Fundamentals of Forest Harvesting Practices

Fundamentals of Forest Harvesting Practices

  • Program Length 
    12 Weeks
  • Credential 

The Fundamentals of Forest Harvesting Practices Certificate 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.

Year 1


FFHP 101T  - (Employability Skills Training)


FFHP 102T - (Foundation)


FFHP 103T - (Occupational Skills)


FFHP 104T - (Light Truck)


FFHP 105T - (Hazards)


FFHP 106T - (Workplace Work Experience)


Total Program Credits


Monday, May 6, 2019
  • 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.

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.

Domestic Fees

Tuition and Other Mandatory Student Fees

When applying to the program, applicants will be charged a non-refundable application fee.

When applying to graduate, students will be charged a non-refundable graduation and alumni fee.

Some courses have additional fees to pay for extraordinary class–related expenses.

Fees - 12 Week Program




Student Activity fee (4% of tuition)


Student Services fee (4.42% of tuition)


VIU Students' Union fee (3 months x $20.90 per month)


Health and Dental Plan fee ($275.00 per year)





The Health and Dental Plan fee is in effect only for full-time students at the Nanaimo Campus. 


All fees are subject to change without prior notice.

Monday, August 16, 2021

Domestic (Canadian)

Program Start Date Accepting Applications Campus
Next Intake(s)

The next intake is scheduled for March 14, 2022.

Accepting International Applications
Application Fee
Accepting Late Applications
Testing Required
Admissions Assistant

Name: Michelle Manhas
Phone: 250-740-6400

Chair Contact

Name: Lauren Wapple
Phone: 250-740-6227

Documentation Deadline

Please contact the Admissions Assistant for details.


The next intake will take place from March 14 - June 3, 2022.

Please contact Admissions or the Program Chair with any questions.

Info sessions:

Time: Nov 3, 2021 06:30 PM Vancouver

Every week on Wed, until Jan 19, 2022, 12 occurrence(s)

Nov 3, 2021 06:30 PM

Nov 10, 2021 06:30 PM

Nov 17, 2021 06:30 PM

Nov 24, 2021 06:30 PM

Dec 1, 2021 06:30 PM

Dec 8, 2021 06:30 PM

Dec 15, 2021 06:30 PM

Dec 22, 2021 06:30 PM

Dec 29, 2021 06:30 PM

Jan 5, 2022 06:30 PM

Jan 12, 2022 06:30 PM

Jan 19, 2022 06:30 PM

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Further information on this program can be found on the Department website.

Previous versions of this program can be found in the Program Archive.