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The 2017/2018 Academic timetable will be posted Monday April 3, 2017.

Continuing student registration for 2017/2018 Academic year begins on Monday May 8, 2017.

New student registration begins on Tuesday May 23, 2017.

The college reserves the right to change its course offerings at any time. Note: Not all courses listed are offered every term. Unless otherwise specified, a minimum of letter grade of C is required to meet a prerequisite.

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FOR-100

Introduction Forest Resource Management

This is an introduction to forest resource management, the role of foresters, and the importance of industry-specific knowledge, teamwork, and workplace skills. The course includes an overview of historical and present day practices, key resource management considerations for professionals in the field, characteristics of forest resources, an introduction to managing yield, and an overview of the social and economic environment and influences of forestry in today's economy.

Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Coastal Forest Resource program.


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FOR-105

Forest Resources Health And Safety

This applied course encompasses theory and practical exercises specific to an introduction to workplace and forestry practices in British Columbia. The role of Occupational Health and Safety in the workplace, as well as key safety measures standard to the Forest industry, will be introduced.

Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Coastal Forest Resource program.


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FOR-110

Essential Field Skills

This course consists of classroom and applied field skills training for individuals working in the natural resource sector. It includes forestry tool usage, fire suppression, outdoor awareness, orienteering, and safety. The course also provides training in the guidelines and usage of GPS as it relates to navigations, radio use and knowledge of safety principles in the forest industry.

Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Coastal Forest Resource program.


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FOR-115

Introduction to Forest Ecology

This course provides an introduction to the geography of British Columbia and gives an overview of Vancouver Island and Provincial ecosystems. The course encompasses coastal tree identification, essential wildlife identification skills, and soil identification, assessment and texturing techniques.

Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Coastal Forest Resource program.


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FOR-120

Coastal Harvesting Systems

This is an introduction to the safety standards of coastal harvesting systems plus investigation of silviculture systems. Instruction includes an overview of log handling and sorting and correlation to product pricing, market demand, and overall impact on business operations.

Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Coastal Forest Resource program.


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FOR-125

Intro Timber Cruising, Grading & Scaling

This course provides an introduction to the fundamentals of timber cruising concepts, practical and applied measurement techniques and field applications. Instruction also includes options and methods of obtaining information, discussion of cruising methodologies, including fixed area plot measurement and point sampling. Students will be introduced to basic Log Scaling rules and the use of specific tools in this field.

Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Coastal Forest Resource program.


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FOR-130

Worksite Readiness Skills

Students will engage in activities fostering the principles of Workplace Diversity and explore conflict, conflict avoidance, and resolution. Career development strategies such as worksite expectation, verbal and non-verbal communication, active listening and team building will be introduced and practiced. The development of computer literacy skills, including word processing, spreadsheet applications and internet search will be a focus of this component.

Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Coastal Forest Resource program.


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FOR-135

Applied Worksite Skills - Practicum

Applied tasks will be carried out practicing the skills learned in the classroom and lab portions of training. Students will work side-by-side with forestry workers to hone thir skills. Focus will be on Timber Cruising, Coastal Forest Log Grading & Scaling, and Silviculture, although all aspects of forestry work will be practiced.

Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Coastal Forest Resource program.


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