Timber Harvesting and Tree Care Certificates

The Timber Harvesting/Tree Care Certificate provides experience in basic climbing equipment and its proper use in tree forestry. General and site-specific forest management planning, silviculture, soils, indicator plant identification, production and cost analysis, physical training, tree felling, climbing and bucking are included. Climbing skills with emphasis on the efficient movement in trees, rigging and lowering techniques for pruning and tree removal with the use of chainsaws. Bulldozers, skidders, and knuckleboom loaders and log trucks are also introduced.

Students completing this certificate can work in a variety of fields, including:  forest or timber industry, land management, landscape management, forest management, urban tree management, park systems, government agencies, tree care companies, harvest operations, and timber assessment.


Occupational Certificate in Timber Harvesting and Tree Care

Course of Study

For students entering May 2016

COURSE NO.FIRST SEMESTERClass HoursLab HoursCredit HoursCourse Fee
THTC-1101Introduction to Timber Harvest/Tree Care1.006.003.00$250.00
FOR-1109LDendrology Lab0.004.002.00$140.00
FOR-1125Forest Soils1.002.002.00$80.00
GS-1000HC Cornerstone1.000.001.00$80.00
***THTC Elective
COURSE NO.SECOND SEMESTERClass HoursLab HoursCredit HoursCourse Fee
THTC-1102Timber Harvesting and Tree Care II1.006.003.00$300.00
FOR-2219Reforestation & Pesticide Applications1.003.002.50$140.00
***THTC Elective


Hocking College reserves the right to modify curricular requirements, to change course content, and change course fees at any time.

Students who complete the Timber Harvesting and Tree Care Certificate will be able to utilize their skills in the following positions:

  • Logger/ Logging Contractor
  • Truck Driver
  • Arborist
  • Urban Forester
  • Equipment Operator
  • Grounds/Maintenance
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