Forestry and Landscape Management


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Program Description
Explore a field where creativity and mechanical abilities merge with a love for the outdoors and environmental issues.  This two-year program prepares students for a variety of career opportunities, from landscape design and construction to further education in fields such as Urban Forestry, Turf Management, Arboriculture or Environmental Science.  In the second year, students can participate in a “Green Industry” internship with local employers.

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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
  • Turf management (golf or sports field)
  • City or municipal arborist
  • Biological scientist
  • Hydrologist
  • Wildlife biologist
  • Forestry/Park ranger
  • Conservation scientist
  • Landscape design and construction
  • Environmental scientist
  • Geoscientist
  • Conservation forester
Recommendations
  • 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
  • Parental support
Credentials
  • Certified Arborist
  • Ohio Commercial Pesticide Application License
  • Certified Landscape Technician
Post-Secondary Opportunities
See Career Catalog Pages 37-40 for details.

GRADE LEVEL: 10, 11, 12
LENGTH: Two years
SCHOOL: Roosevelt

COURSES AND CREDITS:
  • Level I – Level I: Adv or CP English 1cr (4.5 or 4.0); IA Plant & Horticulture 1cr ( 5.0 ); IB Urban Forestry 1cr (5.0); Environmental Science I 1cr (4.0)
  • Level II – IIA Landscape Design 1cr (5.0); IIB Turf Science & Mgt. 1cr (5.0); Environmental Science II 1cr (4.0); Forestry & Landscape Mgmt. Capstone 1cr (4.0); Optional Adv or CP English 12 (must arrive TRHS by 10:50am)

4.5 or 5.0=credit weighted on a 4.0 scale

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