Forest Engineering

Associate of Science Degree

Articulated with Oregon State University

Forest EngineeringThe UCC Forest Engineering program prepares students for transfer to the bachelor’s degree at Oregon State University (OSU). The curriculum is intended to meet the requirements for the first two years of course work necessary for application to the Forest Engineering professional program at OSU. Students can also take additional courses at UCC for transfer to the dual Civil and Forest Engineering program at OSU.

Students that finish the coursework will complete at UCC with a two-year AS degree. The two-year degree may also provide a direct career pathway to employment as a Forest Technician or Engineering Technician.

UCC also offers related degrees in Forest Operations, Forest Management, Forest Landscape Processes, and Natural Resources. Please contact the Jarred Saralecos (Faculty Advisor) for more information.

Special Features

Forestry students can expect to get lots of hand-on experience. Every term, students participate in approximately 10 field trips. On a weekly basis, classes are outdoors in the field. The 100-acre UCC campus and surrounding public and private lands serve as a field lab for students. Students interact with Forestry professionals regularly which gives them real-world perspectives and experiences. Additionally, topics in classroom and field work include modern approaches to Forestry including, GIS mapping, GPS techniques, and drone use in forest monitoring and renewal. 

Wade Christensen video

This military veteran opted to go to UCC and study Forestry. After graduating, he moved on to Oregon State University.

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It's easy and only requires TWO steps.

Step 1

Fill out our response form. This will alert us that you are interested in the Forestry programs.

Step 2

If you are new to UCC (you've never taken a class), apply to UCC. Otherwise, you are done for now. You will be contacted about the next steps.

Careers

Find out about jobs and career paths for Forest Engineers and Forestry Technicians.

Transfer Guide

Oregon State University

The Forest Engineering curriculum is intended to meet the requirements for the first two years of course work necessary for application to the Forest Engineering professional program at OSU. Students can also take additional courses at UCC for transfer to the dual Civil and Forest Engineering program at OSU.

Catalog Info

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Advising Guide

View / Download advising information for Forest Engineering

View / Download advising information for Dual Forest/Civil Engineering

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Why UCC?

why-uccThe freshman and sophomore years at most universities are designated pre-engineering, with the junior and senior years designated professional engineering. Many of the transfer courses during the first two years of study are math, science and elective courses. At UCC, you can take the required core courses in smaller classroom settings and at lower cost than at four-year institutions. The Associate of Science (AS) degree is awarded once all required courses, electives and general education requirements are successfully completed.

Contact

Prospective students should visit Advising and Career Services to get started and then see a program advisor (below) to develop a more focused educational plan.

Jarred Saralecos - Contact
Associate Professor, Forestry
Phone: 541-440-7825