Advanced Forest Concepts - Career Pathway Certificate of Completion (CPCC)


The Advanced Forest Concepts Career Pathway Certificate of Completion is designed for students who hold degrees in other areas or are already in the workforce and are looking to enhance their skills related to determining forest use, planning, and management.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:

  1. Create a plan for the management of a forest resource that includes techniques for protection of fire, riparian, vegetation, or wildlife.

Entrance Requirements

There are no formal entrance requirements for the Advanced Forest Concepts Career Pathway Certificate of Completion. However, individual courses include recommended preparation of forestry coursework. In addition, this career pathway certificate of completion is designed to offer advanced forest concepts to students or professionals who have experience in the field of forestry or natural resources management.

Additional Program Costs (Beyond Standard Tuition/Fees and Textbooks)

Material Costs

Students are expected to provide their own appropriate field clothing and tools. 

Course Requirements

Course Title Credits
Core Courses
FOR 215Forest Resource Capstone3
FOR 237Resource Sampling4
FOR 273Silviculture and Harvesting Systems5
Total Credits12

Advising Notes

It will take three quarters to complete this certificate.

Performance Standards

  • Academic Requirements:
    • Students must have a 2.0 cumulative GPA to earn a COCC certificate or degree.
    • Options for additional standards:
      • All courses in the program must be completed with a grade of C or higher.

Sample Plan

Sample Plan Grid
First Year
FOR 273Silviculture and Harvesting Systems5
FOR 237Resource Sampling4
FOR 215Forest Resource Capstone3
 Total Credits12

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