Forest Management

Associate of Science Degree

Articulated with Oregon State University

Forest ManagementProgram Mission

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.

Program Description

The Forest Management option is a classical forestry program aimed at active land management from an industrial forest land management perspective.

Program Outcomes

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 :

  1. Demonstrate understanding of interaction of vegetation, wildlife, insects, and disease on forested landscapes
  2. Demonstrate ability to identify major forest ecosystems of the PNW and describe their changes over time, with and without human influence/management

Oregon State University

OSU Degree Partnership Program

UCC works closely with Oregon State University (OSU). Students reap cost savings and benefit from access to UCC and OSU 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.

Ready to get started?

It's easy and only requires TWO steps.

Step 1

Fill out our response 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.

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. 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.

Transfer Guide

Oregon State University

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.

Program Publications

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Why UCC?

Why UCCAt UCC, you can earn a TWO-YEAR TRANSFER DEGREE for less than you'll pay for one year at a state university. Plus, UCC offers:

• Seamless, direct transfer degrees
• Expert faculty dedicated to teaching
• Personal attention and small class sizes
• In-person, online, and hybrid classes

Contact

Prospective students should contact an Enrollment Advisor to get started and then see a program advisor (below) to develop a more focused educational plan.

Jarred Saralecos - Contact
Associate Professor, Forestry
Phone: 541-440-7825
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