The Forest Technology program prepares students to produce, protect, and manage woodland resources. Coursework also includes how to maintain and operate related equipment and harvest raw forest materials for converting into a variety of consumer goods.
Program requirements must be completed with an overall grade point average of 2.0 in order to receive a diploma. Students who successfully complete the Forest Technology program will be able to:
- Conduct forest inventories, forest health surveys, and wildlife surveys.
- Demonstrate the various methods of establishing and maintaining forest resources.
- Track and analyze and forest measurements to make environmentally sound decisions regarding forest land.
- Understand harvesting, reforestation, and controlled burning as critical factors for maintaining healthy forest land.
This program is offered at SOWELA’s instructional site in Oakdale, La.
CIP Code: 030511
Program Type: Technical Diploma
Program Length: 61 Semester Credit Hours