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 Forestry Technician: Ecosystem Management
SchoolConfederation College
LocationThunder Bay, ON, Canada
School TypeCollege
School SizeFull-time Undergraduate: 7,745
Length2 Year(s)
Entry Grade (%)*
  •  Grade12 English 
Prerequisites NotesApplicants are required to have an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (or equivalent) with courses from the College (C), University (U), University/College (U/C), or Open (O) preparation levels with Grade 12 English (C/U) Level; or successful completion of the Mature Student Assessment; or successful completion of the General Education Development Test (GED); or appropriate credits from the Academic and Career Entrance program (ACE). Applicants are also recommended to have Grade 11 or 12 College or University Preparation Chemistry and Biology. If you do not meet the entrance requirements, or if you want to earn some credits toward the Forest Ecosystem Management Technician Diploma while exploring your career options in Technology, we encourage you to apply for the Pre-Technology-Trades program.

Program Requirements (for international students):
  • A high school/senior secondary diploma
  • Original transcripts as well as a notarized, translated copy must be provided where applicable
  • English Proficiency
  • Academic IELTS: 6.0, no band lower than 5.5, except for students from India who must have no band lower than 6.0 to meet SDS requirements.
  • Cost
    International: $27,900

    This cost estimate is for full-time students attending the main Thunder Bay campus. Please note that fees are estimated and are subject to change.

    DescriptionConfederation College’s Forestry Technician: Ecosystem Management two-year co-op diploma program prepares you for a career in all areas of forestry including forest management, forest resource conservation and protection, silviculture, fish and wildlife, fire management, research support, recreation and nature interpretation. You’ll learn how to balance the social, economic and ecological aspects of our natural resources so that our region – and our people – will continue to grow and thrive.

    The skills learned in this program are transferrable across Canada and around the world. Topics include tree & shrub identification, soils & geomorphology, harvesting & wood products, forest operations, the history and culture of Canadian Indigenous Peoples, insects & disease, forest plant biology, silviculture, fire management, fish & wildlife management and geographical information systems (GIS).

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    *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.