Associate of Science Degree
Articulated with Oregon State University
The Forestry Management 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.
The Forest Management option is a classical forestry program aimed at active land management from an industrial forest land management perspective.
This UCC program aligns with the programs offered through the OSU College of Forestry Program Students who successfully complete the Forest Management AS degree will :
- Demonstrate understanding of interaction of vegetation, wildlife, insects, and disease on forested landscapes
- Demonstrate ability to identify major forest ecosystems of the PNW and describe their changes over time, with and without human influence/management
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.
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.
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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. Foresters are multitaskers, often addressing a variety of issues with other professionals from many different areas. The industry is growing at a rate of three percent per year, meaning that 990 jobs will be added by 2022.
The Forest Management curriculum is intended to meet the requirements for the first two years of coursework necessary for application to the professional program in the College of Forestry – Forest Management Option at OSU.
Related Degrees at UCC
- Forest Engineering: AS
- Forest Restoration & Fire: AS
- Forest Operations: AS
- Natural Resources: AS
- Renewable Materials: AS programs
Bryan Benz - Contact
Assistant Professor, Science