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Technical Schools

Directory of American Technical Schools Offering Post-Secondary Education in Forestry and Forest Products Technology


Forestry Institute for Teachers - The goal of FIT is to provide K-12 teachers with the knowledge, skills and tools to effectively teach their students about the intricate relationship between forest ecology and resource management. There are 3 sessions held annually, all in settings ideal for on-site study of forest ecology and management issues.

Reedley College, Forestry & Natural Resources Program is a Society of American Foresters (SAF) accredited program leading to a Forestry/Natural Resources AS degree. The Forestry program is the only two-year forestry technician program in California that is accredited by the Society of American Foresters, which helps manage an 800-acre school forestry laboratory at YMCA Camp Sequoia Lake near Sequoia National Park, and has a unique five-month internship.


Front Range Community College – Larimer Campus - A forestry degree prepares students for a wide range of careers in natural resources. Students gain practical skills in forestry, wildlife, aquaculture, fisheries, wildland fire, and the computer analysis of natural resources. Students participate in community natural resources projects.


Abraham Baldwin Agriculture College, Department of Forest Resources prepares students for success in careers focused on the sustainable management of natural resources - a vital consideration of modern agriculture and life. By taking part in immersive, hands-on curricula, students learn how to meet society’s demands on forests and wildlife populations while preserving the productivity and beauty of natural landscapes


Allegany College of Maryland, Forest Technology Program - The Forestry Program is about options! You don’t need to decide right now which Forestry path to take. Talk to a forestry advisor first.


Itasca Community College, Natural Resources - The Natural Resource program provides students with the knowledge and skills to be proficient in the technical aspects of management and protection of forest resources, the ability to successfully perform as forest technicians with a scientific knowledge base and an understanding of social and environmental issues within the natural resources field.

New Hampshire

University of New Hampshire, Thompson School - Students in UNH’s forest technology program, which is accredited by the Society of American Foresters, spend a lot of time in the largest “classroom” on campus: UNH’s 3,000-acre woodlands. In fact, for every hour you spend indoors, you’ll spend two hours immersed in this living laboratory studying tree ecology and forest habitats and learning how to harvest, mill and sell forest products while balancing the principles of conservation and sustainability. After obtaining an associate degree in forest technology, qualified students may then transfer to the university’s accredited four-year forestry program and obtain a bachelor’s degree in two additional years with a full-time course of study.

Haywood Community College, Division of Natural Resources - The Natural Resources System curriculum is designed to provide the practice and academic skills essential for success in Natural Resource Management.

New York

Paul Smith's College - Our graduates are professional surveyors, fisheries and wildlife scientists, arborists and tree care specialists, professional foresters and forest scientists, outdoor recreation outfitters and backcountry guides, educators, business owners, and community leaders.

SUNY ESF Ranger School - State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry Ranger School. The program is administered by and is an integral part of the Department of Forest and Natural Resources Management. This unique model of a single professional faculty offering all levels of study from technical through postdoctoral emphasizes the teamwork approach to forest resource science and management espoused by the faculty.

North Carolina

Montgomery Community College - Forest Management Technology is an Associate of Applied Science program designed to train individuals in technical forest management skills and help them develop competencies in various woodland operations. Graduates should be able to carry out woodland activities prescribed by landowners and/or consulting foresters and private forest industries, or they may acquire positions as forest technicians with federal and state forestry agencies.

Wayne Community College Forest Management Technology - Wayne Community College has the oldest 2 year forestry technicians program in North Carolina. WCC is situated in Goldsboro,centrally located in the eastern half of North Carolina close proximity to both the piedmont and coastal plain. Training involves a variety of classroom and laboratory coursework leading to an Associates of Applied Science Degree in Forest Management Technology. Job opportunities are excellent in North Carolina and beyond. Opportunies also exist for articulation with The College of Natural Resources at NC State University.


Hocking College, School of Natural Resources- Combine a solid academic background with extensive field training. Explore issues of forest management, forest ecology, reforestation, and reclamation. You'll learn to use forest management tools and equipment, conduct forest inventories, plant trees and much more.


Eastern Oklahoma State College, Forestry Department - Eastern's Forestry Department offers the following degrees. Forestry/Natural Resources (Associate in Science) Options in: Forestry, Environmental Science/Natural Resources, Wildlife Conservation, and Range Ecosystem Management. Forestry Technology (Associate in Applied Science in Agriculture)


Central Oregon Community College, Forest Technology - The Forestry Resources Technology program prepares students for immediate employment in forestry related industries.

Forest Engineering Inc. has been providing solutions to complex forestry problems throughout the world since 1980. We design and implement a variety of techniques which allow forestry operations to meet physical, economic, and environmental goals. We offer a variety of challenging and practical workshops.

Lumber Quality Institute- A Leader in Providing Quality-Related Training and Consulting Services for the Forest Products Industry


Penn State Mont Alto's Forest Technology Program- Are you thinking about becoming a forester? Then Penn State Mont Alto is the right school to go to. We have excellent faculty who will teach you what you need to know about forest technology and help you succeed in a forestry career.

Pennsylvania College of Technology, Forestry Department - The curriculum prepares students for technical and mid-management positions in forestry production, wood processing and manufacturing industries. The coursework emphasizes outdoor learning and practical hands-on experience. It provides both an academic and a specialized background needed for a variety of careers in forestry.

South Carolina

Horry-Georgetown Technical College Forestry Management Technology Program - located in Georgetown, South Carolina offers a two-year Associate Degree in Forestry Management Technology. This five semester program exposes students to a broad base of forestry management topics including silviculture, timber harvesting, forest fire protection, Geographic Information Systems, Global Posistioning Systems, Insect & Disease identification, mapping, etc.


NHLA Inspector Training School - In 1948, the National Hardwood Lumber Association established a vocational training school to teach the rules and application of the NHLA grading system and help meet the industry’s increasing demand for skilled lumber inspectors. Since its inception, NHLA Inspector Training School has trained over 6,500 lumber inspectors.


Dabney S. Lancaster Community College, Forest Technology - This program, the only one of its kind in Virginia, is designed for persons who seek employment in forestry occupations. Students use industry-standard equipment and gain practical experience through summer internships across the country with organizations such as the U.S. Forest Service, Virginia Department of Forestry and private forestry employers.


Spokane Community College, Natural Resources Department - The first year curriculum is the same for all Natural Resources options at Spokane Community College. The second year offers several options: Forestry, Wildlife/Fisheries, Parks and Recreation, Soils.

West Virginia

Glenville State College, Forest Technology Major - This major provides a pathway for associate degree students in forest technology to continue their education and receive the baccalaureate degree. Students broaden their perspectives in the natural resource area for careers with government agencies as well as the private sector. Graduates have the necessary credentials to be registered as a professional forester and practice forestry in West Virginia as a technician or profession