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Urban Forestry

Forestry Management Technology - Urban Forestry Path - Associate in Applied Science Degree

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Urban Forestry

Urban Forestry

Urban forests provide many benefits for city dwellers: trees cool cities, save energy, improve air quality, reduce storm water runoff, improve social connections, and create walkable communities. HGTC’s Urban Forestry degree prepares students for the position of forest technician, a middle-management professional trained to work with a graduate professional forester or Arborist. HGTC offers the only Associate Degree Forestry Management program in South Carolina. The Forestry Management Technology is approved for Cooperative Work Experience. Students have the opportunity to become certified in the following areas: South Carolina Commercial Pesticide License, First Aid and CPR.

The education degree program Urban Forestry Emphasis leading to an Associate's in Applied Science is a candidate for accreditation by the Society of American Foresters (SAF) in 2017.

For more information about HGTC's accreditations, click here

For more information, contact:
Jim Westerhold - (843) 520-1401

Career Outlook

Graduates will be qualified for entry-level positions with state and federal forest agencies, municipalities, recreational agencies, consultant foresters, utility companies, urban tree-care companies, and other employers where knowledge and skills regarding tree and growth management, environmental protection, and resource utilization are needed.HGTC offers the only Associate Degree Forestry Management program in South Carolina.

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.

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Curriculum Sequence

First Semester - Fall    
ENG 155 Communications I* 3
FOR 102 Multiple Use of Forest Lands 3
FOR 130 Dendrology 3
FOR 154 Mensuration 3
HRT 150 Arboriculture I 3
MAT 155 Beginning Algebra 3
  TOTAL 18
Second Semester - Spring    
FOR 106 Computer Applications in Natural Resource Professions 3
ENG 160 Technical Communications* 3
FOR 121 Woodland Safety and First Aid 1
FOR 156 Timber Cruising and Marking 4
HRT 255 Urban Tree Care 3
IDS 105 Career Assessment Exploration 1
MAT 168 Introduction to Geometry Trigonometry 3
  TOTAL 18
Third Semester - Summer    
FOR 220 SCWE in Forestry 5
FOR 222 Forestry Portfolio 3
Fourth Semester - Fall    
FOR 230 Forest Products 2
FOR 257 Forest Ecology 2
FOR 265 Equipment and Timber Harvesting 4
FOR 269 Forest Statistics and Data Processing* 3
FOR 271 Silviculture 4
PSY 103 Human Relations* 3
  TOTAL 18
Fifth Semester - Spring    
FOR 240 Mapping and Photo Interpretation 3
FOR 258 Forest Surveying 4
FOR 263 Forest Management 4
FOR 268 Forest Protection Practices 4
PHI 110 Ethics 3
  TOTAL 18



*Students continuing toward a Bachelors 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 or MAT 120; MAT 120 in place of FOR 269. Consult your academic advisor.