Program Details, Costs, and Admission Requirements


  • Program Length 
    12 Weeks
  • Credential 
    Certificate

The Fundamentals of Forest Harvesting Practices Certificate Program

The Forest Fundamentals Harvesting Practices Program includes employability skills training, foundation, occupational skills, hazard assessment, workplace work experience. This is done over 12 weeks at VIU's training facility. Graduates will gain knowledge and skills in both classroom and hands-on settings that will help them to be successful as they continue within the industry.

Year 1

Credits

FFHP 101T  - (Employability Skills Training)

1

FFHP 102T - (Foundation)

1

FFHP 103T - (Occupational Skills)

3

FFHP 104T - (Light Truck)

1

FFHP 105T - (Hazards)

2

FFHP 106T - (Workplace Work Experience)

1

Total Program Credits

9

Updated 
Monday, May 6, 2019
  • Minimum 19 years of age.
  • Successful completion of assessment testing.
  • Personal profile.
  • Resume.
  • Class 7N driver's license (class 5 preferred).
  • Interview.
  • See also Trades general admission requirements.

Notes on Admission

  • Preference will be given to candidates with the above noted admission requirements as well as individuals who have completed Grade 12.
  • Be physically fit (exceptions determined on an individual basis).
  • Shortlisted applicants will be contacted to attend a 30-minute interview.
  • The following areas will be covered in the assessment test: Mathematics, Reading Comprehension and Combined Reasoning.

Students who meet or exceed the admission requirements may not necessarily be admitted to the program.

Graduates of this program will be well-poised to become employed within the Forest sector industry at basic entry level positions with opportunities to advance throughout their career.

Domestic Fees

Tuition and Other Mandatory Student Fees

When applying to the program, applicants will be charged a non-refundable application fee.

When applying to graduate, students will be charged a non-refundable graduation and alumni fee.

Some courses have additional fees to pay for extraordinary class–related expenses.

Fees - 12 Week Program

Amount

Tuition

11,142.68

Student Activity fee (4% of tuition)

445.71

Student Services fee (4.42% of tuition)

492.51

VIU Students' Union fee (3 months x $24.88 per month)

74.64

Health and Dental Plan fee ($265.00 per year)

265.00

Total

12,420.54

Notes

The VIUSU Health and Dental Plan fee is assessed for all students enrolled in 6 credits or more per term, or in Trades/Vocational programs of 5 months or longer. 

 

All fees are subject to change without prior notice.

Updated
Monday, August 1, 2022

Domestic (Canadian)

Program Start Date Accepting Applications Location
Anticipated intake for someone applying today
Mar 27, 2023
Next Intake(s)

The next intake is scheduled for March 2023.

Accepting International Applications
No
Application Fee
$43.40
Accepting Late Applications
Yes
Waitlist
No
Testing Required
Yes
Admissions Assistant

Name: Tia Noble
Phone: 250.753.3245 ext. 2280
Email: Tia.Noble@viu.ca

Chair Contact

Name: Reseigh Cox
Email: Reseigh.Cox@viu.ca

Documentation Deadline

Please contact the Admissions Assistant for details.

Comments

The next program start date is March 27, 2023.

Please contact Admissions or the Program Chair with any questions.