Bakersfield College


Forestry Certificate of Achievement

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.

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.

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.

Total Units: 33

Required Courses

Course # Name Units
AGBS B2 Agricultural Economics 3.0
SOIL B1 Introduction to Soil Science 3.0
AGRI B1 Agriculture, Environment and 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 # Name 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 Parks and Outdoor Recreation 3.0
BIOL B11 Concepts of Biology 4.0
COMP B5 Introduction to Microsoft Office 3.0