Forest Technology

Associate of Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.)
Student cutting tree

About this program

Imagine a career where you could spend your days outside? 当你在森林科技中定义你的未来时,你可以实现这一点. 该计划采用动手的方法,为您在林业生产中的技术和中层管理职位做好准备, wood processing, federal and state agencies, and manufacturing industries. 学习从GPS/GIS技术和数据收集工具到植物学和野生动物的一切. And you’ll do it in our state-of-the-art Earth Science Center, experimental forest with 200 acres of timber, and fully equipped sawmill.

Forest Technology is accredited by the Society of American Foresters.

Next steps...

You're on your way to becoming a tomorrow maker.


Square-Foot Sawmill


Acres of Timber

Opportunity to Earn 4 Certifications


  • Forest fire control
  • Wildlife habitat improvement
  • Timber estimation, marking, and stand improvement
  • Location and survey of forest property lines
  • Government agencies

Society of American Foresters (SAF)
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澳门太阳城澳门太阳城相信你的教育经历应该超越专业技能. Real-world ready means taking a broader approach that builds communication skills, inspires collaboration, and encourages exploration of arts, history, and science.

专业化需要深入的知识和高水平的熟练程度. Students learn and apply major-specific concepts, skills, and methods.

透视图是观点,提供了多种理解、交互和分析的方式 influencing the world. 学生识别、解释和利用澳门太阳城和教师使用的方法 研究、分析或理解问题并提供解决方案的专业人士.

  • Basic Botany (BIO111)
  • Core Social Science Perspective (SSP)

​​Foundations are the practical, intellectual, and social skills: communication, 协作,批判性和伦理思维,定量思维和技术素养 这对每个学生在每个教育阶段和每个人生阶段都是至关重要的.

  • English Composition I (ENL111)
  • Information, Technology & Society (CSC124)
  • English Composition II (ENL121) or
  • Technical & Professional Communication (ENL201) or
  • Fundamentals of Speech (SPC101) or
  • Interpersonal Communication (SPC201)
  • Technical Algebra & Trigonometry I (MTH123) or
  • College Algebra & Trigonometry I (MTH181)
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Virtual Tour

Get a glimpse of the Schneebeli Earth Science Center. 作为森林技术项目的学生,你将在这里度过大部分时间. ESC距离校园只有20分钟的路程,坐落在400多英亩的“大户外”上.” Explore the trail system, a pond and a fully functioning mill.

Earth Science Center

Earth Science Center

澳门太阳城的地球科学中心获得真实世界的经验,在那里你将在三个实验森林地点工作, which are home to 785 acres of timber. And our 8,000平方英尺的锯木厂有许多工业设备,如除湿干燥窑, dozer, John Deere 440C skidder, CAT D3 skidder dozer, John Deer 380 forklift, and a 2011 tandem International logging truck with Prentice loader.

Student Experience

Katalynn interned on a reservation, 帮助印第安事务局-落基山区评估445范围内的林地,000-acre reservation in Lame Deer, Montana.

“我整个夏天都在野外,与树木和野生动物互动! 没有多少专业能提供这样的机会,更不用说在这样贫瘠的国家实习了.”


Katalynn Thomas

Forest Technology

Tour Schedule

Seeing is believing.

Think Penn College might be a good fit for you? 制定参观计划,探索实践学习的真谛.

Feb 24

Undergraduate Open House

Saturday, February 24 8:30 AM - 3 PM

Apr 7

Undergraduate Open House

Sunday, April 7 8:30 AM - 3 PM

More tour dates are on the way.

But let's customize a tour for you now. Call, chat, or email for options.

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Admissions Office

Industry Partners

Work with experts to become an expert

澳门太阳城强大的合作伙伴关系影响着你的每一步——从你在教室和实验室的第一天起, to career placement (oftentimes before graduation) and beyond.



美国林业协会(SAF)授予澳门太阳城森林技术项目到2031年的重新认证. 澳门太阳城是宾夕法尼亚州仅有的两所经saf认证的森林技术项目之一, 也是美国仅有的24个国家认可的saf认可的森林技术项目之一.  

Student Life

Lead and put your skills to the test

Forestry Club

Forestry Club

Organize and participate in social, leadership, and professional activities related to careers in forestry. 会员计划并参与大学和社区服务项目, fundraising, and the Woodmen’s Competition.

Student Organizations at Penn College

Student Organizations at Penn College

Your college experience is about more than the classroom. Join one of 65+ clubs and organizations, or create your own.

Penn College News

Penn College crew beautifies downtown garden plot



Penn College to host international Baja SAE competition

During the past decade, 澳门太阳城的Baja SAE团队成员已经进行了20多次旅行,000 miles to test their talent. 明年,他们将从主校区出发,走不到10英里的路程. 澳门太阳城将于5月16日至19日在蒙哥马利和艾伦伍德附近的Schneebeli地球科学中心举办Baja SAE竞赛. Dubbed Baja SAE Williamsport, 这项国际赛事预计将吸引80多个团队和约800名选手.


Forestry alum relives storied career’s genesis in ESC visit

他是森林技术专业的毕业生,在美国联邦调查局从事执法工作.S. 土地管理局最终在2019年被评为“年度特工”, 上周回到该地区探亲时,他回到了施尼贝利地球科学中心.

Gain global experience
Study Abroad

Gain global experience

See the world via Williamsport. 把你的教育带到国外,获得在全球范围内了解你的行业的实践经验.

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Your knowledge in practice

Internships are key for career preparation. 将你的知识应用到工作场所,了解行业的第一手资料.

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Student Experience

The community as their classroom

Forestry students tour lumberyard in heart of Appalachian hardwoods

Forestry students tour lumberyard in heart of Appalachian hardwoods

Forestry students recently traveled to Bingaman & Son Lumber Inc. for an industry tour. Students learned about the process from beginning to end, 首先从100多家不同的锯木厂接收绿色木材进行分类, grading, stickering, kiln drying and secondary manufacturing, 最后,澳门太阳城参观了一个对木材进行热改性以抵抗自然腐烂的设施. 在美国,只有少数几家企业采用这种新兴技术.S., 允许宾夕法尼亚硬木用于高性能户外应用,它们传统上没有被选择.

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View the Forest Technology Required Tools

Uniform/Safety Protection

  • Leather work gloves
  • Safety glasses
  • Safety toe boots
  • Stihl Arborist Birch Orange Hard Hat Helmet with Ear Defenders & Visor

Uniforms and tools are available for purchase through The College Store.

Graduate Data from December 2014 through May 2019:

  • Forest Technology has had 122 graduates, and a 93.8% placement rate. 
  • The Forest Technology graduation rate is 63%.
  • Average starting salary as reported by graduates is $32,440.

替代学分是指通过完成传统大学课程以外的其他方式获得的学分, including: credit by exam, articulation, proof of competency gained in high school, work/life experience, and advanced placement.

Visit the Alternative Credit Options 页面的要求和程序,并通过大学先修学分的信息.

  • Mr. Doug Beaulieu, Forester, Wagner Lumber, LLC.
  • Ms. Renee Carey, Executive Director, Northcentral Pennsylvania Conservancy
  • Mr. Gerald L Hoy, '02, Forester, PA DCNR, Bureau of Forestry
  • Ms. Sarah E Johnson, Northern Area Forest Health Specialist, PA DCNR Bureau of Forestry
  • Mr. Jeffrey Liedtka, '07, Vice President of Forestry Operations, King's Sawmill, Inc.
  • Mr. Brian A Rider, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Forest Products Association
  • Mr. Scott Shaffer, VP of Yard Operations, Bingaman & Son Lumber
  • Ms. Amy Shields, Executive Director, Allegheny Hardwood Utilization Group
  • Mr. Ray Wheeland, Owner, Wheeland Lumber Company, Inc.
  • Mr. Curtis Wolfhope, '91, '92, Sales Representative, Lewis Lumber Products, Inc.