Forest Technology is an intensive program of instruction and training to prepare individuals for service in different aspects of forest management operations.
Major topics of the program include: the role of foresters in society; the identification and evaluation of forest and ornamental woody species; the manipulation of forest stands to produce specific benefits; the impacts of fire, insects, and disease in forest stands; forest measurement and mapping methods; and timber harvesting and utilization systems.
As a Park Ranger for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, we have to deal with a variety of issues pertaining to natural resources and with the knowledge and skills I've gained under Mr. Floyd at Holmes, I recommend this program to everyone who is interested in working outdoors.
AGT 1714 - Applied Soil Conservation and Use
This course is designed to introduce the student to the general principles of soil management, as it relates to forest growth. Three lectures. Two hours laboratory. Four hours credit.
FOT 1114 - Forest Measurements I
A classroom and field study of the basic principles and skills required for timber measurements. Direct and indirect systems of measurement and volume computation, forest type mapping, and graphic reporting are studied and practiced including an examination of current techniques of forest and timber inventory, stratification of volume tables and their use. Required are formal cruise reports, preparation of a cruise map, and the application of basic statistical knowledge to timber measurements. Two lectures. Four hours laboratory. Four hours credit.
FOT 1124 - Forest Measurements II
A continuation of Forest Measuration I with emphasis on electronic and computer applications in forest measurements. Two lectures. Four hours laboratory. Four hours credit.
FOT 1314 - Forest Protection
A comprehensive course designed to give the student knowledge in identifying forest insects, diseases, and methods and techniques in con- trolling these. Also covers preventing and controlling forest fire. Two lectures. Four hours laboratory. Four hours credit.
FOT 1414 - Forest Products Utilization
The emphasis of this course includes primary and secondary products derived from wood and how they are manufactured and used in today's society. One lecture. Four hours laboratory. Four hours credit.
FOT 1714 - Applied Dendrology
An elementary study of trees; the habitats and principle botanical features, forms, functions, and ecological relationships. The major commercially important forest trees of the region are examined in class and through extensive field and laboratory studies. Scientific classification of plants and identification of local flora are emphasized. Two lectures. Four hours laboratory. Four hours credit.
FOT 1813 - Introduction to Forestry
This course is designed to acquaint the student with the role of a forest technician. Emphasis is placed on educational and job requirements, du- ties, career and salaries. The student is also made aware of how forestry fits into the state, national and international scene. Three lectures. Three hours credit.
FOT 2124 - Forest Surveying
A course to provide land surveying skills required in the forest industry. Includes instruction in interpreting legal descriptions, deeds, maps, and aerial photographs, and demonstration of equipment use and surveying practices. Two lectures. Four hours laboratory. Four hours credit.
FOT 2214 -- Applications of GIS/GPS in Forestry
This course includes using remote sensing, interpretation, and application of aerial photos and other remote sensing images in forestry. This course also included the global positioning system and other remote sensing devices used in forestry. Two lectures. Four hours laboratory. Four hours credit.
FOT 2424 - Timber Harvesting
Principles of cost control and methods of harvesting timber drops are provided. Methods of buying and selling timber are emphasized in laboratory and field exercises. Two lectures. Four hours laboratory. Four hours credit.
FOT 2614 - Silviculture I
A comprehensive course dealing with environmental and physiological factors and their influences on forest growth. Two lectures. Four hours laboratory. Four hours credit.
FOT 2624 - Silviculture II
A continuation of Silviculture I. Two lectures. Four hours laboratory. Four hours credit.
FOT 2914 - Special Problems in Forest Technology
A course designed to provide the student with practical application of skills and knowledge gained in other Forest Technology courses. The instructor works closely with the student to insure that the selection of a project will enhance the student's learning experience. Eight hours laboratory. Four hours credit.
FOT 292(1-6) - Internship for Specialization
A continuation of FOT 2914. One to six weeks. One to six hours credit.