Mapping Cartography

Forestry Field NotesForest Resources Technology
Short-term Certificate of Completion

Program Description:

The Forest Resources Technology-Mapping/Cartography, Certificate of Completion is designed to train individuals on basic use and production of maps focusing on field techniques and use of basic Geographic Information Systems. To earn this certificate, the student must complete 4 courses for a total of 14 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.

(14 Credits) (Two quarters to complete)
This certificate is designed to train individuals on the basic use and production of maps focusing on field techniques and use of basic geographic information systems.

  • FOR 230A Map, Compass and GPS - 3
  • FOR 230B Forest Surveying - 3
  • GEOG 211 Computer Cartography - 4
  • GEOG 265 Geographic Information Systems - 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.