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Technologie forestière

This program trains technologists to apply the silviculture treatments needed to cultivate forest stands, organize sustainable management and timber harvesting and ensure the protection and conservation of ecosystem resources.

About the program

This program trains individuals to become forestry technologists able to apply and develop techniques related to sustainable forest management and timber harvesting.

Graduates of this program can work for companies whose main activities involve planning and carrying out timber harvesting activities, regenerating cultivated areas, applying silvicultural treatments needed for cultivating natural or artificial forest stands, implementing and maintaining infrastructures as well as protecting and preserving the resources of forest ecosystems.

The nature and range of tasks assigned to forest technologists vary depending on the type and size of organizations they work for. Generally speaking, these tasks are related to different stages of the work involved. More specifically, they involve planning work to be done, carrying it out, supervising and controlling, and applying standards and regulations pertaining to the environment as well as occupational health and safety.

Most of the tasks carried out by forest technologists are done so with respect to a process that can be summarized as follows: plan the work to be done, carry out the work, control the quality of the work, compile data, analyze results and write reports.

Forest technologists work with forestry engineers who establish work techniques to be used and who are mandated with validating the work carried out by technicians. The main goals are to:

foster the individual’s role in ensuring the sustainable development of public and private forest resources within the territory of Quebec
provide the individual with the skills and knowledge required to coordinate work related to the knowledge and harmonious and optimal use of forestry resources while ensuring the occupational health and safety of workers.

Condition of admission

Before applying to a program leading to a Diploma of College Studies (DCS), applicants who studied in Québec must meet the following three requirements:

The applicant must have a Secondary School Diploma and be in one of the following situations:
The applicant has a Secondary School Diploma (SSD)*
NOTE: a SSD holder that has not passed the following courses may be required to complete remedial courses:
Secondary 5 Language of Instruction
Secondary 5 Second Language
Secondary 4 Mathematics
Secondary 4 Science and Technology or Secondary 4 Applied Science and Technology or Secondary 4 Physical Science
Secondary 4 History and Citizenship Education or Secondary 4 History of Quebec and Canada
The applicant holds a Diploma of Vocational Studies (DVS) and has successfully completed the following subjects*:
Secondary 5 Language of Instruction
Secondary 5 Second Language
Secondary 4 Mathematics
The applicant has training deemed equivalent by the College.
The applicant has training and experience deemed sufficient by the College and has interrupted full time studies for at least 24 months.
The applicant satisfies, if applicable, the special conditions for admission established by the Minister which specify the program prerequisites*.
The applicant satisfies, if applicable, any special conditions for admission established by the College for each of its programs.

*If the applicant is enrolled in school and completing his or her secondary studies at the time of application, the grades sent by the school must demonstrate that the applicant is passing in all the courses required to complete the SSD and required to fulfill the admission requirements.

Available in 7 institutions

3 years

Technical Program

Establishments offering this program

Cégep de l'Abitibi-Témiscamingue (Campus de Rouyn-Noranda) (Courses offered in French)


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