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Timber Harvesting and Tree Care Certificate

Timber Harvesting & Tree Care Certificate

Timber Harvesting & Tree Care CertificateKey Program Features: Real-world experience, small class sizes, hands-on learning, professional opportunities, and an engaging faculty.

The Timber Harvesting/Tree Care Certificate provides experience in basic climbing equipment and its proper use in tree forestry. General and site-specific forest management planning, silviculture, soils, indicator plant identification, production and cost analysis, physical training, tree felling, climbing and bucking are included.

Climbing skills with emphasis on the efficient movement in trees, rigging and lowering techniques for pruning and tree removal with the use of chainsaws. Bulldozers, skidders, and knuckleboom loaders and log trucks are also introduced.


Students completing this certificate can work in a variety of fields, including:  forest or timber industry, land management, landscape management, forest management, urban tree management, park systems, government agencies, tree care companies, harvest operations, and timber assessment.

 

Additional Outcomes

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Hocking College

2018 - 2019 Occupational Certificate in Timber Harvesting and Tree Care

Total Credit Hours:
24.50

Estimated Course Fees:
$1,070.00

Class Hours: 6.0
Lab Hours: 21.0

Total Credit Hours:
24.5

Estimated Course Fees:
$1,030.00

Class Hours: 6.0
Lab Hours: 21.0

 

Hocking College Reserves the right to modify curricular requirements, to change course content, and change course fees at any time.
  COURSE NO. FIRST SEMESTER Class Hours Lab Hours Credit Hours Course Fee
  THTC-1101 Introduction to Timber Harvest/Tree Care 1.00 6.00 3.00 $250.00
  FOR-1109 Dendrology 1.00 0.00 1.00 $40.00
  FOR-1109L Dendrology Lab 0.00 4.00 2.00 $140.00
  FOR-1125 Forest Soils 1.00 2.00 2.00 $100.00
  GS-1000 HC Cornerstone 1.00 0.00 1.00 $80.00
  *** THTC Elective 1 0.00 0.00 3.00
    Totals 4.00 12.00 12.00 $610.00

  COURSE NO. SECOND SEMESTER Class Hours Lab Hours Credit Hours Course Fee
  THTC-1102 Timber Harvesting and Tree Care II 1.00 6.00 3.00 $300.00
  FOR-2219 Reforestation & Pesticide Applications 1.00 3.00 2.50 $160.00
  *** THTC Elective 2 0.00 0.00 7.00  -
    Totals 2.00 9.00 12.50 $460.00
FIRST SEMESTER
Course Hours: 4.00 Lab Hours: 12.00 Cost: $610.00

SECOND SEMESTER
Course Hours: 2.00 Lab Hours: 9.00 Cost: $460.00

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Timber Harvesting and Tree Care CertificateStudents Who Complete the Timber
Harvesting and Tree Care Certificate
Will Harvest Many Opportunities

Students completing this certificate can work in a variety of fields, including:  forest or timber industry, land management, landscape management, forest management, urban tree management, park systems, government agencies, tree care companies, harvest operations, and timber assessment.


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Student Learning Outcomes 

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) are statements of what a student will be able to do when they have completed a program. They represent the knowledge and skills a program has determined are most important for students to gain from that program and include both the Success Skills (institutional outcomes) and Program Outcomes. SLOs are specific and measurable so the program can accurately assess the degree to which students have achieved each outcome, and they align with college and institution mission and values. Data on the achievement of SLOs is used to make improvements in the program and increase student success. 

Success Skills

  • CE - Communicates Effectively
  • PA - Maintains Professional Skills and Attitudes
  • CT - Demonstrates Learning Critical Thinking, and Problem Solving Skills
  • ET - Maintains a Code of Ethics
  • HR - Practices Human Relations Skills
  • MS - Demonstrates Math Skills
  • GA - Demonstrates Community, Cultural and Global Awareness
  • IT - Implements Career-Appropriate Technology

To learn more about each of these, click here.

Program Outcomes

The following outcomes are skills, behaviors, and attitudes cultivated in students seeking the Timber Harvesting & Tree Care Certificate:

  • Experience in basic climbing equipment and its proper use in tree forestry.
  • General and site-specific forest management planning, silviculture, soils, indicator plant identification, production and cost analysis.
  • Physical training, tree felling, climbing and bucking are also included.

Retention Rates

Retention rates are determined by the office of Institutional Research utilizing the following criteria:
  • All registered fall/autumn students with registration status for the following fall/autumn.
  • Excludes special populations - College Credit Plus, Non Degree, Online Military and University Center.
  • Potential for upcoming fall/autumn excludes graduates from that fall/autumn, spring and summer terms.
Academic Year Retention Rate
2016 - 2017 0%
2015 - 2016 100%
2014 - 2015 0%

2017 - 2018 Retention Rate: N/A

2016 - 2017 Retention Rate: N/A

2015 - 2016 Retention Rate: N/A

2014 - 2015 Retention Rate: N/A

2013 - 2014 Retention Rate: N/A

 

Graduation Rates 

Graduation rates are determined by the office of Institutional Research. To ensure appropriate time for data collection, this report will be run and posted annually in the last week of September for the previous academic year. It should be noted that annual graduation rates may change as students continue to graduate. The following criteria will be utilized for the calculation of graduation rates:

  • Overall Program Completion Rate is defined as a percentage of the ratio: 

    All graduates of the program
    _________________________________________________________________
    All students with the program in their history of programs of study

  • For the purposes of reporting, the program completion rates are aggregated by academic year of entry.
  • A student is considered to have completed or graduated from a program or certificate by virtue of having been awarded the degree or certificate.
  • A student is considered to be undertaking activity in a program of study for the duration of time that they are in an active status in a program or certificate. This is defined by having a Program of Study with a status of ‘A’ during the duration of time they are taking coursework.  Should a student move in and out of active status in a program of study while continuing to take coursework, we only take into account the student’s activity while the program has an active status for that particular program of study.
Academic Year Graduation Rate
2016 - 2017 0%
2015 - 2016 0%
2014 - 2015 33.33%

2017 - 2018 Graduation Rate: N/A

2016 - 2017 Graduation Rate: N/A

2015 - 2016 Graduation Rate: N/A

 

2017 - 2018 Employment Rate: N/A

2016 - 2017 Employment Rate: N/A

2015 - 2016 Employment Rate: N/A

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