Vancouver Island University

Fundamentals of Forest Harvesting Practices

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Program Information

School:Vancouver Island University
Faculty:Trades and Applied Technology
Field of Study:Forest Resources Production and Management
Forest Technology/Technician
Forestry, General
Description:The Forest Fundamentals Harvesting Practices Program includes employability skills training, foundation, occupational skills, hazard assessment, workplace work experience. This is done over 12 weeks at VIU's training facility. Graduates will gain knowledge and skills in both classroom and hands-on settings that will help them to be successful as they continue within the industry.
URL:Fundamentals of Forest Harvesting Practices at Vancouver Island University
Length:12 Week(s)
Careers:Forestry ProfessionalsForest Technologists and TechniciansLogging Supervisor

Admission Requirements


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

    • Graduation from BC secondary school, or equivalent from another school system,
    • Minimum 17 years of age, unless stated otherwise.
    • Resume and/or personal profile and/or references may be required.
    • Interview may be required.
    • Mathematics and/or reading and/or trades aptitude test may be required.
    • Physically fit and able to adapt to working conditions.
    • Good hand/eye coordination.
    • Good health, free of vision, hearing or respiratory ailments.
    • Valid driver's license will be required for vehicle and equipment operation.

    Test Scores:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 88] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 60] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Pearson Test of English (Academic) [min. 60]

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on December 07, 2020