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Forestry Technology, AAS

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Forestry Technology


The Forestry Technology program is designed to provide the necessary skills for two year graduates to obtain employment with forest industry, state and federal agencies and forestry consulting firms.

Program Description

Classroom work, outdoor labs, and Jones College are utilized to provide learning experiences for the students in all phases of applied forestry. This Program will also provide students with the necessary scientific skills, mathematical theories, and field techniques which will allow them to professionally perform the duties of a forestry technician. Upon completion of all course work, a Technical Certificate or the Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S) degree is awarded.

Program Length

Four Semesters

Degree (s) Offered

Technical Certificate
Associate in Applied Science

Admission Requirements

Must meet all general admissions requirements of the college.


Jones College Enrollment Services at 601.477.4257 or Forestry Instructor: Bennett Burris, 601.477.4233, or e-mail at bennett.burris@jcjc.edu

Program Requirements

The following advisement plan is a recommended course of study. An academic advisor may alter course sequence to meet individual student needs. In addition, an academic advisor may recommend additional or different courses depending upon student career plans and/or requirements of the college or university to which the student plans to transfer.

Freshman Year

First Semester

Total Hours: 18

Second Semester

Total Hours: 18

Sophomore Year

First Semester

Total Hours: 14

Second Semester

Total Hours: 13


Students who qualify for the Work-Based Learning program have the opportunity to combine academic study with a planned program of related work experience in industry, business, or government. Three hours of elective course credit can be obtained through the Work-Based Learning program.

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