Forest Engineering

Associate of Science Degree

Articulated with Oregon State University

Forest EngineeringProgram Mission

The Forestry Program provides graduates with an education in fundamental forestry knowledge, applied field based skills, and professional and ethical behavior in order to be successful professionals assisting in the management of forested ecosystems for a diverse set of landscape objectives which promote environmental, social, and economic values of forests.

Program Descriptions

The Forest Engineering option integrates engineering and forestry skills to provide technical support for complex forest and natural resource operations. OSU also offers a dual degree in Forest Engineering and Civil Engineering with an additional year of school work.

Program Outcomes

This UCC program aligns with the programs offered through the OSU College of Forestry Program. UCC students that complete the Forest Engineering AS degree will have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to:

  1. Apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  2. Use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

Oregon State University

OSU Degree Partnership Program

UCC works closely with Oregon State University (OSU) so that students can dual-enroll, pursue any degree that OSU offers, reap cost savings, and benefit from access to more scholarships and services. Learn more.

Special Features

Forestry students can expect to get lots of hand-on experience. Every term, students participate in approximately 10 field trips. On a weekly basis, classes are outdoors in the field. The 100-acre UCC campus and surrounding public and private lands serve as a field lab for students. Students interact with Forestry professionals regularly which gives them real-world perspectives and experiences. Additionally, topics in classroom and field work include modern approaches to Forestry including, GIS mapping, GPS techniques, and drone use in forest monitoring and renewal. 

Wade Christensen video

Wade Christensen, a Special Forces military veteran, opted to go to UCC and study Forestry. After graduating, he moved on to Oregon State University were he recently earned a Masters degree.

Career Considerations

Foresters and forest managers are concerned with the overall administrative, economic, legal and social aspects and with the essentially scientific and technical aspects, especially silviculture,
protection, and forest regulation.

Ready to get started?

It's easy and only requires TWO steps.

Step 1

Fill out our request info form. This will alert us that you are interested in the Forestry programs.

Step 2

If you are new to UCC (you've never taken a class), apply to UCC. Otherwise, you are done for now. You will be contacted about the next steps.

Transfer Guide

Oregon State University

The Forest Engineering curriculum is intended to meet the requirements for the first two years of course work necessary for application to the Forest Engineering professional program at OSU. Students can also take additional courses at UCC for transfer to the dual Civil and Forest Engineering program at OSU.

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