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Forestry Technician - Conservation

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Program Information

School:Sault College
Faculty:Natural Environment and Outdoor Studies
Degree:Diploma; Co-op
Field of Study:Forest Management/Forest Resources Management
Forest Technology/Technician
Description:If you are interested in the environment, want to make a difference in managing the forests of Canada and like the outdoors, this is the program for you. The Forest Technician - Conservation diploma program at Sault College is a sustaining member of the Canadian Institute of Forestry. This program prepares graduates with a wide range of skills necessary to contribute to environmentally sound management of forest ecosystems. Students learn practical skills such as the identification of such diverse ecosystem components as soils, trees, shrubs, plants, and bryophytes. Insects and diseases that attack forests are introduced and you will learn how to identify and control them. Sustainable resource management is a concept imbedded in all the program`s courses. You will be taught how ecosystems function, interact and respond to natural and human disturbances. Forest management techniques are rapidly evolving to ensure the continuing availability of natural resources and to protect all the values that forests provide. With faculty who are continually upgrading their knowledge and skills and keeping in touch with Canada`s professional forestry community, you will learn these latest techniques used to harvest, renew and protect our forests. Technology plays a key role in forestry today. In this program you will learn how to use modern tools and techniques such as computer mapping, GPS,tablets to collect data, digital aerial photography interpretation and the use of laser range and tree height finders. As well, you will gain proficiency in the use of essential outdoor tools such as chainsaws, brushsaws, ATVs and snowmobiles.
URL:Forestry Technician - Conservation at Sault College
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $1,653
Careers:Forestry ProfessionalsForest 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 

Ontario Secondary School diploma with Grade 12 English (C) ENG4C OR mature student status.

* 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