Forestry Management Technology - Associate in Applied Science Degree
The only associate degree program of its kind in South Carolina, the Forestry Management Technology, Timber Harvesting Emphasis program provides students with the knowledge and ability to work as middle-management professionals, qualified to work with a logger, timber buyer, or graduate professional forester in the timber-buying field. Students have the opportunity to become certified in the following areas: TOP Logger, South Carolina Commercial Pesticide License, First Aid and CPR. The Forestry Management Technology program is approved for Cooperative Work Experience.
The education degree program in Forestry Management Technology leading to an Associate's in Applied Science is accredited by the Society of American Foresters (SAF).
For more information about HGTC's accreditations, click here.
A timber harvesting or forest technician (logging supervisor) has the technical knowledge
and ability to supervise timber sales and logging operations, survey land, inventory
timber volumes, manage sawmill operations, and sell wood products. Graduates of the
Forestry Management Technology program are qualified for entry-level positions with
pulp and timber companies, logging operations, timber brokers or buyers, and other
industries where the skills of surveying, timber cruising, heavy equipment operation,
map drawing, and forest management are needed.
Students have the opportunity to become certified in the following areas: TOP Logger, South Carolina Commercial Pesticide License, First Aid and CPR.
Employers of HGTC Alumni Include:
- MeadWestvaco Corporation
- International Paper Company
- Canal Wood Corporation
- Canfor-New South, Inc.
- American Forest Management
- Collum Lumber Company
- Georgia-Pacific Corporation
- Weyerhauser Corporation
- Low Country Forest Products
For more information about careers, visit O*Net Online for an overview of South Carolina and National earnings statistics, and Horry Georgetown Technical College's Career Resource Center for more employment, career, and professional development resources.
Public Disclosure Information
|First Semester - Fall|
|ENG 155||Communications I*||3|
|FOR 102||Multiple Use of Forest Lands||3|
|FOR 105||Equipment Basics and Safety||3|
|MAT 155||Contemporary Mathematics||3|
|Second Semester - Spring|
|CPT 170||Microcomputer Applications||3|
|ENG 160||Technical Communications*||3|
|FOR 121||Woodland Safety and First Aid||1|
|FOR 156||Timber Cruising and Marking||4|
|IDS 105||Career Assessment & Exploration||1|
|IMT 160||Preventive Maintenance||3|
|MAT 101||Beginning Algebra||3|
|Third Semester - Summer|
|FOR 220||SCWE in Forestry||8|
|Fourth Semester - Fall|
|FOR 180||Industry and Government Standards||3|
|FOR 230||Forest Products||2|
|FOR 257||Forest Ecology||2|
|FOR 265||Equipment and Timber Harvesting||4|
|PSY 103||Human Relations*||3|
|Fifth Semester - Spring|
|FOR 140||Timber Harvesting Operations||3|
|FOR 240||Mapping and Photo Interpretation||3|
|FOR 263||Forest Management||4|
|FOR 268||Forest Protection Practices||4|
|PHI 103||Workplace Ethics*||3|
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS
*Students continuing toward a bachelor’s degree: ENG 101, ENG 102, and SPC 205 are recommended in place of ENG 155 and ENG 160; MAT 110 is recommended in place of MAT 101; and PSY 201 in place of PSY 103. Consult your academic advisor.