Are you interested in a rewarding career that allows you to work outdoors conserving our natural resources? Then the Forest Management Technology program at Wayne Community College is for you.
This program prepares you to manage and produce forest resources. Course work 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.
10 – 20 students
There is a broad range of different employment opportunities locally, regionally, and nationally. Developing employment opportunities make this a graduate’s job market.
Employment: You will be prepared for employment through a variety of class and laboratory activities with a focus on practical skills.
Salary: Employment opportunities exist in private industry as well as state and federal governmental agencies with starting salaries ranging from $31,000 to $45,000.
Further Education: Additional educational opportunities are available through articulation with N.C. State University Forest Management.
Tuition for students taking fewer than 16 semester hours is $76.00 per semester hour for in-state students and $268.00 per semester hour for out-of-state students. Students enrolled for six or more semester hours credit will be charged a $30 student activity fee and a $16 technology fee; those enrolled for less than six semester hours will be charged a $15 student activity fee and an $8 technology fee. No student activity will be charged during the Summer Term
Students are required to purchase hard hats, clinometers, field boots, compasses, and tapes which are used in the training process. Approximate cost is $450.
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).