Sound forestry practices are more important today than ever before. Responsible and sustainable management of renewable resources and the environment during a time of increasing demand for forestry goods and services represents a tremendous challenge to today’s foresters.
Issues in forest management, forest ecology, reforestation, and reclamation are central to Hocking’s Forest Management program.
As a forest technician, your responsibilities will include collection and interpretation of forest data, documentation of environmental conditions, prescribing and implementing forest management practices, checking contract compliance, and supervision of field crews.
The program combines a solid academic background with extensive field training. Classroom work is followed by field experience in the safe use of tools and equipment as well as conducting forest inventories, planting trees, wildland fire fighting, and trips to area forestry institutions and businesses.
The following outcomes are skills, behaviors, and attitudes cultivated in students seeking the Associate of Applied Science in Forest Management:
Total Credit Hours:
|Estimated Course Fees:
Class Hours: 26.5
Total Credit Hours:
Estimated Course Fees:
Class Hours: 26.5
|COURSE NO.||FIRST SEMESTER||Class Hours||Lab Hours||Credit Hours||Course Fee|
|FOR-1132||Forest Products Utilization||0.00||3.00||1.50||$100.00|
|EM-1108||Basic Life Support (CPR) / Basic First Aid||0.00||3.00||1.00||$200.00|
|THTC-1101||Introduction to Timber Harvest/Tree Care||1.00||6.00||3.00||$250.00|
|COURSE NO.||SECOND SEMESTER||Class Hours||Lab Hours||Credit Hours||Course Fee|
|FOR-1112||Forestland Navigation and Mapping||1.00||4.00||3.00||$100.00|
|FOR-2219||Reforestation & Pesticide Applications||1.00||3.00||2.50||$160.00|
|ENGL-1510||English Composition I||4.00||0.00||4.00||$50.00|
|COURSE NO.||SUMMER SEMESTER||Class Hours||Lab Hours||Credit Hours||Course Fee|
|NRM-2296||Natural Resources Practicum & Seminar||1.00||7.00||2.00||$100.00|
|COURSE NO.||THIRD SEMESTER||Class Hours||Lab Hours||Credit Hours||Course Fee|
|FOR-2221||Wildland and Prescribed Fire||1.00||4.00||3.00||$140.00|
|WLM-2215L||Wildlife Management Lab||0.00||3.00||1.50||$110.00|
|GEO-1104||Introduction to GPS and GIS||1.00||4.00||3.00||$300.00|
|COURSE NO.||FOURTH SEMESTER||Class Hours||Lab Hours||Credit Hours||Course Fee|
|FOR-2230||Forest Management (Capstone)||1.00||4.00||3.00||$150.00|
|BIOS-1132L||Field Biology Lab||0.00||3.00||1.50||$85.00|
|FOR-2205||Forest Issues and Policy||1.00||2.00||2.00||$90.00|
|FOR-1131||Forest Entomology and Pathology||0.50||3.00||2.00||$100.00|
|***||Social Science Elective||0.00||0.00||3.00|
|Course Hours: 8.00||Lab Hours: 20.00||Cost: $1,142.00|
|Course Hours: 7.50||Lab Hours: 14.00||Cost: $510.00|
|Course Hours: 1.00||Lab Hours: 7.00||Cost: $100.00|
|Course Hours: 7.00||Lab Hours: 18.00||Cost: $800.00|
|Course Hours: 4.00||Lab Hours: 16.00||Cost: $545.00|
Graduates of the Forest Management program are eligible for employment with public and private forestry organizations and operate forestry equipment ranging from a hand compass to the surveyor’s transit to chainsaws and bulldozers.
Hocking College makes sure that students are prepared for careers in applied forestry positions as nursery operators, timber cruisers, restoration and reforestation specialists, fire prevention and suppression workers, insect or disease control technicians, silviculture workers, and log scalers, and to provide sufficient background for growth and advancement in the forestry profession.
|Retention %||Base Count||Retention Count|
|Graduation %||Base Count||Graduation Count|
|First Term 2014AU||58%||24||14|
|First Term 2013AU||50%||22||11|
|First Term 2012AU||48%||52||25|