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Program Overview. Forestry. Forestry Programs at VIU What Gets Taught & How Courses Homework Questions. Program Overview. Forestry. Programs. ABCFP RFT Forest Technologist. 2 Year Diploma VIU Forestry. 2 Year Transfer VIU. Bridging Year VIU. RPF Professional Forester.

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    1. Program Overview Forestry • Forestry Programs at VIU • What Gets Taught & How • Courses • Homework • Questions

    2. Program Overview Forestry Programs ABCFP RFT Forest Technologist 2 Year Diploma VIU Forestry 2 Year Transfer VIU Bridging Year VIU RPF Professional Forester UBC Forestry - BSF (years 3 & 4)

    3. Program Overview Forestry • What Gets Taught • Science of managing the forest • We are an applied program - hands-on & practical • Learning objectives set by: • Advisory Committee (Gov’t, Industry, Consultants) • CTAB – national accreditation • ABCFP – professional accreditation • Our own expertise • 20-25% of our grads continue to a Bachelor’s degree (UBC, VIU, U of A, UNBC, UNB)

    4. Program Overview Forestry • How & Where • Lectures – much like this • Labs – in-class & take home assignments • Where: • right here (& next door) • computer lab (Bull Room) • Woodlot

    5. Program Overview Forestry • Fall First Year • FRST 111 – Forest Surveying (5 hrs) • FRST 121 – Spatial Data (6) • FRST 131 – Forest Botany (5) • FRST 143 – Forest Hydrology & Riparian Mgmt (4) • FRST 151 – Forest Soils I (3) • ENGL 115 – University Writing & Research (3) • Total hours: 26

    6. Program Overview Forestry • Spring First Year • FRST 112 – Forest Inventory (6 hrs) • FRST 132 – Forest Ecology I (3) • FRST 144 – Forest Administration (3) • FRST 152 – Forest Soils II (3) • FRST 162 – Fire Management (4) • ENGL 225 – Technical Writing (3) • MATH 181 – Statistics (5) • FRST 173 – Field Skills (1 week) • Total hours: 27

    7. Program Overview Forestry • Fall Second Year • FRST 234 – Ecological Site Diagnosis (1 week) • FRST 291 – Interior Trip (1 week) • FRST 201 – Research & Communications (3 hrs) • FRST 211 – Forest Biometrics (4) • FRST 231 – Silviculture I (4) • FRST 235 – Forest Ecology II (3) • FRST 261 – Forest Harvesting Systems (4) • FRST 271 – Road Planning & Design (4) • FRST 328 – GIS for Natural Sciences (4) • FRST 351 – Forest Pathology (4) Total hours: 30

    8. Program Overview Forestry • Spring Second Year • FRST 212 – Silviculture Assessment (2 hrs) • FRST 233 – Silviculture II (7) • FRST 242 – Integrated Resource Mgmt (6) • FRST 262 – Forest Harvest Planning (4) • FRST 272 – Road Planning & Design(4) • FRST 282 – Information Technology (2) • FRST 352 – Forest Entomology(4) • Total hours: 29

    9. Program Overview Forestry • Homework & Tests • Expect ~8-10 hrs a week (labs & study time) • Amounts to a “full time job” • Tests: 1 or 2 midterms & a final • Guidance on what to study & how to study • Department meets regularly to plan student workload, due dates and test dates

    10. Program Overview Forestry Questions ??