Forestry and Environmental Studies STEM (formerly Forestry and Landscape Management)

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Program Description
Explore a field where creativity, science, and hands-on experience merge with a love for the great outdoors and a passion for solving environmental issues.  This two-year program introduces students to several career opportunities, from urban forester to wetland conservationist.  Students will be introduced to a variety of cutting-edge arboricultural and propagation techniques using state-of-the-art equipment.  If you view yourself as an environmental warrior this is the program for you.

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Skills Necessary for Success
  • Be a creative problem solver
  • Work independently and as part of a team
  • Follow directions and assume responsibility
  • Demonstrate written and verbal communication skills
  • Disciplined self-starter
  • Artistic, creative and able to visualize projects
  • Mechanical ability and manual dexterity
Professional Pathways
  • City or municipal arborist
  • Biological scientist
  • Hydrologist
  • Wildlife biologist
  • Forestry/Park ranger
  • Conservation scientist
  • Landscape design and construction
  • Environmental scientist
  • Geoscientist
  • Conservation forester
Areas of Concentration
  • Plant, soil and horticultural science
  • Urban forestry
  • Landscape design and build
  • Water management
  • Excellent attendance record
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Driver’s license
Career Interests/Helpful Background
  • Interested in ecology and environmental issues
  • Committed to preserving and maintaining natural areas
  • Likes working outdoors
  • Good physical condition and stamina for intense work
  • Certified Arborist
  • Ohio Commercial Pesticide Application License
  • Certified Landscape Technician
Post-Secondary Opportunities
See Career Catalog Pages 37-40 for details.

10, 11, 12
LENGTH: Two years
SCHOOL: Kent Roosevelt

  • Level I: CP or Honors English 11, 1 credit (4.0 or 4.5); IA Plant & Horticulture Science, 1 credit (5.0); IB Turf Science & Management, 1 credit (5.0); Environmental
  • Level II: IIA Landscape System Mgmt, 1 credit (5.0); IIB Urban Forestry, 1 credit (5.0); Environmental Science II, 1 credit (4.0); Capstone, 1 credit (4.0)

4.5 or 5.0=credit weighted on a 4.0 scale

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