This is a course designed for students considering a career in any phase of forest management, wildlife conservation, wood harvesting, or heavy equipment operation. It offers a combination of classroom instruction, field trips, and hands-on training in the woods. Safety is the number one priority throughout the course. Students study forest management, chainsaw safety, GPS training, operation & maintenance, heavy equipment safety, operation & maintenance; and timber harvesting. Students may operate a John Deere 440D cable skidder as well as operating chainsaws and hand tools. Recent additions to the program include computer simulators to learn to operate a single grip harvester & processor. Students may work to become a licensed arborist.
Articulation: University of Maine at Fort Kent 7-8 credits
Certifications possible: CPR, CLP Apprenticeship, Tractor Safety Certification, First Aid
This course is held at FTC .