Academic Admission Requirements
The Forest Technology Diploma can be completed on a full-time (2 years) or part-time basis. Each term will include courses that are conducted in classrooms, labs and field settings. In addition to meeting entrance requirements for Selkirk College, Forest Technology has the following program requirements (please scroll down if you feel you aren't quite there yet):
Math: (one of the following)
Pre-Calculus 11 with a grade of “C+” (67%)
Foundations of Mathematics 11 with a grade of “C+” (67%)
or an equivalent course
English 12 with a grade of "C+" (67%), or
Three credits of post-secondary English, Humanities or Social Sciences with a grade of “C" (60%) from a recognized institution.
Biology 11, or equivalent science course with a grade of "C+" (67%).
For students with previous post-secondary experience, advanced credit may be available for related course work through the Application for Advanced Credit Process.
Not Quite There?
School of Environment and Geomatics (SEG) staff are committed to helping students prepare for admission into their chosen program.
If you don’t currently have these pre-requisites a variety of options exist to set you up for success in the program. Students can take a combination of preparatory and upgrading courses in a first year which extends the length of the program to three years, but greatly enhances success. Applicants interested in this option should contact student counseling services.
Academic Upgrading (formerly ABE) classes are available to help address specific high school course deficiencies. SEG offers math refresher classes the week before classes start each fall semester and College Success, a one-week overview of learning and study skills, during the same week.
Please apply to the School of Environment & Geomatics to allow us to suggest the best options for you. In individual cases, related work experience may be considered in the application process at the discretion of the School Chair. Learn more at Prior Learning Assessment (PLAR).
For any questions related to prerequisites and support, please contact the SEG Admissions Officer.
Non Academic Requirements
All applicants must be in good health and reasonably good physical condition. A demonstrated interest in, and aptitude for, outdoor work is essential as much of the work is done in the field, often under adverse and arduous weather and topographic conditions. A self assessment fitness check list is available on request.
Computer competency is an important element of success in the program. Prior to starting the program, it is strongly recommended that students have entry level experience with word processor, spreadsheet, and web browsing software. Check out Selkirk College Community Education & Workplace Training computer courses.
International Students (students who are applying to Selkirk College from locations outside of Canada) should follow the application steps required by Selkirk International