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Forest Technology Diploma


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Intake
  • Fall

Study Options
  • Co-Op
  • Location
    Castlegar Campus
  • Campuses
    Castlegar

    Resources

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    City of Castlegar
  • Length
    Two Years
  • Tuition Levels (approx)
    $4535 Year 1
  • Book & Supply Cost Estimates
    $2001 Year 1
  • Credentials
    • Diploma
    • University Block Transfer
    • University Course Transfer

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Application Deadline Advice

Applications may be submitted up to 12 months before the program start date. Qualified applicants are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Early application is recommended.

Application Fee: $37

Academic (minimum grade needed in bracket)

1. High school graduation (or equivalent)*

2. English

One of:

  • English 12 (C+)
  • equivalent course

3. Math

One of:

  • Principles of Math 11 (C+)
  • Applications of Math 11 (B)
  • Foundations of Math 11 (C+)
  • equivalent course

4. Biology

One of:

  • Biology 11 (C+)
  • equivalent course
Note: Mature student entry is possible without secondary school completion, but also requires at least "C+" grades in Biology 11 or 12, Principles of Math 11, and English 12 or equivalent courses. In addition, mature applicants may need to complete preparatory modules in math, writing and computers.

Non-Academic

  • good health
  • reasonably good physical condition
  • demonstrated interest in, and aptitude for, outdoor work is essential since much of the work is done in the field, often in difficult weather and topographic conditions.
  • computer competency is needed. It is strongly recommended that you have entry level experience with MS Word, MS Excel and the internet.
Admission Advice

In individual cases, related work experience can be considered in the application process at the discretion of the School Chair.

English Language Requirements

Summary

If English is not your first language, you must provide one of the following (minimum scores):

  • Completion of English 12 or equivalent
  • A C+ grade in advanced core courses in the Selkirk College English Language Program and Provincial Level English 51
  • A TOEFL score of 213 (computer) or 80 (internet)
  • A EIKEN grade of pre-1
  • An IELTS score of 6.0
  • A Language Proficiency Index of 4

Verify with the institution directly

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

You must meet the general admission requirements of the college as well as the specific admission requirements of your intended program.

Special Note: The admission requirements for all Selkirk College programs are detailed separately in Education Planner.

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

If you have graduated from a BC Secondary School (or equivalent) you are eligible for general admission to Selkirk. You must also meet any admission requirements of your intended program.

Special Note: The admission requirements for all Selkirk College programs are detailed separately in Education Planner.

Out-of-Province

If you have graduated from Secondary School (or equivalent) you are eligible for general admission to Selkirk. You must also meet any admission requirements of your intended program.

Special Note: The admission requirements for all Selkirk College programs are detailed separately in Education Planner.

BC Transfer Student

For Transfer Credit details check here.

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

For Transfer Credit details check here.

Mature Student

If you are at least 19 years old at the time of registration you are eligible for general admission to Selkirk. You must also meet any admission requirements of your intended program.

Special Note: The admission requirements for all Selkirk College programs are detailed separately in Education Planner.

 

 

International Student

For details on International Student Admission check here.

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

Applicants who do not qualify for admission to Selkirk in any of the other admission categories may still qualify for general admission in one of the following two ways:

  • if you are under 19 years old but who have the written recommendation of their secondary school principal; or
  • if you are considered by the Admissions and Standards Committee to be capable of succeeding in college courses based on their particular circumstances.

You must also meet the specific admission requirements of your intended program.

Special Note: The program admission requirements for all Selkirk College programs are detailed separately in Education Planner.

How to Apply

For details on How to Apply check here.

Block Transfer within Selkirk

The diploma ladders into Selkirk's Bachelor of Geographic Information Systems Degree and counts as the first two years of the degree program.

Final Notes: Minimum grade point average and other requirements may apply. All transfer requirements should be confirmed with advising personnel at Selkirk.

Inter-Institutional Block Arrangements

Introductory Note: One year of academic study is normally made up of 30 credits.

Graduates of the Forest Technology Diploma are eligible for the following block transfer:

  • up to 30 credits within the Bachelor of Natural Resource Science Degree - TRU (formerly UCC)
  • up to 30 credits within the BSF (Major in Forest Resources Management) Degree - UBC
  • up to 60 credits within the Bachelor of General Studies Degree - TRU-OL

Transfer is also possible to UNBC. Contact a college counsellor or program personnel for full details.

Final Notes: Minimum grade point average and other requirements may apply. All transfer requirements should be confirmed with advising personnel at the intended institution.

Students may also wish to refer to the BC Transfer Guide. This website offers complete details about transfer arrangements between post-secondary institutions in BC. This information includes course-to-course transfer opportunities.

Block Transfer out of province

Transfer is possible to the University of Alberta, University of New Brunswick and University of Idaho. Contact a college counsellor or program personnel for full details.

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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