Gain hands-on skills for a range of entry-level careers in the forestry industry. You’ll learn silviculture, harvesting, occupational safety, surveying, timber cruising, grading, scaling and overall resource management. As a graduate, you’ll be prepared to work safely and productively in a range of entry-level forestry and harvesting positions.
It's practical, hands-on, getting out there and doing it. It doesn't feel like school at all.
Emma McGrath, Coastal Forest Resource grad
Upgrade your English, math and science courses for entry into the program of your choice. Succeed with the help of NIC’s supportive instructors. Courses are flexible and start several times a year so you can learn at your own pace. We offer daytime and evening options. Learn more
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 silvilculture, harvesting, occupational safety, surveying, timber cruising, grading, scaling and overall resource management.
Through this certificate, you’ll gain a theoretical understanding and applied skills needed for entry-level employment in the forest sector, including:
This certificate also includes industry certifications. You’ll be eligible for:
As a graduate, you’ll be prepared to work safely and productively in a range of entry-level forestry and harvesting positions, including timber cruising compasser or cruiser-in-training.
You will also be able to:
You are responsible for obtaining the following supplies and field tools:
NIC offers industry-approved skills training, nationally recognized credentials, networking opportunities, applied skills and knowledge to advance your career.