Forest Technology

Program Description

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 Main Campus in Lake Charles, LA.

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Curriculum

Forest Technology-030511-Diploma Certificate Option
Course No. Course Title Lecture Lab Total Credit Hrs
FRTY 1111 Introduction to Forest Technology 3 0 3
FRTY 2720 Wildlife Habitat Ecology and Game 1 1 2
FRTY 2410 Forestry Products 1 1 2
FRTY 2710 Prescribed Burning and Wildfire Control 3 3 6
CTC – Resource Management Assistant (13) 13
FRTY 2420 Introduction to Global Information Systems and Global Positional Systems 2 1 3
FRTY 1330 Timber Harvesting 2 2 4
FRTY 2520 Forest Mensuration I 2 1 3
CTS – Forest Harvesting and Planting Assistant (23) 10
FRTY 1310 Silviculture 3 3 6
FRTY 2510 Forest Insects and Diseases 2 1 3
FRTY 2620 Reforestation 2 2 4
FRTY 1120 Dendrology 3 3 6
HORT 1000 Horticulture 1 Lab 0 3 3
FRTY 1210 Forest Surveying 2 3 5
FRTY 2610 Forest Mensuration II 3 3 6
TD – Forest Technology (56) 33
Total Clock Hours 1245

Program Information

CIP Code: 030511

Program Type: Technical Diploma

Program Length: 61 Semester Credit Hours

Program Resources

Contact Information

Deborah Coles - Administrative Assistant

deborah.coles@sowela.edu

(337) 421-6992

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3820 Senator J. Bennett Johnston Avenue
Lake Charles, Louisiana 70615
(337) 421-6565
(800) 256-0483
info@sowela.edu

Mon-Thu: 7:45 AM to 4:15 PM
Friday: 7:45 AM to 12:00 PM
(337) 421-6550

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Title IX Officer

Candy Parker

candy.parker@sowela.edu

(337) 421-6510 or (800) 256-0483

3820 Sen. J. Bennett Johnston Ave. Lake Charles, LA 70615

ADA Officer

Maegan Lewis

maegan.lewis@sowela.edu

(337) 421-6952 or (800) 256-0483

3850 Sen. J. Bennett Johnston Ave. Lake Charles, LA 70615

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