Recommended Academic Plan for Forest Technology (2FORT) at Mont Alto

Effective Fall 2015

Semester 1

Course DetailsCredits
FORT 100S - Introduction to ForestryNotes for: FORT 100S

FORT 100S

A general introduction to forest ecology, history, management, and practices. First-year seminar.
1
FORT 105 - Forest MeasurementsNotes for: FORT 105

FORT 105

Measurement of forests and forest products. Includes outdoor labs. Course grade of C or higher required for graduation.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
FORT 150 - DendrologyNotes for: FORT 150

FORT 150

Taxonomy, identification, ranges, and uses of important U.S. timber species and lesser vegetation of a regional nature. Includes outdoor labs. Course grade of C or higher required for graduation.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
GEOG 160 - Mapping Our Changing WorldNotes for: GEOG 160

GEOG 160

Fundamental concepts of GIS, cartography, remote sensing, and GPS in the context of environmental and social problems.
3
GEOG 161 - Applied Geographic Information SystemsNotes for: GEOG 161

GEOG 161

An introduction to GIS (Geographic Information Systems) with emphasis on applications and analysis. For Forest Technology majors only.
1
ENGL 015 - Rhetoric and CompositionNotes for: ENGL 015

ENGL 015

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
MATH 021 - College Algebra INotes for: MATH 021

MATH 021

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Total credits 17

Semester 2

Course DetailsCredits
FORT 110 - Forest InventoriesNotes for: FORT 110

FORT 110

Application of forest mensuration, mapping, GIS, sampling, and statistical analysis to the inventory of forest resources. Includes outdoor labs. Course grade of C or higher required for graduation. Prerequisite FORT 105.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
FORT 140 - Forest SurveyingNotes for: FORT 140

FORT 140

Plane surveying including hand compass and survey equipment, map reading, deed and title research, land descriptions and property line location. Prerequisite GEOG 160, 161 and MATH 021.
3
FORT 160 - Silvicultural PracticesNotes for: FORT 160

FORT 160

Principles and techniques of forest establishment, culture, and regeneration systems. Includes outdoor labs. Course grade of C or higher required for graduation. Prerequisite FORT 150.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
BIOL 127 - Introduction to Plant BiologyNotes for: BIOL 127

BIOL 127

Cellular structure and organization; physiological processes; classification; reproduction and development; relationship of plant groups. Students who have passed BIOL 240W may not schedule this course.
Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
General Education (GA or GH)
3
Total credits 15

Summer

Course DetailsCredits
FORT 170 - Forest Harvesting and OperationsNotes for: FORT 170

FORT 170

Forest harvesting and intermediate operations: forest worker safety, hand and power tools, harvest planning, and best management practices. Four-weeks of full-day outdoor labs. Prerequisites: FORT 110 and FORT 160 plus a current American Red Cross Standard First Aid and CPR card
3
FORT 175 - Forest Products Industry TourNotes for: FORT 175

FORT 175

Field tours of local and regional forest products industries. Prerequisites: FORT 110 and FORT 160.
1
Total credits 4

Semester 3

Course DetailsCredits
FORT 200 - Wood Identification and PropertiesNotes for: FORT 200

FORT 200

Anatomy of wood and bark; cell wall formation and composition; and identification of wood by gross and microscopic qualities.
1
FORT 210 - ArboricultureNotes for: FORT 210

FORT 210

Selection, planting, care, and maintenance of woody ornamental plants and shade trees grown in urban, sub-urban, and rural landscapes. Forest Technology elective.
3
FORT 220 - Forest Ecosystem ProtectionNotes for: FORT 220

FORT 220

Principles and concepts involved in managing the forest ecosystem in regard to fires, insects, and diseases.
4
FORT 230 - Introduction to Remote SensingNotes for: FORT 230

FORT 230

Aerial photo interpretation techniques applied to land management inventories, mapping, road location, and procurement. Prerequisites: GEOG 160 and GEOG 161.
2
3
WILDL 207 - Outdoor RecreationNotes for: WILDL 207

WILDL 207

Sociology, history, and economics of recreational demand; recreational areas and management procedures. May not be offered every year. Forest Technology elective.
3
General Education (GA or GH)
3
Total credits 13-19

Semester 4

Course DetailsCredits
FORT 240 - Forest Soils and HydrologyNotes for: FORT 240

FORT 240

The study of forest soils and hydrology, especially as they are affected by forest management activities. Prerequisite: second-year standing.
3
FORT 250 - Forest Management PracticesNotes for: FORT 250

FORT 250

Practical techniques for implementing management plans for forest stands under various ownerships and management regimes. Prerequisites: FORT 110 and FORT 160.
3
FORT 260 - GIS for Natural Resources ManagementNotes for: FORT 260

FORT 260

Geographic Information Systems technology including mapping and GIS data management procedures with emphasis on natural resource management applications. Forest Technology elective.
3
WILDL 101 - Introduction to Wildlife ManagementNotes for: WILDL 101

WILDL 101

Basic principles of wildlife management. Introduction to general ecology and wildlife population dynamics. Forest Technology elective.
3
CAS 100 - Effective SpeechNotes for: CAS 100

CAS 100

Introduction to speech communication: formal speaking, group discussion, analysis and evaluation of messages.
Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Total credits 9-15

Legend

# Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.
* Course requires a grade of 'C' or better.
† Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.

Footnotes

FORT 100S
A general introduction to forest ecology, history, management, and practices. First-year seminar.
FORT 105
Measurement of forests and forest products. Includes outdoor labs. Course grade of C or higher required for graduation.
FORT 150
Taxonomy, identification, ranges, and uses of important U.S. timber species and lesser vegetation of a regional nature. Includes outdoor labs. Course grade of C or higher required for graduation.
GEOG 160
Fundamental concepts of GIS, cartography, remote sensing, and GPS in the context of environmental and social problems.
GEOG 161
An introduction to GIS (Geographic Information Systems) with emphasis on applications and analysis. For Forest Technology majors only.
FORT 110
Application of forest mensuration, mapping, GIS, sampling, and statistical analysis to the inventory of forest resources. Includes outdoor labs. Course grade of C or higher required for graduation. Prerequisite FORT 105.
FORT 140
Plane surveying including hand compass and survey equipment, map reading, deed and title research, land descriptions and property line location. Prerequisite GEOG 160, 161 and MATH 021.
FORT 160
Principles and techniques of forest establishment, culture, and regeneration systems. Includes outdoor labs. Course grade of C or higher required for graduation. Prerequisite FORT 150.
BIOL 127
Cellular structure and organization; physiological processes; classification; reproduction and development; relationship of plant groups. Students who have passed BIOL 240W may not schedule this course.
FORT 170
Forest harvesting and intermediate operations: forest worker safety, hand and power tools, harvest planning, and best management practices. Four-weeks of full-day outdoor labs. Prerequisites: FORT 110 and FORT 160 plus a current American Red Cross Standard First Aid and CPR card
FORT 175
Field tours of local and regional forest products industries. Prerequisites: FORT 110 and FORT 160.
FORT 200
Anatomy of wood and bark; cell wall formation and composition; and identification of wood by gross and microscopic qualities.
FORT 210
Selection, planting, care, and maintenance of woody ornamental plants and shade trees grown in urban, sub-urban, and rural landscapes. Forest Technology elective.
FORT 220
Principles and concepts involved in managing the forest ecosystem in regard to fires, insects, and diseases.
FORT 230
Aerial photo interpretation techniques applied to land management inventories, mapping, road location, and procurement. Prerequisites: GEOG 160 and GEOG 161.
WILDL 207
Sociology, history, and economics of recreational demand; recreational areas and management procedures. May not be offered every year. Forest Technology elective.
FORT 240
The study of forest soils and hydrology, especially as they are affected by forest management activities. Prerequisite: second-year standing.
FORT 250
Practical techniques for implementing management plans for forest stands under various ownerships and management regimes. Prerequisites: FORT 110 and FORT 160.
FORT 260
Geographic Information Systems technology including mapping and GIS data management procedures with emphasis on natural resource management applications. Forest Technology elective.
WILDL 101
Basic principles of wildlife management. Introduction to general ecology and wildlife population dynamics. Forest Technology elective.
CAS 100
Introduction to speech communication: formal speaking, group discussion, analysis and evaluation of messages.