Selkirk College

Forest Technology

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Program Information

School:Selkirk College
Faculty:Environment & Geomatics
Degree:Diploma; Co-op
Field of Study:Forest Technology/Technician
Description:Our distinguished nationally accredited Forest Technology diploma program bridges the environment with people to ensure the balanced use of forested landscapes. We train forestry professionals to use an ecologically-responsible approach in maintaining the integrity of the whole forest in the short and long-term. This field is anticipating increased job opportunities to augment a rapidly retiring workforce. The public needs to be reassured that our forests are being managed by skilled, responsible forest practitioners.

Environment and Geomatics students have the opportunity to enroll in Co-Op Education. This program consists of four-month work terms that allow students to access unique experiential learning. Co-Op work terms are administrated as regular course work with both cost and reporting requirements. Benefits include maintenance of full-time student status as well as access to employment and experience unavailable outside of the Co-Op Program.
URL:Forest Technology at Selkirk College
Length:2 Year(s)
Careers:Forest 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.

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade11 Biology 
  •  Grade11 Principles of Mathematics  or  Grade11 Foundations for College Mathematics (MAP4C) 

An applicant must meet the following School of Environment and Geomatics program requirements: completion of senior secondary school graduation (or equivalent) with Biology 11 C+, Principles of Math 11 or Foundations 11 with a C+ or better, and English 12 C+ (or their equivalents). Please visit the website for complete program requirements.

Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 213] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.0] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 79-80]

If your first language is not English, you must meet the following English Language Proficiency requirements for entry in to Selkirk College University Transfer, Diploma or Degree programs: completion of BC English 12, or equivalent; or completion, with a grade of "C+" or better, advanced core courses in the Selkirk College English Language Program and Provincial Level English 51; or submission of a TOEFL score of 213 (computer) or ibt 79-80 or better; or submission of an IELTS score of 6.0 or better; or submission of an EIKEN Grade Pre -1; or submission of an acceptable score on the Language Proficiency Index score of 4 or better. For Indian students coming through the SPP program, the IELTS requirement for diploma programs is 6.0 with no band less than 5.5.

* 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 July 29, 2019