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Forestry Technician: Ecosystem Management

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Program Information

School:Confederation College
Faculty:Natural Resources
Degree:Diploma; Co-op
Field of Study:Forest Technology/Technician
Description:See the Forest AND the Trees! Northwestern Ontario is known for its vast forests – a beautiful and renewable resource, if we manage them properly. Do you have what it takes to help guarantee the Boreal Forest survives for generations to come? Does the idea of working outdoors in this rugged region appeal to you?

Confederation 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.
URL:Forestry Technician: Ecosystem Management at Confederation College
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $4,592
International: $14,628
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 

Applicants 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.

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

Proof of English proficiency must be current (within two years) and can be provided by either an iBT TOEFL or IELTS score. The minimum score for admittance to a post-secondary diploma program (except health programs) is: iBT TOEFL: 79 or IELTS: 6.0. Other English language proficiency assessments are accepted. Please contact the International Education Centre for more details.

* 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 31, 2018