Forestry

Degrees and Certificates

Classes

FORS 1020 : Soils and Hydrology

Introduces the role of forest soils and hydrology in the forest ecosystem and the importance of forest soil properties as they relate to modern forestry practices. Topics include: forest soil formation, forest soil properties and site productivity, soils and silvicultural recommendations, fertilization, soil hydrology and erosion sedimentation.

Credits

3

FORS 1030 : Dendrology

Provides the basis for a fundamental understanding of the taxonomy and identification of trees and shrubs. Topics include: tree and shrub classification, tree and shrub identification, tree and shrub structure identification, and leaf structure identification.

Credits

3

FORS 1040 : Forest Protection

Provides experience in identification and control of destructive and harmful agents in the forest environment. Topics include: detrimental growth factors; biological and economic factors of forest pests, chemical pest control; classification and description of wildfires; and firefighting methods, tools and equipment.

Credits

3

FORS 1100 : Forest Technology

This course introduces basic forest management concepts and techniques. Topics include forest protection, products, harvesting, silviculture, and measurements. Upon completion students should have a fundamental understanding of the different aspects of forest management in the southeastern United States.

Credits

3

FORS 1210 : GPS/GIS Aerial Photography

Focuses on application of the fundamental principles and practices of land surveying and mapping and the use of surveying and mapping instruments. Emphasizes areas of plane and boundary surveying and area determination. Topics include: Global positioning systems (GPS), geographical information systems (GIS), area determination, developing maps, and aerial photography.

Credits

4

Prerequisites

FORS 1260 : Forest Measurements

Emphasizes identification of primary and secondary forest products and their manufacturing processes and uses and fixed plot method of statistical sampling. Introduces the fundamental principles and practices of timber cruising. Topics include: history of forest products manufacturing, raw forest resource identification, importance of forest measurements, forest measurement tools and equipment, forest measurement methods, and cruising and scaling methods.

Credits

4

Corequisites

FORS 1310 : Silvics and Silviculture

Provides an overview of the activities that are involved in regeneration and maintenance of forest stands. Topics include: timber stand improvement methods, regeneration methods and environmental impact of silvicultural practices.

Credits

4

FORS 1580 : Wildlife Management

Develops a basic understanding of the classification of animals and habitat. Emphasizes effects of forest management on wildlife. Topics include: animal classification, adaptation, and evolution; population parameters; basic principles of game management; and managing the forest for wildlife.

Credits

3

FORS 1600 : Forest Technology Internship

Focuses on the application and reinforcement of forest technology skills in an actual workplace environment. Students are acquainted with occupational responsibilities through realistic work situations and are provided with insights into forestry applications on the job. Topics include: problem solving, adaptability to the job setting, use of proper interpersonal skills, application of forest technology skills in a workplace setting, and professional development.

Credits

3

FORS 2460 : Forest Management

Introduces the techniques of multiple-use forest resource management. Topics include: multiple-use management, prescribed burning, site preparation methods, logging, forest management plan, land ownership, and timber marking.

Credits

6

THOP 1102 : Forest Products Marketing

This course introduces the principles of marketing forest products. Emphasis is placed on marketing timber, identifying applicable markets and developing basic marketing strategies for forest products.

Credits

3

THOP 1104 : Timber Industry Standards

Introduces the fundamentals of timber industry standards and ethics. Students will learn and apply: timber harvesting laws and regulations, OSHA requirements and laws pertaining to trucking requirements for state and federal highways.

Credits

3