Bakersfield College


Certificate of Achievement

Gainful Employment Information

The Certificate of Achievement in Forestry is designed for students desiring to enter the workforce after completing one year of college. Many technician level careers are available in the forestry/natural resources/wildlife fields. Career opportunities include Forestry, natural resources, wildlife, parks and outdoor recreation, fisheries, rangeland and watershed technician positions.

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

To Transfer Coursework
A minimum of 33 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: 33

Required Courses

Course Number Title Units
AGBS B2 Agricultural Economics 3.0
SOIL B1 Introduction to Soil Science 3.0
AGRI B1 Agriculture, Environment & Society 3.0
FORE B1 Introduction to Forestry 3.0
FORE B2 Natural Resources 3.0
FORE B6 Forestry Skills 3.0
WEXP B248 Occupational Work Experience Education 1.0
AGRI B49 Agriculture Leadership Training 2.0

Select 12 units from the following

Course Number Title Units
FORE B3 Wildlife Management 3.0
FORE B4 Wildlife Law Enforcement 3.0
FORE B5 Identification of California Wildlife 3.0
FORE B7 Wildland Fire Management 3.0
CRPS B3 Integrated Pest Management 3.0
CRPS B10 Plant Biology 4.0
NRES B1 Range Management 3.0
NRES B2 Park and Outdoor Recreation 3.0
BIOL B11 Concepts of Biology 4.0
COMP B5 Introduction to Microsoft Office 2010 3.0

**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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