Forest Protection

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Forest Protection
Short-term Certificate of Completion

Program Description:

The Forest Resources Technology-Forest Protection, Certificate ofCompletion is designed to train individuals on identification offorest disease and insects and the basic techniques used to protectforest from fire, disease, and insects. To earn this certificate,the student must complete 5 courses for a total of 15 credits. Thecourses include required courses for the AAS degree in ForestResource Technology. These certificates will acknowledge studentcompletion in an area of expertise and may be utilized for jobopportunities and/or career advancement.

(15 Credits) (Three quarters to complete)
This certificate is designed to train individuals on identificationof forest disease and insects and the basic techniques used toprotect forests from fire, disease and insects.

  • FOR 110 Wildland Fire Science I - 2
  • FOR 210 Wildland Fire Science II - 2
  • FOR 202 Forest Entomology/Pathology - 3
  • FOR 203 Applied Forest Ecology - 3
  • FOR 205 Silviculture and Harvesting Processes - 5

Labor Market Information:

Regional Employment Projections from State of Oregon Employment Market Information System indicates a2.5% increase for Forest and Conservation Technicians forCrook/Deschutes/Jefferson Counties from 2. The U.S. Departmentof Labor Statistics indicates a growth of 12% during2006-2016.

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