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Forest and Natural Areas Management Diploma


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  • Location

    Burnaby Campus
    3700 Willingdon Avenue
    Burnaby, BC

  • Length

    Two years, full-time for a total of 4 terms

  • Tuition Estimate

    Please see the Fees, Payments and Refunds section of the website for information on full-time tuition fees.

  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates

    Textbooks

    At the commencement of each course the instructor will provide a list of required texts and guides. Estimated cost of books for the two years is $400-$500*.

    Equipment and Supplies

    Field survey, safety wear and safety equipment are required to participate in many of the courses within the program. The estimated cost is $700* in the first year and $300* in the second year.

    *general estimated costs, subject to change

    Expenses

    In addition to tuition fees, books, supplies and equipment, students will incur expenses for field trips and various certification courses.

    Computer Equipment Requirements

    It is mandatory that you own a laptop while attending the program. BCIT desktop computers are available on campus, however, some course delivery & field exercises require students to use their own laptops. A PC laptop with Windows 7 or 8 is preferred, but an Apple laptop is acceptable as long as it also runs both Linux and Windows 7 or 8. Your laptop should have a minimum of 3 GB of installed memory (RAM). Microsoft Office (including Access) should also be installed on your laptop.

  • Credential Granted
    Diploma

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Application Deadline Advice

Open to applications beginning November 1st (or next business day).

Contact Info

Steve Finn, Dipl.T., B.S.F., M.F., R.P.F.
Program Head
Tel: 604-432-8857
E-mail: Steve_Finn@bcit.ca

Giti Abouhamzeh
Program Assistant
Tel: 778-331-1392
E-mail: Giti_Abouhamzeh@bcit.ca

Note: The September 2017 intake is now closed for new applications to Level 1. Applications for re-admission may be submitted. Applications for the September 2018 intake will be accepted starting November 1, 2017.

Entrance requirements

Applicants must meet all entrance requirements and will be accepted on a first qualified basis as long as space remains.

  • English: two years of education in English in an English-speaking country with one of the following:
  • Math: one of the following:
    • Principles of Mathematics 11 (60%) or
    • Applications of Mathematics 11 (67%) or
    • Pre-Calculus 11 (60%) or
    • Foundations of Mathematics 11 (67%)

  • Science: two of the following with minimum high school grade 11 (60%):
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Physics or Applied Physics
    • Earth Science
    • Geology
    • Recognized Resource Science 12
    • Geography
    • Forestry

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Note: The September 2017 intake is now closed for new applications to Level 1. Applications for re-admission may be submitted. Applications for the September 2018 intake will be accepted starting November 1, 2017.

The Forest and Natural Areas Management program has three common terms and a choice of one of two elective streams in term four (Forest Engineering & Measurements OR Silviculture & Forest Protection).

Note: Do not specify a stream at the time of application.

Streams are chosen during term 3. Entry to each stream is competitive by GPA. Where space issues arise, students may get their alternative choice.

BCIT accepts only complete applications. In order to apply:

  • Include proof of meeting all entrance requirements prior to submission
  • Convert all transcripts and supporting documents to PDF files
  • Have a credit card ready to pay the application fee
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You can check the status of your application online at any time using the Student Information System.

Scheduled intakes

September each year.

Technology entry

The Technology Entry (TE) program is a full-time, day school program which provides academic upgrading to students wishing to enrol in Computing, Engineering, Electronic, and Health Sciences programs at BCIT.

The TE program provides courses in chemistry, communication, mathematics, and physics that meet program prerequisites for selected programs at BCIT. The TE program also includes an introductory course in computer applications and a learning skills course. The program is supportive to those who require English-language training.

myCommunication

Within two business days of submitting your completed application, BCIT will send a message to your personal and myBCIT e-mail addresses. All correspondence regarding your application will be posted to your online myCommunication account at my.bcit.ca. We'll send you an e-mail when a new message is posted. It's important to watch for these e-mails or regularly check your account online.

You can expect to receive communication concerning the status of your application within four weeks.

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

The English-Language Proficiency required for study at BCIT is detailed here.

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

You will need to meet the specific admission requirements of your intended program. Most programs require Grade 12 graduation with specific Grade 11 and 12 courses. Some programs also have non-academic requirements such as submitting a resume or participating in an interview.

For more details on BCIT's Admission and Registration requirements check here.

Application priority is given to BC residents who are Canadian citizens and landed immigrants who have lived in BC for the 12 months immediately before enrolment. Second priority is given to out-of-province citizens and landed immigrants. Third priority is given to applicants who are neither Canadian citizens nor landed immigrants.

Out-of-Province

You will need to meet the specific admission requirements of your intended program. Most programs require Grade 12 graduation with specific Grade 11 and 12 courses. Some programs also have non-academic requirements such as submitting a resume or participating in an interview.

For more details on BCIT's Admission and Registration requirements check here.

Application priority is given to BC residents who are Canadian citizens and landed immigrants who have lived in BC for the 12 months immediately before enrolment. Second priority is given to out-of-province citizens and landed immigrants. Third priority is given to applicants who are neither Canadian citizens nor landed immigrants.

BC Transfer Student

For details on transfer credit at BCIT check here.

 

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

For details on transfer credit at BCIT check here.

 

Mature Student

If you have not graduated from secondary school you can still be admitted to BCIT based on your relevant experience.

To gain Mature student status, you must also meet BCIT's English-language requirements as well as any prerequisites for your desired program.

There is helpful information for Mature students in the Frequently Asked Questions section of BCIT's Admission & Registration webpage.

International Student

For details on applying to BCIT as an International Student check here.

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

The Technology Entry Program is for students who want to improve their skills in core areas such as communications, Math, Chemistry or Physics to meet the prerequisites of their intended BCIT Technology Program.

 

How to Apply

For information on applying to BCIT's programs check here.

Training in a program like this one can lead to different careers. Related occupations are presented to show potential career options, not definite outcomes.

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