Jan 19, 2022
NIC’s Coastal Forest Worker certificate encompasses a wide range of forestry theory and applied learning to prepare you for a career in the coastal forest sector and for further advanced education. This comprehensive program will provide you a foundation in silviculture, harvesting, occupational safety, surveying, timber cruising, grading, scaling and overall resource management.
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Or successful completion of FSK 030 if the above requirements are not met.
- High School graduation is preferred provided the applicant meets or exceeds the stated prerequisites.
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- CFW - 100 Introduction to Forestry
- CFW - 101 Indigenous Lands and Culture
- CFW - 102 Forest Health and Safety
- CFW - 103 Applied Technology & Data Management
- CFW - 104 Plant Identification and Classification
- CFW - 105 Coastal Harvesting Systems
- CFW - 106 Introduction to Timber Cruising
- CFW - 107 Workplace Readiness Skills
- CFW - 108 Principles of Forest Engineering
- CFW - 109 Applied Worksite Skills-Practicum
- CFW - 113 Technical Math for Forestry
Note: Students not having current, valid First Aid, WHMIS, Transportation Endorsement, Fire Suppression & Safety, Wildfire Entrapment Avoidance, and Fall Protection certification are required to take these courses to meet program requirements. Separate fees will be charged for First Aid, WHMIS, Transportation Endorsement, Fire Suppression & Safety, Wildfire Entrapment Avoidance, and Fall Protection courses.
- OFA - 010 Occupational First Aid Level 1
- OFA - 015 Occupational First Aid Transportation Endorsement
- FOR - 012 Basic S100 Fire Suppression & Safety
- WFO - 015 Wildfire Entrapment Avoidance
Plus one of:
- WSF - 019 Orientation to WHMIS Online
- OFA - 001 WHMIS 2015
Plus one of:
- WSF - 018 Fall Protection Awareness
- WSF - 038 Fall Protection
In this program, students may participate in field trips to industry specific locations.
- You will be required to achieve minimum C for each course. In addition, you must have successfully passed the practicum (CFW 109 ) and all industry certificate courses to achieve program completion requirements.
- The Coastal Forest Worker Certificate must be completed within 3 years of admission to the program.
- A minimum of 50% of the program must be completed at North Island College.