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Goals and Objectives


At Penn State Mont Alto, the Forest Technology Program is guided by the following principles.

MISSION: To provide high quality technical training in forest and natural resource management.


  • To train field personnel in the technical aspects of evaluating, managing and protecting forest resources.
  • For students to develop competencies in field applications of classroom theory in forestry related technical subject areas.


  • Demonstrate knowledge of the skills needed to gain employment  or to continue their education in forestry or closely related field
  • Improve written and spoken communication
  • Learn interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Develop a view of tolerance and ethics
  • Gain a broader perspective in education through general studies in the arts, humanities, social and behavioral sciences and natural sciences.