Program Goals & Learning Outcomes
- Students will show evidence of understanding the theories and knowledge necessary to function as a Forest Technician.
- Students will develop the field and laboratory skills necessary to function as a Forest Technician.
- Students will understand the rigors of working in a natural environment.
- Students will graduate from a program that has maintained accreditation by the Society of American Foresters (SAF).
- Students will obtain employment within six months of graduation in an area where their acquired skills are necessary. Some may choose to continue their education at a professional forestry school where they will be given advanced placement status.
Program Level Student Learning Outcomes
- Students will be able to properly identify biological entities that would normally be encountered within the forest ecosystem.
- Students will be able to quantify the components of natural landscapes.
- Students will apply the principles of forest and individual tree protection.
- Students will be able to recommend appropriate management actions which consider "multiple uses" of that landscape.
- Students will demonstrate competency in applying the skills and practices necessary for them to become a good leader/supervisor.
- Students will be able to demonstrate communication skills by expressing scientific principles in audience appropriate language using a written and or oral format.
- Students will be able to acquire and use scientific data and information from various sources to help them understand, justify and present management decisions.
- Students will be aware of the hazards associated with working in and managing a natural ecosystem.
- Students will understand the contributions made to the economy and health of the world through good forest management.
- Students will demonstrate knowledge of basic plant, tree and wood biology especially as their biology contributes to individual tree health and the production of forest products.