Unique Educational Opportunity in Central Louisiana
Educational training for the second largest industry in Louisiana is offered right here in central Louisiana. The specialized forest technology degree was instituted in 1976 at the Oakdale Campus (117 Highway 1152) of Central Louisiana Technical Community College in Allen Parish and continues to prepare students to work in the forest industry at the technician level. The program is 18 to 24 months and features classroom instruction coupled with significant hands-on (60%) training, labs and field trips. The opportunity for internships and work-based partnerships are presently in development.
CLTCC Forestry is accredited by the Council on Occupational Education and is monitored by an advisory committee composed of forestry professionals from private industry, government, and forestry related support organizations. Courses in the program include Dendrology (tree identification), forest surveying, GPS/GIS applications, forest fire protection, and prescribed burning, insect and disease control, wildlife management, forest harvesting, and forest products.
Graduates are employed throughout Louisiana and beyond for both private industry and government agencies. Forest technicians are still in demand and the CLTCC Forestry Technology Program is a broad-based, comprehensive curriculum that can provide students with the skills to address the needs of the forest industry.
For more information on this program call: Brian Thompson at (318)335-3944 ext. 3118,