Forest Resources Technology

VIU International, Canada

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Next enrollment cycle

September 2022

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First Year Course Fee

USD 13,746

Course Accredited By

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  • 2 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Diploma

This 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).
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  • 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.
  • In the summer, between the first and second year of the program, all students are expected to obtain a forestry-related job to broaden their knowledge of practical forestry. VIU assists students in obtaining forestry employment, both during the summer months and following graduatio
  • In the summer, between the first and second year of the program, all students are expected to obtain a forestry-related job to broaden their knowledge of practical forestry. VIU assists students in obtaining forestry employment, both during the summer months and following graduation.
  • Students may transfer into the second year of VIU’s Forestry program either from community colleges in BC, or from a recognized forest technology school in Canada or the United States. The qualifications of each student requesting such transfer are adjudicated individually. VIU Students also have the opportunity of transferring to other institutions.
  • Second year students may participate in international field schools and receive VIU credit while studying at designated forestry schools abroad.
  • Students are required to complete two one-day First Aid courses (O.F.A. Level 1 & Transportation Endorsement) by the end of September of the first year.
  • Students wishing to obtain an undergraduate degree in Forest Resource Management or Forest Operations from the University of British Columbia (UBC) School of Forestry may, after completing the VIU program (“bridging” year), transfer directly into third year at UBC.

Enrollment Cycles

  • September 2022
  • General admission requirements apply.
  • English 12 with minimum “C” grade, or equivalent.
  • A minimum “C” grade in either Principles of Mathematics 11 or Pre-calculus 11; or a minimum “C ” grade in Applications of Mathematics 11 or Foundations of Mathematics 11, or equivalent.
  • One science 11 with minimum “C ” grade. (Forestry 11 satisfies this requirement.)

Year 1

  • (Forest Surveying)
  • (Forest Inventory)
  • (Forest Biometrics)
  • (Spatial Data)
  • (Forest Botany)
  • (Forest Ecology I: Ecosystems & Silvics)
  • (Forest Hydrology and Riparian Management)
  • (Forest Resources Administration)
  •  (Forest Soils I)
  • (Forest Soils II)
  • (Fire Management)
  • (Computer Applications for Forest Technologists)
  • (University Writing and Research)
  • (Business and Technical Writing) (effective September 2012) 
  • (Introduction to Statistics)

Year 2

  • (Research and Communications)
  • (Silviculture Assessment)
  • (Silviculture I)- (Silviculture II)
  • (Forest Ecology II: Ecosystems & Management)
  • (Integrated Resource Management)
  • (Forest Harvesting Systems)
  • (Forest Harvest Planning)
  • (Forest Road Design)
  • (Forest Road Planning and Design)
  • (Information Technology)
     
  • Fees for Year 1 Amount Tuition (35 credits x $156.80 per credit) 5,488.00 
  • Student Activity fee (4% of tuition) 219.52 
  • Student Services fee (35 credits x $6.93 per credit) 242.55 
  • VIU Students' Union fee (8 months x $20.90 per month) 167.20 
  • Health and Dental Plan fee ($275.00 per year) 275.00 
  • Year 1: iPad, case and accessories (approximate costs) 900.00 
  • Year 1: Field clothing, equipment and supplies (approximate costs) 600.00 
  • Year 1: Books (English) (approximate costs) 150.00 
  • Year 1: Occupational Level 1 First Aid and Transportation Endorsement (approximate costs) 200.00 
  • Year 1&2: Equipment deposit (refunded after Year 2) (approximate costs) 300.00 
  • Total 8,542.27
  •  Fees for Year 2 Amount Tuition (36 credits x $156.80 per credit) 5,644.80 
  • Student Activity fee (4% of tuition) 225.79 
  • Student Services fee (36 credits x $6.93 per credit) 249.48 
  • VIU Students' Union fee (8 months x $20.90 per month) 167.20 
  • Health and Dental Plan fee ($275.00 per year) 275.00 
  • Year 1&2: Equipment deposit (refunded after Year 2) (approximate costs) 300.00 
  • Total 6,862.27

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