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  • Day - Courses taking place between Monday - Friday, before 5 PM.
  • Evening/Weekend - Courses taking place on weekdays from 5 PM or later, or Saturdays and Sundays.
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It is an opportunity to get a feel for school and what program you want to be in.

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Program availability may be limited for international applicants. Contact your student advisor for more information.

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You may apply for advanced credit once you have been accepted into the program. Advanced Credit can be Transfer Credit (for completed post-secondary courses) or PLAR (Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition).

Transfer Credit

In addition to the common guidelines outlined on the Transfer and Credit Options section and on the Transfer Credit Request Form (PDF), your program has other advanced credit requirements that are applied to each request including:

  • You must have completed the course or program no more than 7 year(s) ago unless a formalized articulation agreement is in place
  • You must have a minimum mark of D in the course(s) or program

Transfer credit - successful graduates from the Portage College Forest Technician program will be granted one year of advanced credit in the Forest Technology program at NAIT, provided they meet the prerequisites for the program.

Prior Learning and Assessment Recognition (PLAR)

If you do not qualify for transfer credit or credential recognition, Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) may be an option.

Contact the program for additional information about Advanced Credit.

Alberta's forests are a renewable public resource, managed according to Alberta's Forests Act. In NAIT's Forest Technology diploma program, you'll learn how to manage forests responsibly and sustainably on behalf of the residents of Alberta through a variety of field activities, class lectures and data analysis.

If you have a passion for the environment, enjoy being outdoors, have a strong work ethic, are in good physical fitness and comfortable working with computers, Forest Technology could be an excellent fit for you!

This is a 2-year diploma program delivered over 4 semesters. Fall semesters that begin in August run 17 weeks while Winter semesters beginning in January run 15 weeks.

Employment rates reported by NAIT alumni are for information purposes and do not guarantee future employment opportunities.

Salaries reported by NAIT alumni are for information purposes and are not a guarantee of future alumni income.

Hands-on, industry-relevant skills

Modern forestry is a high-tech, field-oriented career focused on forest management activities such as reclamation, fire behaviour and protection, insects and disease, watersheds, ecosystems, reforestation, forest engineering, wildlife habitat, forest legislation, recreation, soils, harvest planning and operations, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Global Positioning Systems (GPS). 

These are just some of the subject areas we cover in the Forest Technology program to help prepare you for real-world environmental management:

  • Learn to use current tools, equipment, techniques and technology for forest and land management
  • Conduct wildfire and forest health operations
  • Generate a vegetation inventory
  • Apply relevant policy and legislation

Field training

What better way to learn about forests than spending some quality time outdoors? In Forest Technology, field training is stressed over the 2 years of the program.

The first 5 weeks of Year 1 are spent at NAIT’s Kidney Lake camp, located about 50 km northwest of Whitecourt, AB.  During camp, plenty of time will be spent in the field developing foundational skills in wildfire suppression, plant identification, forest ecology, and forest measurements.

The Kidney Lake camp has a number of modest cabins and permanent structures in which you'll sleep, eat and attend classes.  You'll also have time to develop strong relationships with the people you’ll be working with during the program and throughout your career.

Year 2 field training primarily occurs in the Cache-Percotte forest, located adjacent to Hinton, AB.  Here you'll continue your hands-on learning and further develop career focused skills essential to becoming a successful forest professional.

Field labs will emphasize real world activities associated with reforestation, operational planning, sustainable harvesting, and reclamation using the latest technology.

Other field labs in and around Edmonton are conducted throughout the two years of the program.

Enter the workforce with confidence 

The program will work closely with you to identify career opportunities within the forest industry and help you develop the skills you'll need to find a meaningful, lifelong career.

Over 80% of our grads have secured employment directly related to their studies a short time after graduation. Graduates report competitive salaries and opportunities for rapid career advancement. 

Forest technologists typically find employment with industry, government agencies, consulting firms, conservation groups and private landowners. The positions typically involve a mixture of work in both the forest and office, and are almost always based out of towns near the forested areas of Alberta. 

Become a trusted professional 

After graduation, you will earn a diploma in Forest Technology.

NAIT's Forest Technology program currently works with the Association of Forest Management Professionals (AAFMP) to set the academic benchmark required for Registered Professional Forest Technologists under the Regulated Forestry Profession Act.

Graduates of the program are eligible to register as Registered Professional Forest Technologists.

Any person who practices forestry in Alberta is required to register with the AAFMP.  Learn more about the AAFMP and mandatory registration at http://www.aafmp.ca

Have questions? We've got answers 

General program information

If you have questions about the Forest Technology program, Wendy Pineda is happy to help.

Wendy Pineda

Advanced credit

Students who have been accepted into the program can apply for advanced credit. Please contact program chair Heath Schneider for more information.

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Term 1

FORT1101Worksite Safety
  • Requisites: This course is available to students in the Forest Technology program.
  • Open Studies: Not Available

This course develops safety skills required in the forest industry. As part of this course students will receive training in defensive driving, chainsaw operation, bear awareness and avoidance, wilderness survival and All-Terrain Vehicle use. In addition, students will learn maintenance skills for vehicles, equipment and field camps along with requirements for worksite safety.

FORT1110Forest Inventory I
  • Requisites: This course is available to students in the Forest Technology program. Co-requisites: FORT1111, FORT1112.
  • Open Studies: Not Available

This course focuses on using remote sensing methods with particular emphasis on forest landscapes using the Alberta Vegetation Inventory (AVI) as a classification tool. Students learn how to use survey systems, map and photo scale, and interpretation methodology and principles through a variety of field and classroom activities. This course will increase confidence in field program planning and navigation.

FORT1111Forest Measurements
  • Requisites: This course is available to students in the Forest Technology program. Co-requisites: FORT1110, FORT1112.
  • Open Studies: Not Available

This course introduces the techniques and procedures of forest measurements acquisition and data capture within the forest industry. Skills will be developed in the areas of equipment usage and maintenance, Alberta Third System of Survey, measurement processes and procedures, crew efficiency, data collection and recording, field map and aerial photography use, map scale, basic statistical compilation and analysis, as well as project management development.

FORT1112Forest Ecosystems
  • Requisites: This course is available to students in the Forest Technology program. Co-requisites: FORT1110, FORT1111.
  • Open Studies: Not Available

This course focuses on the identification and use of common vegetative species found in Western Canada. Students will learn about various ecosystems and their implications for reforestation decisions. Students will also conduct tree planting and quality assessments to learn about Alberta silviculture planting practices with a focus on how they relate to microsite and reforestation decisions.

FORT1120Wildfire Suppression
  • Requisites: This course is available to students in the Forest Technology program.
  • Open Studies: Not Available

This course is the Alberta Wildfire Management Branch (WMB) Wildfire Crew Member training course. It is an entry-level wildfire suppression course where students may receive academic certification as Wildland firefighters if all sections of the training course are completed to required WMB standards.

FORT1140Communications
  • Requisites: This course is available to students in the Forest Technology program.
  • Open Studies: Not Available

This course introduces some of the basic communication methods used in the forest industry including memos, informal reports, presentations and spreadsheets. Students will also begin to develop personal management tools for success, take part in a career symposium with forest industry representatives, and improve their skills with word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software.

Term 2

FORT1130Forest Engineering
  • Requisites: This course is available to students in the Forest Technology program.
  • Open Studies: Not Available

This course introduces the concepts and skills required to plan and locate a resource road. There are four broad objectives in this course: locating a forest road to specification, utilizing road engineering software to generate a road plan, measuring and recording data in field conditions and identifying the components of various water-course crossings. In addition, the use of the Third System of Survey (ATS) and map scale will be reinforced as a foundational skill.

FORT1211Forest Management I
  • Requisites: This course is available to students in the Forest Technology program. Prerequisite: FORT1111.
  • Open Studies: Not Available

This course introduces the concepts of sustainable forest management, forest tenure systems and forest management legislation. Students will also develop knowledge to increase Aboriginal Peoples cultural awareness and generate basic statistics to support forest management decisions.

FORT1214Forest Soils and Plants
  • Requisites: This course is available to students in the Forest Technology program. Pre-Requisite: FORT1112.
  • Open Studies: Not Available

This course focuses on plant physiology and the sub-surface components of forest ecosystems. Plant physiology will be examined to determine how different plant species vary in their genetics, site requirements and influence on the forest environment. Students will explore concepts of forest ecology, forest soils and plant physiology while growing seedlings in a greenhouse setting. The potential impacts of forest operations on the forest ecosystem will also be introduced.

FORT1215Forest Health
  • Requisites: This course is available to students in the Forest Technology program. Co-Requisite: FORT1214.
  • Open Studies: Not Available

This course focuses on wildlife, insects and diseases with an emphasis on species identification and management. Students will learn how to identify the major forest insects and pathogens affecting Alberta's forests and discuss forest management strategies to mitigate their effects. Students will also learn about the interaction between forest management activities and the habitat requirements of major fish and wildlife species in Alberta with an emphasis on "Species at Risk".

FORT1250GPS and GIS I
  • Requisites: This course is available to students in the Forest Technology program.
  • Open Studies: Not Available

This course develops the skills required to collect and map spatial and attribute data. Students will learn how to use Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to manage, analyze and create different data structures and maps while Global Positioning System (GPS) compatible hardware and software will be used to capture spatial and attribute information in the field for integration with existing GIS datasets. Mastering the concept of file management is very important for this course.

FORT2340Professional Development
  • Requisites: This course is available to students in the Forest Technology program. Prerequisite: FORT1140.
  • Open Studies: Not Available

This course builds upon the professionalism that is required throughout the forestry program. Some of the areas of emphasis include the development of supervisory skills, the application of codes of conduct and ethics, giving effective presentations, sensitivity in dealing with stakeholders and the importance of striving for lifelong personal professional development. Oral and written communication is emphasized.

Term 3

FORT2311Reclamation and Land Use
  • Requisites: This course is available to students in the Forest Technology program. Prerequisites: FORT1211, FORT1214.
  • Open Studies: Not Available

Students will gain experience with the standards and practices applicable to reclamation on severely disturbed industrial work sites in forested ecosystems. In addition, this course builds on land use and forest policies introduced in the first year with an emphasis on practical application and associated approval processes. Forest range health, invasive species and stakeholder consultation will also be covered.

FORT2314Silviculture I: Reforestation
  • Requisites: This course is available to students in the Forest Technology program. Prerequisite: FORT1212.
  • Open Studies: Not Available

This course builds upon Year 1 soils, ecology and physiology courses. A major goal is to develop the ability to make appropriate reforestation choices. This is primarily accomplished through emphasis on the development of site specific reforestation prescriptions. Another area of focus is planning and implementation of Alberta's legal reforestation surveys. In this portion the student learns to carry out surveys and also has the opportunity to evaluate the success of industry reforestation prescriptions. Vegetation management is also emphasized through planning and carrying out a stand tending project with brushsaws.

FORT2332Forest Harvesting and Milling
  • Requisites: This course is available to students in the Forest Technology program. Prerequisite: FORT1101.
  • Open Studies: Not Available

This course will emphasize sustainable, economical and safe forest harvest and mill operations. The student will participate in a harvest operation and gain experience from an industry, contractor and government perspective. Students will also learn to assess log quality, compare various manufacturing facilities, and identify associated commercial products from harvested forest resources. The Alberta Agriculture and Forestry Log Scaling Course will be delivered providing students with the opportunity to obtain their Province of Alberta Scaling Certificate.

FORT2350Watershed Management
  • Requisites: This course is available to students in the Forest Technology program. Prerequisite: FORT1250.
  • Open Studies: Not Available

This course will develop an understanding of the hydrological principles, legislation, guidelines and strategies applicable to water and watershed management. GIS analysis tools will be used to create resultant datasets for a watershed assessment report.

FORT2351GPS and GIS II
  • Requisites: This course is available to students in the Forest Technology program. Prerequisite: FORT1250. Co-requisite: FORT2350.
  • Open Studies: Not Available

This course builds on GPS and GIS skills introduced in the first year with an emphasis on practical applications within forestry. Students will use GIS to develop a resource plan and implement a field based project using GPS and GIS. Collected and provided data will be analyzed and presented as part of a forest engineering project.

Term 4

FORT2410Vegetation Inventory
  • Requisites: This course is available to students in the Forest Technology program. Prerequisites: FORT1111, FORT1110.
  • Open Studies: Not Available

This course builds upon basic skills and concepts already taught in Forest Measurements and Forest Inventory. Some general areas of focus are species and stand composition, choosing an appropriate AVI (Alberta Vegetation Inventory) attribute code, further development of interpretation principles and skills, and an introduction to enhanced inventory techniques.

FORT2411Forest Management II
  • Requisites: This course is available to students in the Forest Technology program. Prerequisite: FORT2311.
  • Open Studies: Not Available

This course will develop a better understanding of emerging forest industry trends, technologies and issues through a combination of self directed research, guest speakers and industry tours. Students will also develop skills associated with stakeholder consultations and learn more advanced statistical methods.

FORT2414Silviculture II: Stand Improvement
  • Requisites: This course is available to students in the Forest Technology program. Prerequisite: FORT2314.
  • Open Studies: Not Available

This course builds upon the basic reforestation taught in Silviculture I by focusing on options that industry has to enhance the forest beyond their legal obligations. Some of the general areas of focus include recognizing which stand improvement treatments are appropriate and reconciling treatment choices with overall objectives. Tree improvement, thinning, pruning and fertilization are examples of some of the treatments that are investigated. Students apply fundamental concepts such as the law of self thinning in order to develop a real world stand management plan.

FORT2420Wildfire Management
  • Requisites: This course is available to Open Studies students. Standard First Aid and CPR is required prior to taking this course. Although not required, successful completion of Science 20 or equivalent is recommended prior to taking this course.
  • Open Studies: Available

This course will look at how wildfire management agencies across Canada deal with the wildfire threat to human values. While recognizing that wildfire plays an ecological role in vegetated landscapes around the world, we will focus on the Boreal forest in Alberta. An important component of the course will address some of the issues facing wildfire management such as aging forests, increased human presence in fire-prone ecosystems, and decreasing fire-fighting budgets.

FORT2432Harvest Management
  • Requisites: This course is available to students in the Forest Technology program. Prerequisite: FORT2332.
  • Open Studies: Not Available

This course develops a further understanding of previously introduced forest harvesting topics by expanding on harvesting systems and their management. Operational planning is emphasized through the development of detailed block designs, comparison of machinery types and productivity, calculating the cost of equipment ownership, evaluating log haul logistics and predicting the total cost of a project.

FORT2450Harvest Planning
  • Requisites: This course is available to students in the Forest Technology program. Prerequisites: FORT1250, FORT2350.
  • Open Studies: Not Available

In this six week course, students will have the opportunity to integrate and apply their knowledge, expertise, and creativity into forest harvest planning. Students will be challenged to take a practical and thoughtful approach to harvest planning that goes beyond “farming trees”, incorporating stand and landscape level biodiversity, wildlife concerns, integration of stakeholders, and silviculture planning. Students will work in groups to produce several plans, including: a Final Harvest Plan (FHP), Annual Operation Plan (AOP), Silviculture Plan, and delivery schedule for a compartment within an existing Forest Management Area (FMA) in the province. At the end of the course each group will do a brief presentation to a panel of industry representatives.

Tuition

Cost Per Credit: $180
Tuition Cap: $1,940

Tuition for International Students

Cost Per Credit: $747
Tuition Cap: $8,051

Mandatory Fees

NAITSA: $129
U-Pass: $175
Health & Dental: $128
Rec. & Athletics: $70

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Please contact the program area for more information.

The tuition and fee amounts are valid for the current academic year and are subject to change for subsequent intakes. For financial planning purposes, please use these totals as an approximate estimate of your costs. The approved tuition and fee information for your intake will be available in April.

Dates & Deadlines

We recommend submitting your program application at least 90 days before the application deadline.

Application Deadline: Aug 12, 2020

Term Start Date: Aug 17, 2020

Entrance Requirements

  • Grade 12 English (English 30-1 or 30-2)
  • Math 30-1 or 30-2 or Pure Math 30 or Applied Math 30
  • One of: Chemistry 20, Biology 20, Physics 20 or Science 30
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency

If you meet the minimum entrance requirements but do not meet the competitive requirements, find out if the Recognition of Prior Learning Pathway is right for you!


Competitive Entrance Requirements:

Competitive Entrance: 60% overall average

OR

Successful completion of minimum 24 post-secondary credits within an accredited or recognized degree or diploma in a related field (Forestry, Natural Resources, etc.) with an Admission GPA of 2.0 based on the most recently completed post-secondary credits. *Please note that acceptance into the program does not guarantee transfer credits. Transfer credits evaluation will take place after the student is accepted into the program.

Additional Requirements and Considerations

  • First Aid – PRIOR TO ENTERING PROGRAM

CPR-C (Basic Life Support - BLS) - Students must provide evidence of current BLS certification for entry into the program and remain current throughout clinical training. One of the following courses or certifications can be used to meet this requirement: + NAIT CPRS100 - Basic Life Support + NAIT CPRS500 - Standard First Aid and CPR/AED Level C. + Canadian Ski Patrol (CPR-C) + Heart & Stroke Foundation (BLS for HCP (C), BLS, CPR C) + Lifesaving Society (CPR-C) + Red Cross (CPR-C or HCP) + St. John Ambulance (CPR-C or HCP).

  • Driver’s License Recommendation

A valid driver’s license is required for most jobs in this industry. It is strongly recommended that students have achieved this prior to, or upon, enrollment into the program.

  • English Language Requirement

A strong command of the English language is required for successful progression and completion of this program. Applicants who do not possess English language fluency are strongly encouraged to meet with program staff for a better understanding of the language requirements prior to applying.

  • Computer Literacy - Basic

Basic computer literacy is required for a successful progression in this course. This comprises, but is not limited to, possessing fluency in basic word processing, spreadsheet creation, and an understanding of email and web best practices.

  • Laptop Requirement

Students are required to have laptop computers for the duration of their studies at NAIT. This is referred to as BYOD (bring your own device). Exact laptop specifications to run industry standard software will be provided to the students upon acceptance.

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Open Studies

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International Students

This program is open to international applicants. For more detailed information about applying, visit our admissions page. Learn more

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Waitlisting Program is full and qualified applicants are being placed on a waitlist. For information about waitlists, please visit the Waitlist FAQs.

If you’re on a non-competitive waitlist, you should consider NAIT’s Academic Upgrading program or NAIT Equivalency Tests to become a more competitive applicant.

There is no guarantee that waitlisted applicants will be offered a seat, however it is common for seats to become available until the start of class. As seats become available, they are filled from the waitlist.
Closed Program is no longer accepting applications.
N/A Not available for this term.


*Program availabilty is subject to change without notice.

Scholarships & Awards

The following scholarships and/or bursaries are available to you as a student in this program. To access your opportunities, visit the Student Portal.

A.H. Owen Scholarship Fund - Engineering - Fall $1,000.00
  • Award Amount: $1,000.00
  • Number of Awards: 1

Criteria:
Available to a second year student enrolled in the Forest Technology program. Awarded on the basis of academic achievement in FORT1130, Introduction to Forest Engineering and FORT2330, Forest Engineering and Industrial Reclamation.

A.H. Owen Scholarship Fund - Silviculture - Fall $1,000.00
  • Award Amount: $1,000.00
  • Number of Awards: 1

Criteria:
Available to a second year student enrolled in the Forest Technology program. Awarded on the basis of academic achievement in in FORT1112, Plant and Ecosite Identification and FORT1212, Plant Physiology and Forest Ecology.

Alberta Sustainable Resource Development - Forest Science/Integrated Resource Management Award - Spring $700.00
  • Award Amount: $700.00
  • Number of Awards: 1

Criteria:
Awarded to a student of the Forest Technology program that displays exceptional aptitude in forest science and who plans to further their career in integrated resource management.

Alberta Sustainable Resource Development - Michael Berry Memorial Award - Fall $700.00
  • Award Amount: $700.00
  • Number of Awards: 1

Criteria:
Michael Berry was an individual that demonstrated a love for natural resource management, but in particular field work and working with people. His desire to see respectful treatment and management of Alberta’s resources, whether it be forest, recreational opportunities or wildlife, was under pinned by knowing the resource and working with colleagues and resource users. Michael enjoyed and always looked forward to working in the field and the opportunity of meeting new people with the hope of providing them with a better understanding of Alberta’s natural resources. He realized that people can make a difference. The Michael Berry Memorial Award is presented to a second year NAIT student who demonstrates a keen desire and aptitude for field work and a sincere desire to make a difference by working with people.

Alberta Union of Provincial Employees - Local 5 - Natural Resources Conservation Service Division $1,000.00
  • Award Amount: $1,000.00
  • Number of Awards: 1

Criteria:
Available to second year students enrolled in the Forest Technology program or the Biological Sciences - Conservation Biology program. Awarded on the basis of academic achievement, leadership qualities, and to someone who has the potential to make substantial contributions to the profession of renewable resources management. Financial need may also be taken into consideration.

Calvin R. Bohmer Memorial Award - Spring $1,000.00
  • Award Amount: $1,000.00
  • Number of Awards: 1

Criteria:
Available to a graduating student of the Forest Technology program who has attained the highest academic standing in the Wildlife Fisheries Management courses.

Canadian Institute of Forestry (Rocky Mountain Section) $1,250.00
  • Award Amount: $1,250.00
  • Number of Awards: 1

Criteria:
Available to a student entering their second year of Forest Technology with an academic standing of at least 2.7 in their first year. The recipient will be selected on the basis of leadership qualities as demonstrated by involvement in extra-curricular and community activities, and academic standing. Preference will be given to a student with a demonstrated financial need. Applicants must be a current student member of RMS CIF. Membership can be obtained online at http://cif-ifc.org/site/join

Canadian Institute of Forestry Rocky Mountain Section Aboriginal Bursary $1,000.00
  • Award Amount: $1,000.00
  • Number of Awards: 1

Criteria:
Available to aboriginal students enrolled in the first or second level of the Forest Technology program at NAIT. Awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial need. Applicants must be maintaining satisfactory academic achievement with a minimum GPA of 2.3.

J.C. Wagar Memorial Award - Spring $1,000.00
  • Award Amount: $1,000.00
  • Number of Awards: 1

Criteria:
Available to a graduating student of the Forest Technology program who has achieved the highest academic standing in Remote Sensing.

John Joseph Collett Memorial Scholarship - Fall $1,000.00
  • Award Amount: $1,000.00
  • Number of Awards: 1

Criteria:
Available to a student entering second year in the Forest Technology program. The award will be granted on the basis of academic achievement, demonstrated financial need, good all-round personal development and commitment to ideals in conservation of the environment.

Millar Western Forest Products Ltd. Scholarship I $1,250.00
  • Award Amount: $1,250.00
  • Number of Awards: 1

Criteria:
Available to students enrolled in the first year of the Forest Technology program at NAIT. Awarded on the basis of academic achievement in the first semester of the program. Preference may be given to students residing in/or near Whitecourt, Fox Creek, or Boyle, Alberta.

NorQuest College - Dave Hoy Achievement Award $1,000.00
  • Award Amount: $1,000.00
  • Number of Awards: 1

Criteria:
Available to a NorQuest College student entering the first year of a Business or Technical program as a full-time student, and who have completed their studies with NorQuest College within the last three years. Awarded on the basis of the highest mark in two combined subjects as follows: if applying to a Technical program the subjects are Math and Science: if applying to a Business program the subjects are Math and English.

TransCanada - Aboriginal Entrance Awards Program $2,200.00
  • Award Amount: $2,200.00
  • Number of Awards: 1

Criteria:
Available to a student of Aboriginal ancestry who is entering into any full-time program at NAIT related to the oil & gas/power industry. Awarded on the basis of community of origin, community involvement, academic achievement in high school, evidence of planning a career path, as well as financial need.

Alberta Environment - Frank Platt Memorial Award - Spring $1,000.00
  • Award Amount: $1,000.00
  • Number of Awards: 1

Criteria:
Available to a second year student enrolled in the fourth semester of the Forest Technology program at NAIT - who attains the highest weighted mark in FORT2420 - Wildfire Management.

Arden Rytz Memorial Leadership Award - Spring $2,500.00
  • Award Amount: $2,500.00
  • Number of Awards: 2

Criteria:
Available to graduating students in the Forest Technology program at NAIT. Awarded on the basis of the highest overall weighted average in the field courses within the two year program. Field courses include FORT1101 - Safety Certifications, FORT1111 - Forest Measurements, FORT1110 - Forest Inventory, FORT1120 - Wildfire Supression, FORT1130 - Introduction to Forest Engineering, FORT1211 - Sustainable Forest Management, FORT1250 - GPS and GIS for Natural Resources, FORT2314 - Silviculture 1: Reforestation, FORT2331 - Harvest and Mill Operations, FORT2330 - Forest Engineering and Industrial Reclamation, FORT2401 - Winter Wilderness Survival, FORT2431 - Harvest Management, FORT2360 - Land Use and Forest Policy.

Canfor Field Competence Award - Spring $500.00
  • Award Amount: $500.00
  • Number of Awards: 1

Criteria:
Available to a graduating student of the Forest Technology program. The award will be based on a student's demonstrated competence in the field with some consideration given to academic achievement.

College of Alberta Professional Forest Technologists - Forest Technology Professional Award - Spring $500.00
  • Award Amount: $500.00
  • Number of Awards: 1

Criteria:
Available to student members of the College of Professional Forest Technologists who are currently enrolled in the fourth semester of the Forest Technology program at NAIT. Awarded on the basis of academic achievement in the following three courses: FORT1140 - Technical Communications, FORT2340 - Professional Development, and FORT2360 - Land Use and Forest Policy.

College of Alberta Professional Forest Technologists - Harvest Plan Award - Spring $500.00
  • Award Amount: $500.00
  • Number of Awards: 2

Criteria:
Available to graduating students of the Forest Technology program at NAIT. Awarded on the basis of the best "Harvest Plan" submission.

Keystone Award - Spring $250.00
  • Award Amount: $250.00
  • Number of Awards: 1

Criteria:
Available to second year students in the Forest Technology program at NAIT. Awarded on the basis of team work as demonstrated by the student’s involvement in the program and the classroom. The recipient will be selected by the program instructors through a vote.

Thorestry Scholarship - Spring $250.00
  • Award Amount: $250.00
  • Number of Awards: 1

Criteria:
Available to second year students who have completed all four semesters in the Forest Technology program at NAIT. Awarded on the basis of the most improved student. “Improvement” will be based on the greatest increase in weighted average between semester 1, semester 2, semester 3, and the following courses in semester 4: FORT2401, FORT2431, and FORT2450. This scholarship will be given out in honour of Thor Knapp’s exemplary service of 30 years with the forestry program at NAIT. The Thorestry scholarship will achieve this by seeking to reward those that put their all into achieving their full potential. An individual who receives this award will, through their work and dedication, undoubtedly advance any organization they are a part of.

Woodland Trainers Association – Mike Watson Memorial Bursary $1,000.00
  • Award Amount: $1,000.00
  • Number of Awards: 4

Criteria:
Available to first year students enrolled in the Forest Technology program at NAIT. Awarded on the basis of satisfactory academic achievement and demonstrated financial need.

Bruce and Kathy Macmillan Memorial Silviculture Scholarship - Spring $1,000.00
  • Award Amount: $1,000.00
  • Number of Awards: 1

Criteria:
This scholarship will be awarded in memory of Bruce Macmillan's exemplary service of over 40 years within the forestry industry including time as a program instructor at NAIT. The Bruce & Kathy Macmillan Siviculture Scholarship will seek to reward those who show dedication to achieving their full academic potential. An individual, who received this award, will demonstrate the ability to strive for greater advancement and improvement in the field. Available to second year students enrolled in the Forest Technology program at NAIT. Awarded on the basis of the most improved student. "Improvement" will be based on the greatest increase in weighted average between three first year courses (FORT1112 Plant and Ecosite Identification, FORT1212 Plant Physiology and Forest Ecology, FORT1213 Forest Soils and Geomorphology) and two second year courses (Fort2314 Reforestation, FORT2414 Stand Improvement). Three to five candidates will be put forward to a panel of judges for scholarship selection. The judging is based on a rubric that will be provided to students.

NAIT Forest Technology Student Executive Environmental Award - Spring $150.00
  • Award Amount: $150.00
  • Number of Awards: 1

Criteria:
This award is provided by the NAIT Forest Technology Student Executive and is given to a second year student who displays an above average concern for the environment and genuinely cares for the earth and it's natural surroundings. Factors considered were attitude towards the environment, competence and care in recycling, environmental morality and consciousness, as well as a willingness to assist or educate others. The recipient of the award is determined by a second year student vote.

Bob and Wendy Hiew Bursary $2,000.00
  • Award Amount: $2,000.00
  • Number of Awards: 1

Criteria:
Bob and Wendy Hiew are both NAIT graduates from the Electrical Engineering and Accounting programs. Bob and Wendy have established this bursary in order to support students who are experiencing financial difficulties so they can devote their time to their studies in order to embark on a good career. Available to a second year student enrolled in any full time credit program in either the JR Shaw School of Business, or the School of Applied Sciences and Technology at NAIT. Awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial need and a minimum academic achievement of 75% in the first year of their program at NAIT.

Tolko Industries Ltd. $1,000.00
  • Award Amount: $1,000.00
  • Number of Awards: 1

Criteria:
Available to first year students enrolled in the Forest Technology program at NAIT. Awarded on the basis of satisfactory academic achievement of 75% upon entrance into the program and demonstrated financial need.

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