Feb 28, 2024  
2023-2024 WWCC College Catalog 
    
2023-2024 WWCC College Catalog

Forest Ecology and Management


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http://www.wwcc.edu/forestry

Program available at/via: [Walla Walla]

Department Overview: Foresters plan, maintain, and preserve forests and forest resources for public and private use. A strong background in the plant sciences with a strong emphasis on spatial analysis, including landscape ecology and GIS, prepares you to work as a professional forester, performing tasks ranging from increasing timber production to restoring wildlife habitat. Students in this program will complete the basic science and related courses needed to transfer to WSU to pursue discipline-specific upper-level courses.

Transfer options also exist in Earth Sciences, Environmental & Ecosystem Sciences, and Wildlife Ecology & Conservation Science.

Program Level Outcomes:

  • An understanding of discipline-specific terminology and methods.
  • An ability to use discipline-specific tools and/or techniques correctly.
  • Critical thinking skills necessary in water and natural resources, including problem-solving skills and the use of data.
  • The ability to research, interpret, and communicate concepts.
  • An understanding of the relationships between course concepts and society, including the impact of course-specific technology.

Degrees: This degree provides the science and general education courses needed for students who are planning a future transfer to major in Forest Ecology and Management at Washington State University (WSU). Students who complete the AAS-T requirements will begin with junior standing at WSU.

Industry Description: Foresters plan, maintain, and preserve forests and forest resources for public and private use. A strong background in the plant sciences with a strong emphasis on spatial analysis, including landscape ecology and GIS, prepares you to work as a professional forester, performing tasks ranging from increasing timber production to restoring wildlife habitat. Students in this program will complete the basic science and related courses needed to transfer to WSU to pursue discipline-specific upper-level courses.

Transfer options also exist in Earth Sciences, Environmental & Ecosystem Sciences, and Wildlife Ecology & Conservation Science.

Entrance Requirements: Students can start fall, winter, spring, or summer quarter. WWCC has an open admissions process. It’s free to apply and everyone who applies is accepted. Applications are accepted year-round! Apply online.

Other Information: For additional information including regional employment data, completion rates, student characteristics, and employment see http://www.careerbridge.wa.gov.

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