• School of Agriculture, Plant, and Animal Sciences
  • 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.

The Forestry Certificate is ideal for students looking for a concentration in Forestry studies. Due to a recent change in licensing regulations, educational requirements for the VT Forestry license now require an associate degree in Forestry. Vermont Tech is currently pursuing an expansion of its certificate program to accommodate these regulatory changes. On our current timeline, we anticipate a fall 2018 launch of the associate degree program.

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.

Federal financial aid is available for the certificate to increase access to students with need.

Gainful Employment Data

A student with a certificate in Forestry will be able to:

  • Operate sawmills
  • Use a chainsaw
  • Operating timber harvesting equipment
  • Apply technical forestry skills
  • Scholarships: While there are no program-specific scholarships available at this time, additional scholarships are available.  

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