Forestry & Natural Resources 

Our Forestry and Natural Resources (FNR) program equips students with the applied skills, training and experience for immediate entry into the workforce, and also can work toward transfer requirements for four year universities. Students learn to identify and examine real-world examples and implications of forest, water and overall natural resource management.

Core Forestry & Natural Resources classes include:

  • Introduction to Forestry
  • Dendrology
  • Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
  • Natural Resource Conservation

Related Electives include:

  • Plant Biology and Ecology
  • Field Biology and/or Geology
  • Fire-Fuels Management
  • California Wildlife


FNR Majors go into a variety of careers. Some examples are:

At the Certificate Level: At the Associate's Level: At the Bachelor's Level or Beyond:
Biology Technician Timer Cruiser Wildlife Biologist
Recreation Technician Interpreter Watershed Manager
Interpretive Guide Utility Forester Silviculturist
Arborist Wilderness Ranger Ecologist
GIS Technician  Land Surveyor Resource Officer

Please see a counselor for major preparation and general education that will best meet your specific goals.

AA-T/AS-T = Associates of Arts/Science Degree for Transfer Earned by completing requirements in the academic major, a transfer general education pattern, and a total of 60 transferable units that would be the typical first two years of a 4-year degree; provides a clear transfer pathway to CSU.
AA/AS = Associate of Arts/Science Degree Earned by completing requirements in the academic major, a general education pattern, and a total of 60 degree-applicable units.
COA = Certificate of Achievement Formally recognizes a student’s competence in a program of study and prepares students for employment in a career/technical field. Also available for completion of a General Education Pattern for transfer. Will appear on the student’s academic transcript.
SAC = Skills Attainment Certificate Prepares students for employment with experience in specific career/technical fields. Do not appear on official transcripts.
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