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 Bachelors 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


Students successfully completing the Associate Degree have a solid foundation for pursuing further education in FNR or a related field. To transfer to CSU or UC, please see a  counselor  for your best major preparation and general education pattern for your specific goals.

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