School of Environment and Geomatics (SEG) staff are committed to helping students prepare for admission into their chosen program. Applicants that meet the prerequisites listed below are eligible for direct entry into the Forest Technology Program.
Applicants who lack one, or more of these requirements are still eligible to gain admission to the program through a multi-level entry system which allows students to take a combination of preparatory and upgrading courses in the first year. This mode of entry extends the length of the program, but greatly enhances success.
Math: (one of the following)
Principles of Mathematics 11 (65%) or
Applications of Mathematics 11 (70%) or
Pre-Calculus 11 (65%) or
Foundations of Mathematics 11 (65%)
English 12 (65%) or
Three credits of post-secondary English, Humanities or Social Sciences (67%) from a recognized institution.
Biology 11, or equivalent science course (65%)
IMPORTANT for the upgrading pathway: Please apply to the School 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.
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.
All students are expected to take the College Readiness Tool (CRT) assessment.
Note that all applicants should meet the general entrance requirements for admission to Selkirk College.
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.
International Students (students who are applying to Selkirk College from locations outside of Canada) should follow the application steps required by Selkirk International