2019-2020 Catalog

Forestry Department

  • Associate of Science Degree (A.S.) (94 credits)
  • Bachelor of Science Degree (B.S.) (186 credits)

Program Description

The Forestry curriculum provides the opportunity to study forest management, forest measurement technology, wildfire management and related ecological studies. In this program, students may choose one of two options: Forest Management or Wildland Fire Science. The degrees are similar but contain important differences. Refer to each degree plan for specific components required for each degree.

Special Admissions Requirements

Students may need to strengthen math, writing and reading skills with additional coursework upon entering the program, depending on results of the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) and consultation with each student on an individual basis with their academic advisor.

Career Opportunities

Completion of the Associate of Science Degree will provide the student with the necessary skills to work as a forest technician within the Reservation area, the U. S. Forest Service, the Bureau of Indian ­Affairs, Division of Wildland Fire Management and other natural resource management organizations.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Associate of Science degree in Forestry, students will:

  • Properly use special measurement instruments used by foresters and forestry technicians.
  • Apply techniques of forest measurement and scientific principles of forestry for sound forest and land management.
  • Correctly identify trees and forest plants.
  • Conduct timber cruising, forest habitat typing, land surveying, and log scaling proficiently (Forest Management emphasis) and demonstrate a ­basic understanding of fuels measurement and fuel ­modeling (Wildlife Fire Science Emphasis)
  • Use critical thinking methods in analyzing and responding to forestry resource issues.