Bakersfield College


Forestry Associate in Arts

The program provides a broad general experience in the arts and science to develop an individual with a well-rounded education, and a core of basic courses which furnish the student with a perspective of the scientific and professional area of forestry, natural resources, fisheries and wildlife. The pre-forestry, resource conservation and wildlife management program at Bakersfield College should conform to the recommended program as prescribed by the school to which the student wishes to transfer. Students planning to go to work after completing a two-year degree should complete the Associate in Science degree and not the Associate in Arts degree. Career opportunities include forestry, fishing industries and wildlife management.

To Achieve the Associate in Arts
Upon completion of the following courses with at least a ‘C’ grade in each course, the student will be awarded a Forestry Associate in Arts.

To Transfer Coursework
A minimum of 24 semester units in the major with a grade of ‘C’ or better while maintaining a minimum grade point average of at least 2.0 in all California State University transferable coursework.

Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion, the student will:

  • demonstrate managerial and leadership abilities in agriculture classes for employment that will enhance opportunities and success in the agriculture industry in the 21st century.
  • master skills needed for baccalaureate level education or obtain a certificate.
  • demonstrate specific skills within agriculture disciplines needed for employment

Total Units: 24

Required Courses

Course Number Course Title Units
AGBS B2 Agricultural Economics 3.0
SOIL B1 Introduction to Soil Science 3.0
AGRI B1 Agriculture, Environment & Society 3.0
FORE B2 Natural Resources 3.0
FORE B6 Forestry Skills 3.0
FORE B1 Introduction to Forestry 3.0
or FORE B3 Wildlife Management 3.0
FORE B4 Wildlife Law Enforcement 3.0
or FORE B5 Identification of California Wildlife 3.0
or FORE B7 Wildland Fire Management 3.0
or CRPS B3 Integrated Pest Management 3.0
or COMP B2 Introduction to Computer Information Systems 3.0
or COMP B5 Introduction to Microsoft Office 3.0
WEXP B248 Occupational Work Experience Education 1.0
AGRI B49 Agriculture Leadership Training 2.0

**The courses and unit values on this page are representative of the typical values and courses required by this program. They are taken from the most current catalog, and therefore may not be accurate for the degree or certificate requirements for some students, depending on your year of catalog rights. Please refer to your appropriate catalog or see a counselor for accurate degree requirements.

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