Fundamentals of Forest Harvesting Practices

Fundamentals of Forest Harvesting Practices


  • Program Length 
    12 Weeks
  • Credential 
    Certificate

The Fundamentals of Forest Harvesting Practices Program

The Forest Fundamentals Harvesting Practices Program includes employability skills training, foundation, occupational skills, hazard assessment, workplace work experience. This is done over 12 weeks at VIU's training facility. Graduates will gain knowledge and skills in both classroom and hands-on settings that will help them to be successful as they continue within the industry.

Program Outline

Year 1

Credits

FFHP 101T  - (Employability Skills Training)

1

FFHP 102T - (Foundation)

1

FFHP 103T - (Occupational Skills)

3

FFHP 104T - (Light Truck)

1

FFHP 105T - (Hazards)

2

FFHP 106T - (Workplace Work Experience)

1

Total Program Credits

9

Updated 
Monday, May 6, 2019

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum 19 years of age.
  • Successful completion of assessment testing.
  • Personal profile.
  • Resume.
  • Class 7N driver's license (class 5 preferred).
  • Interview.
  • See also Trades general admission requirements.

Notes on Admission

  • Preference will be given to candidates with the above noted admission requirements as well as individuals who have completed Grade 12.
  • Be physically fit (exceptions determined on an individual basis).
  • Shortlisted applicants will be contacted to attend a 30-minute interview.
  • The following areas will be covered in the assessment test: Mathematics, Reading Comprehension and Combined Reasoning.

Students who meet or exceed the admission requirements may not necessarily be admitted to the program.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this program will be well-poised to become employed within the Forest sector industry at basic entry level positions with opportunities to advance throughout their career.

The program starts in the fall and spring of each year and applications for admission are accepted up to 120 days prior to course commencement. After that they are considered late and will be processed with the next intake if space permits.

Program Start Date Accepting Applications Campus
Anticipated intake for someone applying today
Mar 2, 2020
Next Intake(s)
  • March 2, 2020
Accepting International Applications
No
Application Fee
$40.90
Accepting Late Applications
Yes
Waitlist
No
Testing Required
Yes
Admissions Assistant

Name: Jeff Christenson
Phone: 250-753-3245 ext. 2284
Email: Jeff.Christenson@viu.ca

Chair Contact

Name: Lauren Wapple
Phone: 250-740-6227
Email: Lauren.Wapple@viu.ca

Documentation Deadline

The program starts in the fall and spring of each year, and applications for admission are accepted up to 120 days prior to course commencement. After that they are considered late and will be processed with the next intake if space permits.

Admission Requirements
- Minimum 19 years of age.
- Successful completion of assessment testing.
- Personal profile.
- Resume.
- Interview.

Preference will be given to candidates with the above noted admission requirements as well as individuals who have completed Grade 12. Applicants must be physically fit (exceptions determined on an individual basis). Shortlisted applicants will be contacted to attend a 30-minute interview. The following areas will be covered in the assessment test: Mathematics, Reading Comprehension and Combined Reasoning. Students who meet or exceed the admission requirements may not necessarily be admitted to the program.

Comments

The August 19, 2019 intake of Fundamentals of Forest Harvesting Practices has been postponed to March 2, 2020. Please contact Jeff Christenson with any questions.

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