Forest Management Technology

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Forest Management Technology

Are you interested in a challenging career that allows you to work outdoors conserving our natural resources? Are you interested in working with North Carolina’s No. 1 manufacturing industry? If you answered yes to one of the questions above then the Forest Management Technology Program at Wayne Community College is for you!

Employment opportunities exist in private industry as well as state and federal governmental agencies with starting salaries ranging from $22,000 to $35,000. You will be prepared for employment through a variety of class and laboratory activities with a focus on practical skills. Future educational opportunities are available through articulation with N.C. State University.

Credentials available: Associate of Applied Science Degree in Forest Management Technology

Average Class Size: 10 – 20 students

Things to consider: There is a broad range of different employment opportunities locally, regionally, and nationally. Developing employment opportunities make this a graduate’s job market.

Students have the opportunity to become certified in the following areas:

– North Carolina Commercial Pesticide License

– National Wildland Fire Coordinating Group Training

  • S-130 Firefighting Training
  • S-190 Wildland Fire Behavior
  • L-180 Human Factors in Wildland Fire Service
  • I-100 Intro to Incident Command System


The educational degree program in Forest Management Technology leading to an associate’s degree in Associate in Applied Science Degree – Forest Management Technology is a candidate for accreditation by the Society of American Foresters (SAF).

Curriculum Courses by Semester

Forestry Management Technology Degree (A15200)

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Contact for more information

Lynn Jenkins
Forestry Instructor
NC Registered Forester

Jim Moeller
Forestry Instructor
NC Registered Forester

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