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FOR 90 - Coordinated Internship
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.
Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
FOR 95 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
FOR 96 - On-Site Training
Specializes in career orientation and training program without pay in selected businesses and industry, supervised and coordinated by the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
FOR 97 - Cooperative Education
Supervises in on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms, coordinated by the college's cooperative education office. Is applicable to all occupational- technical curricula at the discretion of the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
FOR 98 - Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
FOR 99 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
FOR 100 - Introduction to Forestry
Develops the general concepts of forestry and forest resource use in the United States. Laboratory sessions introduce the student to the protection, management, and use of forest resource.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5-6 hours per week.
3-4 credits
FOR 102 - Forest Protection
Emphasizes fire control, smoke management, timber theft, major forest pests and diseases, exotic and invasive species, and other threats to forest health. Includes optional test for red or green card certification and a non-commercial pesticide applicator's license. Lecture 1 hour Laboratory 4 hours Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits. Lecture 1 hour Laboratory 4 hours Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
FOR 105 - Forest and Wildlife Ecology
Studies the interrelationships of organisms and the natural and cultural environments with emphasis on human influences, ecological structures, survey of populations, communities, and ecosystems.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits
FOR 115 - Dendrology
Studies trees and shrubs botanically and commercially important to the forests of eastern United States. Emphasizes field characteristics of trees and common shrubs of the eastern United States.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits
FOR 118 - Hardwood Lumber Grading
Introduces National Hardwood Lumber Association grading standards for use in primary lumber manufacturing industry. Emphasizes hands-on field exercises and skill development.
2 credits. 0 Lecture hours. 4 Laboratory hours. 4 Total hours.
2 credits
FOR 130 - Lumber Drying
Studies hardwood and pine lumber drying systems. Emphasizes equipment and system design to control moisture during the drying process.
3 credits. Lecture 2 Laboratory 3 Total 5 hours per week
3 credits
FOR 135 - Wildlife and Fisheries Management
Introduces the principles of wildlife and fisheries management. Emphasizes practices in the eastern United States.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits
FOR 140 - Tree Climbing and Rigging
Provides work-based experiences in tree climbing including exposure to diverse species of trees. Provides experience in tree climbing gear, pre-climbing inspection, rope installation, entering and positioning in the tree, and knots and hitches for tree climbers. Emphasizes safety, OSHA regulations, and equipment care.
3 credits. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours Total 5 hours per week
3 credits
FOR 190 - Coordinated Internship
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.
Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
FOR 195 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
FOR 196 - On-Site Training
Specializes in career orientation and training program without pay in selected businesses and industry, supervised and coordinated by the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
FOR 197 - Cooperative Education
Supervises in on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms, coordinated by the college's cooperative education office. Is applicable to all occupational- technical curricula at the discretion of the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
FOR 198 - Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
FOR 199 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
FOR 201 - Forest Mensuration I
Teaches principles of forest measurements including basic elements of property boundary, location, forest mapping, techniques of tree measurement, and saw log and pulp wood scaling. Prerequisites FOR 100, FOR 115, MTH 113-114.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits
FOR 202 - Forest Mensuration II
Teaches principles of timber cruising including both fixed and variable size plot techniques. Utilizes aerial photographs to locate land features, cruise tracts, timber types, and plot sample locations. Prerequisite FOR 201.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits
FOR 205 - Forest Mapping
Introduces GIS applications for Forest Management. Provides experience in creating, updating, managing, correcting geographic databases, and maps. Emphasizes adherence to legal and ethical criteria of GIS applications in Forestry.
3 credits.Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours Total 5 hours per week
3 credits
FOR 207 - Forest Inventories & GIS
Introduces forest inventory data manipulation in GIS. Explores current software trends in data manipulation.
3 credits. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours Total 5 hours per week
3 credits
FOR 211 - Wildlife Investigational Techniques I
Teaches techniques used in wildlife management research including the capturing, sexing, aging and marking of wild animals.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits
FOR 213 - Forest Management
Emphasizes multiple use of forest lands, public conflict and participation in planning processes, timber appraisal, contracts, forest management principles, principles of ecosystem (landscape) based management, regional forest management regulations, sustainable forest management concepts/certification, record keeping and basic accounting. Practice development of forest management plans for a landowner meeting specific multiple use objectives. Prerequisites FOR 295 Topics in Forest Mapping.
3 credits. Lecture 1 hour, Laboratory 4 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
FOR 215 - Applied Silviculture
Focuses on theory and practices involved in controlling the forest establishment, composition and growth. Laboratory emphasizes observation and application of various silvicultural procedures including site preparation, regeneration, and intermediate treatments. Prerequisites FOR 100 and FOR 115.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits
FOR 227 - Timber Harvesting
Teaches harvesting methods including physical layout, economics, contracts, silvicultural water management, protection consideration, and woods safety. Corequisite FOR 202.
4 credits. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 6 hours. Total 8 hours per week.
4 credits
FOR 229 - Sawmilling
Studies arrangement, installation, and operation of a small sawmill consisting of head saw, edger, and trimmer for the production of quality hardwood and softwood lumber.
4 credits. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 6 hours. Total 8 hours per week.
4 credits
FOR 237 - Wildlife Ecology
Studies wildlife communities and their environmental relationships.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
FOR 245 - Forest Products I
Introduces forest products. Lecture 2 hours per week.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
2 credits
FOR 265 - Urban Forestry
Examines the care, maintenance, establishment and management of trees and related plants in an urban environment. Emphasizes non-commodity values of trees in an urban environment.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits
FOR 290 - Coordinated Internship
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.
Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
FOR 295 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
FOR 296 - On-Site Training
Specializes in career orientation and training program without pay in selected businesses and industry, supervised and coordinated by the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
FOR 297 - Cooperative Education
Supervises in on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms, coordinated by the college's cooperative education office. Is applicable to all occupational- technical curricula at the discretion of the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
FOR 298 - Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
FOR 299 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits