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Forest Technology

Code 190.B0
DiplomaDCS
SectorForestry and Pulp and Paper (12)
CUISEP code315-100.CP
Number of credits91 1/3
StatusProgram approved in 1998
Educational organizations offering the program
Note(s)
This program is offered in French: 
Technologie forestière

Program objectives

To train forestry technologists to work in the field and to develop the techniques required for sustainable silviculture and harvesting timber.

Length of training

Total length of training includes general training that is common to all programs for 420 hours, general training for this program for 150 hours as well as complementary general training courses for 90 hours.


Duration of training consists of theory and lab work for courses; personal time that the student invests is excluded.

Admission conditions

To be admitted to the program, a person must meet the general requirements for admission set out in the College Education Regulations, as well as the following special conditions, where applicable:

• no requirements

Targeted professions (Link to Emploi Québec's IMT En ligne)

Forestry technologists and technicians (2223)
Supervisors, logging and forestry (8211)

Job titles

silviculture supervisor
forestry technician

Program content

Number or code Statement of the competency
00KL To analyze the occupation
00KM To identify plant life in Québec’s forests
00KN To carry out activities related to health and safety and to forest fire prevention
00KP To process forest-related computerized data
00KQ To identify the dendrometric variables of a forest
00KR To manage stocks of felled wood
00KS To manage human and material resources
00KT To classify a forest site
00KU To map a forest area
00KV To carry out prevention, detection and control of insects and tree diseases
00KW To inventory a forest area
00KX To solve work organization problems
00KY To carry out silviculture work prior to harvesting
00KZ To verify the compliance of forest interventions
00L0 To supervise precommercial and rehabilitation work in an area
00L1 To analyze the phases involved in timber harvesting
00L2 To propose interventions related to the management of private forests
00L3 To coordinate infrastructure-related work
00L4 To coordinate timber harvesting work
00L5 To participate in developing management plans and reports
Number of contact hours allotted for specific training: 1 980