Students learn how to safely operate and maintain outdoor equipment such as backhoes, bulldozers, dump trucks, chainsaws, wood chippers, forestry tools, and tools of measurement. Learning activities include tree identification and maintenance, wood lot management, social excavation and grading, pond and drainage projects, and many other skills needed for environmental and outdoor careers. Students will develop skills in landscaping, landscape design, horticulture, hardscaping, and the design and construction of outdoor structures such as decks and sheds. Students apply excavation landscaping skills at the site of a house under construction by students in Building Trades. The emphasis is on safety and responsibility. Career opportunities include highway departments, excavating and construction, building and grounds maintenance, logging and sawmill operation, trucking, and landscaping-related fields.
Third-year science credit available.