOURCES TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM OVERVIEW
COCC's forest resources technology/forestry discipline offers courses and programs to prepare students for either immediate employment into forestry related industries (associate of applied science), transfer to bachelor’s degree program in forestry or natural resources (associate of science), or for advancement in current forestry or natural resource careers (career pathways certificates of completion). Students benefit from field-based work with hands-on learning (including outdoor labs and field trips), small classes, and knowledgeable and accessible instructors with research, agency, and industry experience.
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. Forestry related jobs may include: Foresters, Forest and Conservation Technicians, and Forest and Conservation Workers.