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 Forest Resources Technology
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SchoolVancouver Island University
LocationNanaimo, BC, Canada
School TypeUniversity
School SizeFull-time Undergraduate: 14,500
Full-time Graduate: 440
DegreeDiploma
Honours
Co-op
Length2 Year(s)
Entry Grade (%)*
Prerequisites
  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade11 Principles of Mathematics  or  Grade11 Precalculus  or  Grade11 Foundations for College Mathematics (MAP4C) 
  •  Grade11 Science 
Prerequisites Notes
Cost
International: $16,680

Students are responsible for costs of technology, equipment, and supplies.
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DescriptionThis program provides the technical training required for starting a career in most fields of forest technology. The program emphasizes the recognition and appreciation of all the major values of the forest including timber, recreation, wildlife, range, fish, water, and visual landscapes. The program is accredited by the Canadian Technology Accreditation Board. Graduates of this program meet the required standard for membership in the Association of B.C. Forest Professionals (ABCFP) as Registered Forest Technologists (RFT).

Twelve courses in the program are currently recognized by the ABCFP and may be credited toward gaining the status of Registered Professional Forester (RPF) in accordance with the Foresters Act of BC. Credit may be granted towards VIU's Bachelor of Natural Resource Protection, Bachelor of Science, Major in Biology, and Bachelor of Science in Fisheries & Aquaculture programs, as well as forestry degree programs at UBC, UNBC, and University of Alberta.
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