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Fog in Forest
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Academic CredentialAssociate in Arts (AA)
Total Credit Hours60
Average Time to Complete2 yrs.
Academic PathwayScience, Technology, Engineering & Math
AdvisorCarrie Fioramonti
Associate Professor of Biology
850.769.1551 ext. 4010

Senior Administrative AssistantKathy Bleday

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Forestry, AA

Do You Love Being Outside?

Are you a bona fide tree-hugger and just love walking through the woods? Then Forestry is the program for you! Foresters work for the US Department of Agriculture and there are state and federal forests all over the United States. Some foresters work for big, private land owners and their job focuses on managing the forest resources so the company earns a steady income. A few foresters may work for state or federal parks, and they may do as much educational outreach as they do forest management.

Why Choose a Career in Forestry?

The US has a lot of land covered in forests, and forests are incredibly important to our economy as products from lumber to medicine are produced every day. We need people to work in our forests and make sure we are managing them properly. Because there are so many different types of jobs, go to the Bureau of Labor Statistics to learn more about salaries.

Based on the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for Foresters and conservation scientists was $60,220 in May 2015.

Why Should I Pick the Forestry Program at GCSC

For a career in forestry, you need to earn a bachelor’s degree and maybe pursue a more specialized degree at the master’s level. Gulf Coast State College in Panama City, Florida, has some of the lowest tuition rates in the state, but we provide high-quality education. Your biology professors are dedicated to teaching,  have connections in the community,  and are able to help you obtain internships.

Lgos in Forest

Forestry Course Requirements

English I & II
Visual and Performing Arts
Behavioral Sciences
Technical Writing
Public Speaking
Biology Courses
Microcomputer Applications
Economics, Micro

A complete list of courses with descriptions can be found in the Catalog

What can you do with a Forestry AA Degree?

In this field, people find careers as:

Forest and Conservation Workers
Log Graders and Scalers
Range Managers
Park Naturalists

Gulf Coast alumni of this program have continued their education at:

University of Florida
Auburn University

Gulf Coast State College does not discriminate against any person in its programs, activities, policies or procedures on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, national origin, marital status, religion, age, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. All questions or inquiries regarding compliance with laws relating to non-discrimination and all complaints regarding sexual misconduct or discrimination, may be directed to Lee Wood, Executive Director, Human Resources/Title II/504/Title IX Coordinator and Employment Equity Officer, Gulf Coast State College, 5230 W. US Highway 98, Panama City, FL 32401.