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Why Choose WWCC for Forest Ecology & Management?

Healthy forests are key to a healthy planet. They provide clean air, water and a home for wild animals. And they’re a source of valuable resources like timber. In our program, you’ll get a strong background in using plant science and spatial analysis tools like GIS (Geographic Information Systems) to plan, maintain and preserve forests.

We’ve designed this program for people who want to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Forestry at Washington State University (WSU). You can complete your basic science and general ed courses here. Then you can transfer to WSU to finish your upper-level courses.

Careers in Forest Ecology & Management

Make the Outdoors Your Office

A career in forestry can offer a lot of variety. Foresters work on public and private lands—and for environmental groups. As a forester, you might monitor the health of soil, water and trees. You could restore wildlife habitat or manage forest resources. You might carry out plans to help prevent fires. Or you could work with landowners to remove timber and prepare sites for new trees. In forestry, you can have an active outdoor career using science to make a positive impact on the environment.

Certificates & Degrees in Forest Ecology & Management

This degree provides the science and general education courses needed for students who are planning a future transfer to major in Forest Ecology and Management at Washington State University (WSU). Students who complete the AAS-T requirements will begin with junior standing at WSU.

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Forest Ecology and Management Program Details

Program Outcomes

  • An understanding of discipline-specific terminology and methods.
  • An ability to use discipline-specific tools and/or techniques correctly.
  • Critical thinking skills necessary in water and natural resources, including problem-solving skills and the use of data.
  • The ability to research, interpret, and communicate concepts.
  • An understanding of the relationships between course concepts and society, including the impact of course-specific technology.

Scholarship Opportunities

At WWCC, we’ll help you find scholarships that may be open to you. Scholarships provide money for school that you don’t have to pay back. They can be used for things like tuition, books, tools and fees. They come from sources like the WWCC Foundation, local businesses and private funds. Some

WWCC programs also have scholarships for students working toward a certain certificate or degree. You might qualify based on good grades, financial need or the potential to benefit from school. The bottom line: You have options. We’ll help you explore them at WWCC.

Paying for Your Degree

There are lots of ways to pay for college. We will work with you to find the right mix of support so that you can go after your dreams. Talk with us to learn more about:

  • Work study — work part-time on campus while you earn your degree.
  • Emergency funds — for students who are struggling to make ends meet.

You can go to college. Start exploring your options today.

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