- Type of Degree: Certificate
- Location: Randolph Center Campus
- Credit Requirements: 24
Workforce projections show that nearly two-thirds of all jobs in the U.S. will require some postsecondary education and training by 2020. Demand for college-level certificates has grown to the point where certificates are second only to bachelor’s degrees in postsecondary awards. Nearly 1 million certificates are awarded each year. Certificates are ideal pathways to good jobs that can pave the way to further education while also making meaningful progress toward an associate or bachelor’s degree.
At Vermont Tech, anyone seeking to rapidly enter a field with technical, hands-on skills can complete one of our workforce development certificates. Each certificate consists of 6-8 courses within a discipline and provides the essential material to expand one’s skill-set.
Certificates require all students to have previously earned a high school diploma or GED. These certificates expect little specialized preparation and lack the English, math, general science, and elective credits of a degree program.
Each certificate program focuses on practical skills and offers an accelerated pathway to good jobs within their respective industries. Completion of a certificate awards a student a credential valued by future employers.
Federal financial aid is available for the certificate to increase access to students with need.
Students earning this certificate will gain the practical skills of operating sawmills, using a chainsaw, and operating timber harvesting equipment. Completion of this certificate will enhance students’ understanding and ability to apply technical forestry skills.
- Scholarships: While there are no program-specific scholarships available at this time, additional scholarships are available.
Education & Career Opportunities
Percent Job and Advanced Education Placement Rate in Forestry
Vermont Tech Forestry student outcomes are strong. The class of 2016 had a 100% job and advanced placement rate within six months of graduation. Many students have internships while they’re in college that lead to full-time employment after graduation.
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