Algonquin College

Forestry Technician

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Program Information

School:Algonquin College
Faculty:Algonquin College in the Ottawa Valley (Pembroke)
Field of Study:Forest Technology/Technician
Description:This two-year Ontario College Diploma program delivered in a compressed format over 47 weeks is the most practical and field-oriented Forestry Technician program in Ontario. Students spend approximately 30 percent of the program duration outdoors in a diversity of landscapes including Algonquin Park, the Petawawa Research Forest, Shaw Woods, County forests, Crown lands and private woodlots.

This program provides students with the basic knowledge, technical skills and entrepreneurial knowledge to participate in the management of natural resources for timber and non-timber values by the forest industry, sustainable forest licence holders, private landowners and ministries. Emphasizing safety and professionalism, students collect a variety of forest resources data, compile and analyze the data and make recommendations for its use. Students gain a working knowledge of the practices and procedures to support various resource operations and obtain experience in the planning, execution, and monitoring of forest, environment, ecosystem and wildlife management activities.
URL:Forestry Technician at Algonquin College
Course Based:Yes
Length:47 Week(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $8,544
International: $22,895

Amounts include tuition fee, program specific lab and material fees. Students` Association fees and compulsory ancillary fees.
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 Mathematics 

English, Grade 12 (ENG4C or equivalent). Mathematics, Grade 11 (MCF3M or equivalent).

* 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 24, 2016