Continuing Education

Browse our training & certification courses and workshops here, or contact Continuing Education using the information below. 

Maritime College of Forest Technology — Continuing Education offers professional courses for working professionals to get certifications that might be needed from their employers. These courses are not just for students; they are open to the public and anyone can sign up for a course. 

Contacting Continuing Education

David Flynn, CFT – Supervisor of Continuing Education
Email: ce@mcft.ca
Telephone: (506) 458-0649
Fax: (506) 458-0652

Workshops

Nova Scotia Watercourse Alteration Certification workshops

Sizers Certification 

Planning, design, drainage area/basin delineation, calculations component 

NEXT COURSE AUGUST 23 – 25

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Installers Certification 

Execution of plan, the in-stream work component

NEXT COURSE AUGUST 25 – 27

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Technical workshop Inland sedimentation & Erosion
With Kyle Werner

  • Water control measures when working in a watercourse ( how to work in isolation of water flow)
  • Erosion and sedimentation control
  • Materials used for structures in watercourse
  • Possible impacts of watercourse alterations
  • Erosion protection – Calculating rip-rap size
  • Project management / planning

To be announced

Introduction to LiDAR: Productive use, ground trUTHING & enhanced forest inventory (EFI) WITH JIM BOWEN & Riley Côté-DeMerchant 

  • How LiDAR works
  • What can LiDAR do for you?
  • Understanding and using LiDAR-delivered products
  • Various tools
  • Practical exercises
  • What is enhanced forest inventory?
  • Ground truthing 

Returning in 2022

REMOTELY PILOTED AIR SYSTEMS (RPAS) TRAINING GROUND SCHOOL WITH STERLING CRIPPS

  • Basic RPAS “101”
  • Canadian Air Law and Regulations (CARs)
  • Special Flight Operating Certificates (SFOC)
  • Current rules and regulations pertaining to drone flights in Canada
  • Preparation to write the new online Certification Exams to obtain your RPAS pilot’s license.

and much more

NEXT COURSE OCTOBER 26 – 28

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Wetland Delineation Training with Christina LaFlamme

Topics Covered:

  • Regulatory Requirements
  • Wetland Definition – Review of Wetland Parameters
  • NB’s Wetland Delineation Protocol
  • Field Data Collection Techniques
  • Wetland Delineation Data Sheet
  • Problematic Conditions
  • Coastal Wetland
  • Floodplain Wetland
  • Impact of Anthropogenic Activities

Waiting on new dates

Public List of Wetland Professionals – Click here

Chainsaw safety, operation & maintenance certification

Topics covered: 

  • safety requirements & safe operating techniques
  • maintenance & troubleshooting (a well-maintained saw is a safe saw)
  • filing & understanding chain design
  • work techniques:
  • directional felling
  • limbing
  • bucking

Returning in 2022

 

ATV Safety training

Make this training part of your safety program

Our course and instructors are Canada Safety Council Certified.

If you cannot provide your own ATV, we can rent one to you.

This is a full day of hand-on training. You will start with a safety briefing, followed by multiple training sessions in our training field, culminating in a group trail ride in the beautiful UNB Forest.

Returning in 2022

Wetland Ecosystems Services Protocol Atlantic Canada (WESP-AC) Training Course WITH Dr. PAUL ADAMUS et al

In Aulac, NB

Dates to be announced

 

OUTDOOR COUNCIL OF CANADA FIELD LEADER TRAINING (HIKING)

This course offers a systematic approach to planning and managing a hiking activity for one day.

Upon completion, this course will certify you as a Field Leader for one-day events held in 3 seasons in Class 1 terrain.

    Returning in 2022

    2021 Workshops
    New Brunswick Watercourse Alteration Certification /
    Certification en modification des cours d’eau et des terres humide pour la province du NB

    Become a certified watercourse professional in New Brunswick with this training.

    NEXT COURSE NOVEMBER 22 – 26, 2021

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    Helicopter Safety

    Hands on training:

    • Safe practices working around helicopters
    • Safe slinging practices for transport of goods
    • Safe approach and retreat from helicopters
    • Safe hover exit

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