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.