Ideally located in the commercial timber producing region of Georgia, Alabama, and Florida, the Forestry program at Andrew College is designed to train students to perform technical aspects of forestry and tackle everyday woodland operations. The Forestry program offers students a two year associate of science degree in which they have the option to graduate and enter the job market or transfer to another institution to complete their Bachelor's degree. The specialized program focuses on commercial forest management, however, students will learn all sides of forest resources management and can extend their career paths into forestry, natural resources conservation & management, fisheries & wildlife, and forest business to name a few.
The Forestry program at Andrew is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), a regional body for the accreditation of degree-granting higher education institutions in the Southern States.
Although the majority of classes will be taught on campus, a significant portion of classes and labs will be taught outdoors. Field labs are carried out on various ecosystem and diverse forest management regimes. Andrew College has fostered great relationships with industrial & non-industrial landowners, public organizations, and private companies (e.g., lumber, pulp, paper and engineered wood products) who not only help run field labs, but also help our graduates to find employment soon after graduation. Students also take part in supervised internship which is vital to their academic training in Forestry.
Internships: Students will take part in a supervised internship of their chosen field, allowing them to see the theoretical concepts learned in the classroom in operation within the real world. The internship will provide students opportunities to learn from the professionals and also provide excellent contact to future employers. In order to be prepared for these internships, students must maintain a 2.0 grade point average both within their field and overall.
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Possible Career Options
Forest Logging Supervisor
Nursery Manager and Christmas Tree Farmer