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Education and Training Catalogue

Contents Introduction Universities Colleges Continuing Education Forest Worker Training

Continuing Education

Provinces: Alberta | British Columbia | Ontario

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ALBERTA

Alberta Advanced Forest Management Institute

Advanced Forestry Education Program
Type of Institution: Non-profit
Type of Program(s): Advanced Forestry Education Program: Forest Ecology Principles, Silviculture Systems, Stand Development & Forecasting, Silviculture Planning & Practices, Forest Level Management
Entrance Requirements: Must be a Forester or graduate Technologist and have a minimum of five years of work experience in forest management to enroll in this program
Length of Program: Five two-week modules, with a sixth module, shorter in length
Course Location: Hinton, Alberta
Delivery Method: Classroom
Certificate: Continuing Education credits
Aboriginal Content: None
Support Services: None
Accreditation: Alberta Registered Professional Foresters Association and Alberta Forest Technologists Association
Other Information: To register contact our local regional forest management forester for courses offered off- campus. Be sure to get your applications in early as courses fill up quickly.
For Further Information or Application Forms, Contact: Ellen Brezina
Course Coordinator
Forest Management Training Group
Environmental Training Centre
1176 Switzer Drive
Hinton, AB T7V 1V3
Phone: (403)865-8200
Fax: (403)865-8266
E-mail: ebrezina@env.gov.ab.ca

Alberta Advanced Forest Management Institute

Environmental Training Centre
Type of Institution: Non-profit
Type of Program(s): Cable Logging Workshop; Forest Landscape Management; Forest Pests and Disease; Operator Awareness in Forest Operations; Regeneration Survey Certification; Scaling; Tree Planting and Supervision
Entrance Requirements: Must be a Forester or graduate Technologist and have a minimum of five years of work experience in forest management to enroll in this program
Length of Program: Five two-week modules, with a sixth module, shorter in length
Course Location: Hinton, Alberta
Delivery Method: Classroom
Certificate: Continuing Education credits
Aboriginal Content: None
Support Services: None
Accreditation: Alberta Registered Professional Foresters Association and Alberta Forest Technologists Association.
Other Information: To register contact our local regional forest management forester for courses offered off-campus. Be sure to get your applications in early as courses fill up quickly.
For Further Information or Application Forms, Contact: Ellen Brezina, Course Coordinator
Environmental Training Centre
1176 Switzer Drive
Hinton, AB T7V 1V3
Phone: (403)865-8200; Fax: (403)865-8266
E-mail: ebrezina@env.gov.ab.ca

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BRITISH COLUMBIA

Silviculture Institute of British Columbia

Type of Institution: Non-profit society
Type of Program(s): UBC Diploma in Forestry (Advance Silviculture);
UBC Diploma in Forest Engineering (FE);
Technical Module Program (TMP)
Entrance Requirements: AS: RPF with the Assoc. of BC Professional Foresters (ABCPF), + 5 yrs of forest mgt (silviculture) work experience; TMP: Forestry Tech diploma + 5 yrs of work experience (silviculture) or a university degree in an allied science + 5 yrs of forestry field experience (silviculture), or no post-secondary education with 10 years of forestry experience; FE: P. Eng. or P. Geo. with forest engineering work experience.
Length of Program: AS and FE: over the period of 3 yrs , max 5 yrs to complete all six modules; TMP: 3 yrs to complete 6 - 1 wk modules.
Course Location: Various location in British Columbia
Delivery Method: Classroom and field work
Certification: Professional programs - UBC Diploma in Forestry (Advanced Silviculture) and UBC Diploma in Forest Engineering.
Aboriginal Content: With relation to integrated resource management
Support Services: Education Counselling
Accreditation: University of British Columbia
Other Information:
For Further Information or Application Forms, Contact: Candace Parsons
Executive Director
Silviculture Institute of British Columbia
2665 East Mall, UBC Campus
Vancouver, BC V6T 1W5
Phone: (604)224-7800; Fax: (604)224-7010
Internet: http://www.interchange.ubc.ca/sibc/
E-mail: sibc@interchange.ubc.ca

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ONTARIO

Canadian Institute of Forestry

Continuing Forestry Education
Type of Institution: Non-profit
Type of Program(s): Upgrading Resource Management including all Forestry Professional, RPF's, Forestry Graduates
Entrance Requirements: Forestry professionals, biologists, technicians
Length of Program: Complete 150 contact hours of continuing education in a consecutive 3 year period
Course Location: Self-directed
Delivery Method: Structured Learning: 60 hrs minimum; Self Improvement: 90 hrs maximum; Professional Contributions: 60 hrs: maximum
Certification: Certificate
Aboriginal Content: Depending on training needed
Support Services: Maintains professional integrity by remaining current. Recognition from peers through newsletters and annual meetings
Accreditation: Canadian Institute of Forestry, nationally known
Other Information: Assist members in reviewing their knowledge of current literature and keep abreast of new opportunities to upgrade knowledge. Stimulate individual self-assessment by providing standards for achievement
For Further Information or Application Forms, Contact: Canadian Institute of Forestry
606 - 151 Slater Street
Ottawa, ON K1P 5H3
Phone: (613)234-2242; Fax: (613)234-6181
E-mail: cif@cif-ifc.org
Website: http://www.cif-ifc.org

Lakehead University and University of Toronto

Ontario Advanced Forestry Program**
Type of Institution: University
Type of Program(s): Continuing Education for Forestry professionals
Entrance Requirements: BSc in Forestry or related field discipline with extensive experience in resource management. However, enrolment is open to technicians; people who have an interest in natural resources need the approval of the Director.
Length of Program: 1 week
Course Location: Dorset and Thunder Bay, Ontario
Delivery Method: Program features a high standard of personal instruction provided by accomplished scientists and practitioners. Instructors are recruited from across North America, Europe and Australia by Module Leaders affiliated with Universities in Ontario. Field and classroom exercises.
Certification: Certificate
Aboriginal Content: Each year the modules' course and instructor change. Anyone interested should call Lakehead University. Program is limited to 25 people
Support Services: Through Lakehead University's student services
Accreditation: Lakehead University and University of Toronto
Other Information: ** Program is not offered this year. Pending on funding and as needed. For information contact Dr. Ken Brown at (807)343-8114
For Further Information or Application Forms, Contact: Ontario Advanced Forestry Program
School of Forestry, Lakehead University
955 Oliver Road
Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1
Phone: (807)343-8330; Fax: (807)343-8117
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