Associate of Science Degree
Articulated with Oregon State University
Forest Operations is designed as a professional forestry degree that blends elements of forest engineering and forest management with business management and entrepreneurship. This unique degree will prepare graduates to support the needs of an evolving forest sector in Oregon and globally. As they gain experience, graduates will have options to serve as project managers for logging or silvicultural contracting service firms, as consultants, or as company or agency contract administrators that supervise a growing contracting work force.
The UCC Forest Operations program prepares students for transfer to the Forestry bachelor’s degree program at Oregon State University (OSU). The 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 Operations Management Option at OSU.
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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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The Forest Operations 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 Operations Management Option at OSU.
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Associate Professor, Forestry