Associate of Science Degree
Articulated with Oregon State University
The Forestry Program provides graduates with an education in fundamental forestry knowledge, applied field based skills, and professional and ethical behavior in order to be successful professionals assisting in the management of forested ecosystems for a diverse set of landscape objectives which promote environmental, social, and economic values of forests.
The Forest Engineering option integrates engineering and forestry skills to provide technical support for complex forest and natural resource operations. OSU also offers a dual degree in Forest Engineering and Civil Engineering with an additional year of school work.
This UCC program aligns with the programs offered through the OSU College of Forestry Program. UCC students that complete the Forest Engineering AS degree will have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to:
- Apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
- Use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
OSU Degree Partnership Program
UCC works closely with Oregon State University (OSU) so that students can dual-enroll, pursue any degree that OSU offers, reap cost savings, and benefit from access to more scholarships and services. Learn more.
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.
Foresters and forest managers are concerned with the overall administrative, economic, legal and social aspects and with the essentially scientific and technical aspects, especially silviculture,
protection, and forest regulation.
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The Forest Engineering curriculum is intended to meet the requirements for the first two years of course work necessary for application to the Forest Engineering professional program at OSU. Students can also take additional courses at UCC for transfer to the dual Civil and Forest Engineering program at OSU.
Related Certificates & Degrees at UCC
- Forest Restoration & Fire: AS
- Forest Management: AS
- Forest Operations: AS
- Natural Resources: AS
- Renewable Materials: AS programs
- Engineering Transfer: AS
- Surveying & Geomatics: AS
- Civil Engineering and Surveying Technology: AAS
- Engineering and Drafting Technician: One-year Certificate
- Drafting Pathways Certificate
- Water Quality Pathways Certificate
- Surveying Pathways Certificate
High School Students
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First Generation College Students
Will you be the first in your family to go to college? Take advantage of the Transfer Opportunity Program (TOP). It's FREE. The TOP program provides the extra help you will need to be successful at UCC so you can transfer smoothly to university studies.
Residents of WA, ID, NV, and CA
If you are from Washington, Idaho, Nevada, or California, you pay Oregon resident tuition rates. That's a big discount! You might also be interested in what life is like around UCC. Find out.
Money for College
Get access to millions of dollars that are available to students - not just loans. There are scholarships, grants and work study opportunities too! Every student can use money for college. It can help you to be more successful. Plus, it can lower your debt load when you finish college. Some students actually leave college debt-free! Here are some important sources of money for college. Don't let these opportunities for financial aid pass you by. Act now! Decide. Commit. Succeed.
- Pell Grants part of FAFSA (for undergraduate students who display exceptional financial need.)
- Federal Work Study part of FAFSA (Work on Campus. Get experience in the workforce.)
- Scholarships, OSAC, FAFSA, and more (Sources of money for college.)
- UCC Scholars (Tuition waiver for high school seniors with high GPAs.)
The freshman and sophomore years at most universities are designated pre-engineering, with the junior and senior years designated professional engineering. Many of the transfer courses during the first two years of study are math, science and elective courses. At UCC, you can take the required core courses in smaller classroom settings and at lower cost than at four-year institutions. The Associate of Science (AS) degree is awarded once all required courses, electives and general education requirements are successfully completed.
Prospective students should contact an Enrollment Advisor to get started and then see a program advisor (below) to develop a more focused educational plan.
Jarred Saralecos - Contact
Associate Professor, Forestry