Natural Resources

Forestry Management Technology, Timber Harvesting Emphasis - Associate in Applied Science

The only associate degree program of its kind in South Carolina, the Forestry Management Technology - Timber Harvesting Emphasis program provides students with the knowledge and ability to work as middle-management professionals, qualified to work with a logger, timber buyer, or graduate professional forester in the timber-buying field. 

Graduates will be qualified for entry-level positions with pulp and timber companies, timber buyers and brokers, timber-harvesting firms, and other industries where the skills of surveying, timber cruising, map drawing, and forest management are needed. 

The Forestry Management Technology program is approved for Cooperative Work Experience. 

Credit Requirements: 78 semester credit hours

Career Outlook

A timber harvesting or forest technician (logging supervisor) has the technical knowledge and ability to supervise timber sales and logging operations; survey land; inventory timber volumes; manage sawmill operations; and sell wood products. Graduates of the Forestry Management Technology program are qualified for entry-level positions with pulp and timber companies, logging operations, timber brokers or buyers, and other industries where the skills of surveying, timber cruising, heavy equipment operation,>map drawing, and forest management are needed.

Students have the opportunity to become certified in the following areas: TOP Logger, South Carolina Commercial Pesticide License, American Red Cross First Aid and CPR.

For more information about careers, visit O*Net Online for an overview of South Carolina and National earnings statistics, and Horry Georgetown Technical College's Career Resource Center for more employment, career, and professional development resources.

Employers of HGTC Alumni Include:

  • Kapstone
  • MeadWestvaco Corporation
  • RockTenn
  • International Paper Company
  • Canal Wood Corporation
  • Canfor-New South, Inc.
  • American Forest Resources
  • Collum Lumber Company
  • Georgia-Pacific Corporation
  • Weyerhauser Corporation
  • Low Country Forest Products

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