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Degrees Offered

Required courses and specifics about degrees offered in this program

This program is available on-campus at NTC.

Forest Measurements Class

In our forest measurements class we measure trees, determine tree volumes, and learn to navigate in the woods using compass, GPS, and maps

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Forest Technology Gallery
See a collection of photos about Forest Tech at NTC.

Forest Technology

Does working in the great outdoors, in the fresh air of a beautiful forest environment, appeal to you? Or, how about an exciting career in forest fire fighting? Then the Forest Technology Program may be just what you are looking for! This 32-credit, diploma program is designed to prepare learners for an outdoor career in forestry and natural resource management at a technician level. Forestry technicians work in the field conducting forest inventory, forest health surveys, timber sale administration, reforestation, wildlife surveys, map and compass navigation, forest fire fighting, and  more.  

Classroom and hands-on training in the field will cover topics such as:

  • Natural resource management
  • Forest harvesting
  • Forest health
  • Wild fire fighting

Wildland Fire Fighting

The following certifications are offered:

  • S-130 and S-190 - Basic Wildland Firefighter 
  • S-212 - Wildland Fire Chainsaw


Employment opportunities in forestry and fire control are expected to increase dramatically, partially due to the projected retirement of a significant number of professionals working for government natural resource agencies. Forest technology positions are available nationwide with a large concentration in the western portion of the United States. All federal government hiring and job posting is through the USA Jobs web site.

Natural Resource Management Agencies

Fire Fighting Opportunities

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