Forestry & Natural Resources

Located on 280 pristine acres of oak woodland, mixed conifer forest, and chaparral, Columbia College is the perfect setting to develop the skills, knowledge, and experience necessary for a career in the field of Natural Resources. Coupled with the High Sierra Institute at Baker Station near the crest of the Sonora Pass, Columbia offers numerous learning opportunities and varied career options. If you know exactly what path you want to study, click on the Program of Study link below to learn more. If you know the general idea of a Natural Resources is a field you want to pursue, but not the specific major yet, find the Launchpad below for a list of good classes to get you started in that direction.

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Launchpad - Getting Started! 

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Here's a great first semester plan!

We call it a Launchpad... a group of classes that will get you exploring and moving toward your goals, even if you are still trying to figure out what those specific goals are!

Launchpad: Forestry & Natural Resources (15-18 units)
  • FNR 1 - Environmental Conservation or FNR 2 Introduction to Forestry (3 units)
  • GEOGR 59 - Geographic Information & Global Positioning Systems (GIS) (3 units)
  • ENGL 1A or 1A:E - English Composition (3-5 units)
  • STEM General Ed (select one)
    • MATH 2: Statistics (4 units)
    • FNR 6: Soil Resources (3 units)
    • BIOL 24: Introduction to Environmental Science (4 units)
  • Guidance Course (select one)
    • GUIDE 18 - Life Skills for Higher Education (college success) (3 units)
    • GUIDE 1 - Career/Life Planning (3 units)


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