GCC 2018-19 Catalog - Page 70



FORESTRY TECHNOLOGY
Associate of Applied Science – 2 years
The program prepares individuals to assist foresters in the management and production of forest resources. Includes instruction in woods and
field skills, tree identification, timber measurement, logging and timber harvesting, forest propagation and regeneration, forest fire-fighting,
resource management, equipment operation and maintenance, record-keeping, sales and purchasing operations, and personnel supervision. This
program prepares students to join the workforce as forestry technicians or transfer and pursue a four year forestry degree.
High school course work should include two years of algebra, and a year each of biology and chemistry. Math 104 Intermediate Algebra
and English 101 English Composition I assessment testing is also required or SAT/ACT scores at acceptable levels may be substituted.
Applicants who have not completed the necessary high school or college background should meet with the Department of Forestry
Advisor to plan a General Education-Forestry plan to help prepare them for the program.
Students in this program wishing to transfer should work with the GCC Transfer Coordinator to determine the proper course schedule to
ensure maximum transferability.
FIRST YEAR
CREDITS
ORI 100 College Experience ........................................................ 1
ENG 101 English Composition I.................................................. 3
ENG 102 English Composition II or
ENG 250 Technical Writing......................................................... 3
BIO 122 Botany ........................................................................... 4
MTH 108 Practical Math or ......................................................... 4
MTH 110 College Algebra ........................................................... 4
MTH 211 Introduction to Statistics .............................................. 3
FOR 105 Natural Resources Seminar........................................... 1
FOR 107 Field Technique ............................................................ 1
FOR 112 Vegetation of North America ....................................... 4
FOR 113 Forest Ecology .............................................................. 3
FOR 228 Forest Health ................................................................ 3
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SECOND YEAR
CREDITS
Humanities/Social Science electives ...................................... 6
FOR 200 Intern experience .................................................... 2
FOR 203 Soil Science ............................................................ 4
FOR 204 Intro to GIS ............................................................. 4
FOR 207 Timber Harvesting .................................................. 2
FOR 209 Multi-Resource Assessment ................................... 3
FOR 210 Biometrics & Data Analysis ................................... 4
FOR 221 Practice of Silviculture ........................................... 4
FOR 226 Wildlife Habitat ...................................................... 3
FOR 227 Land Measurements/GPS ....................................... 1
FOR 243 Wildland Fire .......................................................... 3
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Total Credits 66
GENERAL SCIENCE – TRANSFER PROGRAM
Associate of Science – 2 years
The General Science Program is designed for those interested in pursuing a science-based degree, but have not yet chosen a field of
specialization. The specific courses taken will be dependent on student background and interest.
CREDITS
ORI 100 College Experience ...........................................................1
ENG 101 English Composition I.................................................... 3
ENG 102 English Composition II .................................................. 3
MTH 110 College Algebra or higher ............................................. 4
*Lab Science and Math Electives................................................. 24
Humanities Electives .................................................................. 6
Social Science Electives.............................................................. 6
**General Transfer Electives .................................................... 16
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*24 Lab Science/Math Electives from at least two disciplines (typically translates into 6 lab science/math courses)
**No more than 2 credits of physical education activity courses will count in the electives total.
Humanities: The two required Humanities courses must come from two different disciplines, excluding studio and performance classes.
Social Sciences: The two required Social Science courses must come from two different disciplines.
Natural Sciences: The two required Natural Science courses must come from two different disciplines. One must include laboratory
experience.
Communications: Students will take one course in English Composition and a second course in English Composition or one course in
Communications.
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