Focus Area: Forestry

Are you ready to start a Life.Changing career working to save and preserve our nation’s forests?

Campus Ottumwa Campus (Main)
Entry Term All Terms
Length of Program 4 Terms (12 Months)
Diploma/Degree  No formal award


Do you like the outdoors?  Does nature call to you? If you answered yes, then a career in Forestry may be a good fit for you.  Most students interested in Forestry have a strong interest in nature, ecology, and the wise use of natural resources.  Our Forestry Focus Area at Indian Hills provides a solid foundation with biology, chemistry, and mathematics.  After completing the recommended courses, you will be prepared to transfer to a four-year school to complete the necessary degree to start your Life.Changing career. 


What you will learn:
  • Use and understand the facts, concepts, theories, and vocabulary of biology and chemistry
  • Use the techniques and tools of biology in the laboratory and in the field
  • Use the scientific process and describe the development of scientific ideas
  • Recognize that humans are one component of the natural world
  • Employ analytical and problem-solving skills


Ready to take your education to the next level? Check out the details of this Focus Area below to see how our courses at Indian Hills Community College will help you get on your way to a Life.Changing. career as a Forestry Technician, Woodlands Manager, or a Boundary Surveyor!


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Questions? Don’t stress. Just ask Don!

Don Waltenberger, Department Chair, Arts & Sciences
(641)-683-5154 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 5154
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