Natural Resources - Forestry Technician (AAS-T)

This degree is built upon the technical courses required for job preparation, but also includes a college-level general education component. This is consistent with the dual purpose of transfer and preparation for direct employment.

AAS-T degrees are NOT DIRECT TRANSFER degrees.  These are workforce degrees that contain a core of at least twenty (20) transferable general education courses including English composition (5 credits); quantitative reasoning (5 credits); and social science, humanities or science (10 credits).  Many AAS-T degrees will have significantly more than the minimum 20 credits of general education. 


Prerequisite requirements must be fulfilled prior to enrollment in most required program courses. Prerequisite requirements are listed together with titles and descriptions of required program courses in the Grays Harbor College General Catalog.

Courses (104 Credits Minimum)

Communication Skills (5 Credits)

Course Course Title Credits
ENGL&101 English Composition I 5.0

Quantitative Skills (5 Credits)

Any generally transferable math course with intermediate algebra as a required prerequisite, except MATH& 131 and MATH& 132

Please consult with your advisor on courses available in this area.

Science, Social Science, or Humanities (10 Credits)

Course Course Title Credits
ECON&202 Macro Economics or 5.0
SOC& 101 Introduction to Sociology 5.0
SPCH 101 Fundamentals of Speech 5.0

Core Courses (54 Credits)

Course Course Title Credits
NR 101 Introduction to Forest Management 5.0
NR 110 Principles of GIS 5.0
NR 131 Forest Ecology - Plant Taxonomy 5.0
NR 150 Forest Ecology - Disturbances 5.0
NR 158 Work Experience Seminar 2.0
NR 160 Forest Ecology - Habitats 5.0
NR 250 GIS and Remote Sensing in Natural Resource Mgmt 5.0
NR 258 Cooperative Work Experience or 5.0
NR 259 Cooperative Work Experience 5.0
NR 260 Forest Mensuration 5.0
NR 270 Silviculture 5.0
NR 280 Harvest Systems and Products 5.0
NR 285 Forest Resource Planning 2.0

General Courses (5 Credits)

Course Course Title Credits
ENGL&235 Technical Writing 5.0

Select Five of the Following Courses (25 Credits)

Course Course Title Credits
BA 174 Small Business Management 5.0
BIOL&160 General Biology w/lab 5.0
BIOL&211 Biol Science I: Majors Cellular 5.0
BUS& 101 Introduction to Business 5.0
CHEM&121 Introduction to Chemistry w/Lab 5.0
CHEM&161 General Chemistry w/Lab I 5.0
EARTH102 Earth Science 5.0
ENVS&100 Survey of Environmental Science 5.0
GEOL&101 Introduction to Physical Geology w/Lab 5.0
NR 120 Society and Natural Resources 5.0

Grays Harbor College complies with all Federal and State rules and regulations and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, or status as a veteran.

This page is intended to summarize the requirements for degrees and certificates at Grays Harbor College. For complete requirements, please see the Academic Catalog.