Forest Technology Selkirk College

About this Program

Level: Diploma - Forest Technology (Optional Co-Op)

Discpline: Civil and Environmental Engineering

Length: 4 semesters

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Application Fee: $100.00
Tuition Fee: $11,320.00

Castlegar Campus

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Program Description

Located in the beautiful West Kootenays, Selkirk College’s highly regarded Forest Technology program has been providing forest sector employers with skilled graduates for over fifty years. Their program is nationally accredited and upon graduation, students are eligible to enrol to become Registered Forest Technologists with the Association of BC Forest Professionals. Selkirk College’s Forest Technology program provides an ideal starting point for learners excited by the combined career challenges of working in B.C.’s rugged outdoors and finding modern solutions to current forest management issues. The primary goal is to provide job-ready graduates to potential employers in both private industry and government. Selkirk's program focuses on the following principles in order to optimize students’ learning experience: Instruction by practicing resource professionals; Maximization of outdoor learning opportunities in real forest environments; Collaboration with industry professionals to provide exposure to current practices in all aspects of forest management; Familiarization with current forest technology used by industry employers; and Commitment to student success in a fun and close-knit learning environment.

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Study and Work in Canada

Full-time undergraduate and post-graduate international students can work anywhere on or off campus without a work permit. The rules around the number of hours a student will be allowed to work may vary based on the country the student chooses to study in. International students are typically able to work up to 20 hours a week.