Kwantlen Polytechnic University

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Arborist Technician

Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Degree:Not Applicable; Apprenticeship
Field of Study:Plant Nursery Operations and Management


Learn safety practices, tree identification and an introduction to tree biology. Practical training includes tree pruning and the safe use of chippers, stump cutters, chainsaws and a range of hand tools. Apprentices are introduced to rigging, climbing and assisting climbing arborists.
The arborist technician program trains aboriculture workers for the first stage of their careers where the focus of the works is from the ground. The curriculum used for technical training has been developed and approved by the arboriculture industry.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    The following requirements apply:
    -Active apprentice registration in the BC Apprenticeship system
    -A valid Trade Worker Identification number from the Industry Training Authority (ITA-ID). If you do not have an ITA-ID, you will need to complete an apprenticeship registration form through the ITA prior to enrolling. To determine your eligibility please consult with the Industry Training Authority.
    -Class 5 driver's license

    Note: International student enrolment requires approval of the Dean

    * 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 June 22, 2016