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ERIC Number: ED531007
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 69
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
2007 Mississippi Curriculum Framework: Postsecondary Forestry Technology. (Program CIP: 03.0511 - Forest Technology/Technician)
Johnson, Carl; Loden, Emily; Keeton, Jeff; Thompson, Don; Mitchell, Brian; Couch, Andrew; Walker, Bob; Grado, Steve
Research and Curriculum Unit
As the world economy continues to evolve, businesses and industries must adopt new practices and processes in order to survive. Quality and cost control, work teams and participatory management, and an infusion of technology are transforming the way people work and do business. Employees are now expected to read, write, and communicate effectively; think creatively, solve problems, and make decisions; and interact with each other and the technologies in the workplace. Vocational-technical programs must also adopt these practices in order to provide graduates who can enter and advance in the changing work world. The curriculum framework in this document reflects these changes in the workplace and a number of other factors that impact on local vocational-technical programs. Postsecondary Forestry Technology is an instructional program that prepares individuals to produce, protect, and manage timber and other forest crops. Students enrolled in the program will participate in a variety of learning experiences related to land and forest measurements, growth processes of timber stands, tree identification, timber and forest product harvesting, timber stand management and protection, and forest products utilization. Emphasis is placed on the development of job skills that allow students to enter employment. The latest technologies and computer application skills are incorporated into courses. The program combines lecture-based activities with laboratory field experiences. Forestry Technology is a two-year technical program. An Associate of Applied Science degree is awarded upon successful completion of the curriculum. Industry standards referenced were adapted from "Standards and Procedures for Recognizing Educational Programs in Forest Technology," as published by the Society of American Foresters ( Appended are: (1) Proposed Standards for Postsecondary Forestry Technology Programs; (2) Related Academic Standards; and (3) 21st Century Skills. A list of suggested references is provided for each unit. (Contains 3 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mississippi State University, Research and Curriculum Unit; Mississippi Department of Education, Office of Vocational Education and Workforce Development
Identifiers - Location: Mississippi