ERIC Number: ED022435
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jun
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Forest Technology: Selected Two-Year Programs and Their Graduates.
Backels, John F.
Of the 27 American institutions which offer forest technology programs, only two--Lassen College (Calif.) and Paul Smith's College (New York)--have had such programs for 20 or more years. Responses from 324 of the two institution's 636 total graduates (prior to the classes of 1968) indicated where and in what capacities they were employed. Of the 61% who were employed in forestry-related occupations, 50% were employed in public forestry, 46% were in private forestry, and 4% were in educational institutions. The median income for forest technicians in 1967 was $5,300 with a year or less of experience, $6,500 with five years of experience, and $9,160 with 15 or more years of experience. Duties most commonly assigned were surveying (in 50% of the cases) and forest management, fire control, silviculture, forestry inventory, and forest recreation (in 25% of the cases). Program characteristics at the two schools constituted the platform upon which 11 recommendations were made for curriculum improvement in all institutions offering programs in forestry technology. (DG)
Descriptors: College Curriculum, College Graduates, College Instruction, College Programs, College Students, Conservation Education, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Research, Followup Studies, Forestry, Graduate Surveys, Income, Questionnaires, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Followup
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Authoring Institution: Florida State Univ., Tallahassee. Graduate School.