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Forestry & Natural ResourcesC0005025

Credits: BUHS 24, Sending Schools 6

Duration: Full Year

Grades: 11 & 12


The Forestry & Natural Resources program introduces students to various forest management practices and skills involved in Natural Resource careers.  Students will develop proficiencies in several skills that include  dendrology (the study of trees); orienteering (map and compass use); tractor safety and maintenance; basic learning activities with opportunities for community service projects, field trips, job shadowing, and cooperative work placement.  Focus areas will include subsurface design and construction, sawmill operation, lumber grading, maple syrup production, skidder operation, timber harvesting, and wildland fire control.  Additionally, students will learn to identify indigenous and invasive plants and pests.  Students will have the opportunity to participate in the Northeast Training (Game of Logging) certification program.  Students will also receive industry recognized credentials in First-Aid/CPR/AED and Wildland Fire Control.  This course will provide students with the proper vocabulary, understanding, technical knowledge, and physical skills necessary for careers in natural resources.

Prerequisites: Students will need to have completed the equivalent credits to place them at the 11th grade level upon the time they enter the program. This means students need to have successfully completed a minimum  two years of high school English; two years of high school math including Algebra, two years of Social Studies,  one year of science, physical education and health requirements. Or the permission from the WRCC director to apply. 

Students must have completed at least one core general education high school Math or Science course related to the pathway with a grade of 70 or better before they are eligible to apply for a program/pathway.

Students must have a ninth-grade reading level with some higher-level vocabulary. Students must have the ability to work outside in various weather conditions.



WRCC Related Courses
WRCC Algebra II - CM007822 (block, semester)
Essentials of Math for College & Careers - CM007824 (block, semester)
Essentials of Math for College & Careers - CM007826 (single period, year-long, filling the block for level 2 students)
Professional English I - CE000215 (block, semester)
Professional English II - CE000217 (block, semester)
Professional English II - CE000218 (single period, year-long, filling the block for level 2 students)

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