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Forestry (AS)

Reedley College
Program overview
2 years
Associate's degree
Scholarships available
Start dates
Spring 2021

Spring 2021

Program description


This Reedley College Associate of Science in Forestry offers students a unique opportunity to become a qualified Forestry Technician. This is the only California, 2-year college accredited by the Society of American Foresters. Graduates are typically recruited as utility foresters and timber management technicians for federal, state and private natural resources companies and agencies. Classes include academic and extensive handson training within the 700-acre Reedley College forest, and a 1.5-mile riparian zone on campus along the Kings River

Admission requirements

International Students

  1. File a completed application with the Admissions Office.
  2. Submit one transcript in English translation of all work completed in high school and college along with the results of any general matriculation or school leaving examinations.
  3. Submit an affidavit of financial support.
  4. Submit evidence of a negative tuberculin skin test taken in the U.S. not more than six months prior to entering college.
  5. Show proof of medical insurance or purchase insurance offered through the college.
  6. Submit a total score of 500 or better on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Please write to the following address to make arrangements to take the test: Test of English as a Foreign Language Educational Testing Service Princeton, NJ, USA 08540

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the college website.

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Program content

Semester 1

  • Introduction to Forestry
  • Natural Resources Career Preparation
  • Forest Ecosystems
  • Forest Protection
  • Introduction to Forestry Field Studies
  • Forestry Field Studies
  • Contemporary Mathematics of Elementary Statistics
  • Math Center
  • Animal Packing

Semester 2

  • Computers in Natural Resources
  • Dendrology
  • Aerial Photo Interpretation and GIS
  • Physical Education
  • Interpretation of Natural Resources
  • Forestry Field Studies II
  • Reading and Composition


  • Cooperative Work Experience, Forestry

Semester 3

  • Forest Measurements
  • Advanced Field Studies
  • Natural Resources
  • Public Speaking
  • General Psychology

Semester 4

  • Introduction to Forest Surveying
  • Silviculture
  • Forest and Resource Management
  • Forest Products
  • American Government
  • Humanities/Arts

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the college website for more information.

Tuition fees

Tuition fees for out-of-state & international students: $3,480.00 per semester



  • Certificate of Achievement (CA)
  • Associates in Science (AS)

Career opportunities

Graduates with this degree may pursue a variety of jobs including: Forestry Technician , Forest Service, Park Service, Fuels Manager, Utility Forestry, Cal Fire, GIS Technician, Timber Technician, Nursery Technician

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About this institute

Reedley College

Reedley College offers an AS degree or Certificates with an opportunity to transfer to 4 year Universities. Our most notable degrees are: Business Administration, Dental Assisting, Certified Nursing Assistant, Forestry & Wildfire Resources, Mechanized Agriculture, Aviation Maintenance, Animal Science, Mechanized...

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Contact info

Reedley College

995 N. Reed Ave
93654 Reedley California
United States of America

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