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Campus: Larimer Campus

Forestry Certificate

My Academic Plan

Courses are displayed to show the fastest path to your certificate and should be completed in the order listed. If you are unable to complete all courses listed in a semester, complete as many courses in this sequence as your schedule allows. If you have questions or concerns about your MAP, please see your Pathways Advisor.

Program Description

This program is designed for students wanting to complete a one-year (two semester) Certificate in Forestry and enter the workforce. Students explore a variety of forest and land management principles. This certificate program introduces students to the principles of forest science, dendrology, forest fire behavior, silviculture principles, and research techniques. This program prepares students for entry-level careers in forestry, land use, or park settings.

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First Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
NRE 100Foundations of Forestry


NRE 110Forestry Field Techniques


ELECTIVE FSW 100/101 or Any Forestry Certificate Elective*


Total Credit Hours:9

Total Credit Hours: 9

Important Program Notes: 

Forestry Certificate Electives*: BIO 111, BIO 112, BIO 222, CHE 101, ENV 101, FSW 100, FSW 101, FSW 143, GIS 210, NRE 101, NRE 114, NRE 121, NRE 200, NRE 204, NRE 205, NRE 215, NRE 230, NRE 232, NRE 265, NRE 278, NRE 280, NRE 285, OUT 156, OUT 157, OUT 158, REC 210, or REC 211.