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Forest Ecosystem Management Technician Ontario College Diploma

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  • Objectives
    In the two-year Forest Ecosystem Management Technician (Co-op) Program, you will acquire the theoretical knowledge and technical skills needed to work effectively in the forest and environmental sectors. You will be prepared for a technically competent entry level position in the areas of forest harvesting, forest resource conservation and protection, forest management, silviculture, fish and wildlife, research support, recreation, project development with Aboriginal communities, community economic development, and eco and adventure tourism. A unique feature of the program is the integration of aboriginal approaches to forest & land resource development, in addition to a business/entrepreneurial focus & applied delivery. By enrolling in the Forest Ecosystem Management Technician Program, you will have an opportunity to increase your credentials and employability, by taking certification courses such as: S100 forest fire fighting, first aid, WHMIS, and chain saw awareness.
  • Practical experience
    There is a co-op component associated with this program.
  • Academic Title
    Forest Ecosystem Management Technician Ontario College Diploma
  • Course description
    First Semester
    Course Number/ Title     Credits

    CS 117     Communications Strategies     3
    FW 100     Forest Mensuration I     4
    FW 110     Dendrology/Silvics     4
    FW 120     Forest Mechanization I     4
    FW 130     Soils/Hydrology/Geomorphology     4
    FW 150     Wood Utilization     4
    FW 180     Fall Field School (2 weeks)     
    MC 155     Microsoft Office 2007 Applications     3
    Total     26
            
    Second Semester
    Course Number/ Title     Credits

    CS 219     Communications for Technology     3
    FW 213     Geographical Information Systems I     4
    FW 214     Forest Operations     4
    FW 215     Forest Plant Biology     4
    FW 216     Forest Ecology     4
    GE 058     Forest Resources     2
    MA 131     Mathmatics     4
    Total     25
            
    Third Semester
    Course Number/ Title     Hours

    FW 355     Co-op Placement (16 weeks)     
    Total     640
            
    Fourth Semester
    Course Number/ Title     Credits

    FW 400     Forest Mensuration II     4
    FW 410     Photogrammetry     3
    FW 411     Geographical Informations Systems II     3
    FW 412     Forest Renewal     4
    FW 413     Supervisory Skills & Conflict Resolution     3
    FW 414     Forest Pathology/Entomology     4
    FW 415     Fall Field School (2 weeks)     
    Total     21
            
    Fifth Semester
    Course Number/ Title     Credits

    FW 510     Fish & Wildlife Management     4
    FW 511     Forest Fire Management     5
    FW 512     Forest Management Planning     5
    FW 513     Forest Business Management     2
    GE 059     People & the Forest     2
    General Education Elective     2
    Total     20
            
    Sixth Semester
    Course Number/ Title     Credits

    FW 655     Co-op Placement (16 weeks)     
    Total     640

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