Forestry & Park Management

Last Updated: 11/30/2020 8:36 PM

Do you enjoy being in the outdoors and working with nature? Then the Forestry & Park Management program is the program for you. Working in our sixty-eight acre lab, students will learn about Natural Resource Management, Urban Forestry, Parks & Recreation Management and Forestry & Ecosystems.


Virtual Open House

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Students will learn to apply principles of dendrology, which is the study of trees and the management of forests and forest ecosystems. They will design facilities, develop educational programs, and manage resources for use in public recreation. Students will learn how to maintain and operate equipment for maintaining wildlife habitat and supporting a variety of public recreational activities. They will also apply surveying and mapping techniques to take forest measurements. Students will develop the knowledge and skills necessary for forest reforestation, timber stand improvement, timber harvesting and forest product utilization. They will apply the principles of facility design and layout for managing fish populations in the one acre pond.


Experience and Skills Gained

  • Chainsaw maintenance and operation
  • Surveying and mapping
  • Principles of climbing and rigging
  • Advanced rope techniques
  • Utility terrain vehicle operation
  • Tractor and chipper operation/maintenance
  • Tree care
  • Wood processing


A Few of the Career Opportunities

  • Tree Care Specialist
  • Landscape Specialist
  • Forester
  • Water Craft Officer
  • Wildlife Officer
  • State Park Ranger
  • Federal Park Ranger
  • Certified Arborist


College Scholarship Opportunities

$3,000 scholarships are available from Clark State Community College and Sinclair Community College to qualified students.


Credentials/ Certifications - ODE Value

OSHA 10 Hour Training - 1 Point

CPR/First Aid - 1 Point


Sinclair Community College Credits - Sem. Hrs.

CAT 1431     OSHA Construction Standards 10 Hour - 1 Credit


Students will have the opportunity to earn credentials and college credits based on final program grades and /or test scores.

All credentials and college credits are current as of the posting of this website, but are subject to change.

Additional Info

Springfield-Clark Career Technology Center | 1901 Selma Road | Springfield, OH 45505
Phone: 937.325.7368
Fax: 937.325.7452