Program Description: The Forest Technology program prepares students to produce, protect, and manage timber; maintain and operate related equipment; and select, grade, harvest, and market forest raw materials for converting into a variety of consumer goods.
Graduates who earn credentials in this program work in the outdoors conducting forest inventory, forest health surveys, timber sale administration, reforestation, wildlife surveys, map and compass navigation, and forest fire fighting.
Students must maintain a 2.0 grade point average and complete all required courses to graduate from this program. Completion time depends on course load, course withdrawals, and repeat courses. The program takes approximately four semesters to complete based on full-time status (15+ hours per semester).
Location: Huey P. Long Campus
Cost: $2,133.00 per semester (based on highest credential available).
Gainful Employment Disclosure
- This program is designed to be completed in two years.
- This program will cost $8532.00 if completed within normal time. There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but may have changed.
- Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical graduate leaves with $4,081.93 of debt.
- The following States do not have licensure requirements for this profession: Louisiana
Credentials and Exit Points
The credentials and exit points for Forest Technology are listed below. Students who complete this program will earn a (Technical Diploma) and the opportunity to finish each semester with a competency certificate.
AAS - TECHNICAL STUDIES - FORESTRY CONCENTRATAION
TD – FOREST TECHNOLOGY
CTC - Forest Safety and Site Assistant
CTS – FOREST HARVESTING & PLANTING ASSISTANT
CTS – FOREST TECHNICIAN SITE ASSISTANT
Career and Technical Certificate (CTC), Certificate of Technical Studies (CTS), Technical Diploma (TD), Degree (AAS)