FVCC’s Forestry transfer curriculum provides students with foundational knowledge in forestry, biology, chemistry and calculus while preparing them to transfer to the University of Montana-Missoula’s College of Forestry and Conservation to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree.
A degree in forestry opens doors to job opportunities in science, industry and environmental management.
With an abundance of public and private forest lands, Northwest Montana is an ideal place to study forestry. FVCC’s Forestry transfer curriculum emphasizes interaction with practicing professionals and provides students with lots of opportunities to observe field management situations. Many of the courses include strong field trip components and utilize advanced technology such as Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
- Students who intend to seek a career in forestry can complete most of the first two pre-professional years of study at FVCC to ready themselves for their junior year at the University of Montana-Missoula.
- Graduates of UM’s College of Forestry and Conservation are prepared for professional positions as forest and land managers with responsibilities ranging from the production of forest-based goods to recreation, timber, water, range, and wildlife issues.
Attributes of Successful Forestry Professionals
- Ability to think critically and solve problems
- Technologically savvy
- Mathematically adept
- Physically fit
- Enjoy working outside in all types of terrain and weather conditions