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Tree Care Technician Certificate

Marie Perrin Miller, Program Director
Technology 129

This one-year certificate program is designed for those individuals who wish to pursue a career in the urban tree care industry. Those who successfully complete this program can become a part of the expanding "green" industry whose goal is to establish, maintain and improve plant materials in the often harsh environment of the urban landscape. The program may also provide an additional credential for the student whose career interests are more in line with traditional forest management. This program may be completed in one fall and spring semester, but the student may wish to enroll in the Urban Forestry Internship course during the summer months thereby completing his/her certificate requirements in August. The Tree Care Certificate program has been designated as a Statewide Program by the Maryland Higher Education Commission. Maryland residents from counties other than Allegany County who register in this eligible program will be charged the out-of-county tuition rate. However, these students may be eligible to receive reimbursement for a portion of the cost difference between the in-county and out-of-county tuition rates. Funding availability for this program is based on funding from the State of Maryland and is thus subject to change each semester. Some restrictions apply. More information can be obtained by contacting the Admissions Office. This is a career program and is designed to enable students to seek employment at the program's completion. If you plan to continue into a degree program or seek transfer to a four-year college/university, please check with your advisor or the Advising Center staff as soon as possible. All credits in the Certificate program are transferable to an associate degree program.

Successful completion of this program qualifies a student to apply for a Certificate in Tree Care Technician.

Required Forestry Courses

Introduction to Forestry
Tree Climbing
Urban Forestry
Urban Forestry Internship

Required General Courses

General Botany
Dendrology I
Dendrology II
English Composition I
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and First Aid
Speech Communication



Biological Science 103 (General Botany) 4
Biological Science 213 (Dendrology I) 2
English 101 (English Composition I) 3
Forest Technology 101 (Introduction to Forestry) 2
Forest Technology 103 (Tree Climbing) 1
Total: 12
Biological Science 214 (Dendrology II) 2
Forest Technology 228 (Urban Forestry) 3
Forest Technology 254 (Urban Forestry Internship) 2
Physical Education 153 (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and First Aid) 2
Speech 101 (Speech Communication) 3
Total: 12
Total Credit Hours: 24

NOTE: All courses specifically identified by course number are graduation requirements for this program.