Consider majoring in our Forest Technology program if...
- You want to make a difference in your outdoor environment
- You are interested in field-oriented study
- You are interested in ecology, forests, and wildlife
- You want to work for the Pennsylvania Bureau of Forestry or for a tree care company
Penn State Mont Alto was founded as the nation's first public forest academy and has a rich tradition of conservation and environmental awareness.
At Mont Alto, the Forest Technology major isn't just about trees. It's about nature and science, environment and research, conservation and technology. Forest technicians are trained to perform fieldwork in forest management, tree care, and wildlife management. They conduct forest inventories, gather research data, mark timber, and supervise timber sales.
The Forest Technology associate degree program can help you prepare for a career in forestry and natural resources management. You will gain classroom knowledge and field skills to build your career. Half of the Forest Technology class time is spent outdoors giving our students invaluable hands-on training!
Our Forest Technology curriculum is accredited by the Society of American Foresters (SAF), and one of only 22 accredited programs in North America.
Careers for Forest Technology program graduates
Forest technicians are trained to perform fieldwork in forest management, tree care, and wildlife management. They conduct forest inventories, gather research data, mark timber, and supervise timber sales. They are employed as:
- Forest Technicians
- Land Surveyors
- Plant health care specialists
- Soil conservation technicians
- Urban foresters
- Utility foresters
- Wildland firefighters
Forest technology students are involved with the Woodsmen Team, a coed University club sport, and the Forestry Club, a student chapter of the Society of American Foresters.
Many of our graduates continue their education toward a baccalaureate degree. Forest Technology students can transition to bachelor of science programs at the Penn State Department of Ecosystem Science and Management.
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