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

Chris Finnamore, CFT– Coordinator of Continuing Education
Email: ce@mcft.ca
Telephone: (506) 458-0649
Fax: (506) 458-0652

Workshops

2024 nova Scotia Watercourse Alteration Certification workshops

Sizers Certification 

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

 COURSE DATES:  

May 27th-29th, 2024            REGISTRATION

Installers Certification 

Execution of plan, the in-stream work component

 Course Dates:

May 29th-31st, 2024    SOLD OUT

Spruce-Pine-Fir Kiln Operator Course with Peter Garrahan & Vincent Lavoie

  • Quality Drying of S-P-F for Dimension Lumber and other End Uses: Conventional & High-Temperature
  • This course will provide a thorough review of the basic principles invovled in lumber drying.
  • Emphasis will be on drying S-P-F for dimension lumber.
  • The course is designed for new or experienced kiln operators, quality control personnel, and their immediate supervisors. It is also open to anyone else who feels they would benefit from a better understanding of hte factors that affect a drying operations productivity and profitability.

COURSE DATE: June 18 – 20, 2024

COURSE INFORMATION & REGISTRATION

 

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

To be announced

BEAR SAFETY & AWARNESS

  • Understanding the dangers that exist in and around woodlands with respect to bears.
  • Demonstrate and practice the procedures to help avaoid contact with bears.
  • Show and demonstrate appropriate safety actions to take when confronted by bears.

Course : MAY 8th, 2024 

READ MORE : REGISTRATION

 

 

Wetland Delineation Training with Ryan Power, Greg Quinn & Derrick Mitchell

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

This course is designed for professional/technical graduates of a forestry, biology or environmental science program. There will be some required reading and study prior to attending. You should have some familiarity with plants, soils, hydrology, and wetlands.

This course, along with formal education in the above noted areas, and technical experience under a senior wetland delineator is required for a new wetland delineator to be added to the provincial Wetland Delineators Public List unless related education and/or experience can be demonstrated on a case-by-case basis. Refer to the Provincial Protocol for Wetland Delineation or Contact the New Brunswick Department of Environment and Local Government: WAWA@gnb.ca / Phone: (506)457-4850, for more information.

Course: July 9-11, 2024    SOLD OUT

                Sept. 17-19, 2024     SOLD OUT

                                            

 

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

2024 Course Dates:

March 18th-20th     Postponed

July 23rd-25th Registration Coming Soon

October 29th-31st Registration Coming Soon

December 10th-12th Registration Coming Soon

 

 

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.

Course: May 22nd, 2024

3 SEATS REMAINING

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

Topics Covered:

  • What is WESP-AC
  • Regulatory Requirements
  • WESP-AC Protocal
  • WESP-AC Assesment & Forms
  • Tidal Wetland
  • Non-tidal Wetland

This course is designed for professional/technical graduates of a forestry, biology or environmental science program. There will be some required reading and study prior to attending. You should have familiarity with plants, soils, hydrology, and wetlands.

This course will be included in professional credentials of wetland delineators added to the provincial Wetland Delineators Public List. Refer to the Wetland Delineation Course information, the provincial WESP-AC Fact Sheet, or contact the New Brunswick Department of Envirronment and Local Government: WAWA@gnb.ca / Phone: (506)457-4850, for more information.

Next Course: July 18th Virtual, July 24th-26th, 2024 In Person

12 SEATS REMAINING

READ MORE : REGISTRATION

To receive the WESP-AC certificate, participants must attend the Full  virtual session and the field session

 

 

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 2023

    2024 Workshops
    New Brunswick Watercourse Alteration Certification /
    Certification en modification des cours d’eau et des terres humide pour la province du NB

    Designers Certification

    This course is designed for people who plan and directly supervise the watercourse alterations. The focus is on results rather that methods and accountability rather than approval. Completing this training and subsequent exam will allow the participant to size and install culverts, single-span bridges, carry out erosion protection projects using rip-rap and/or biotechnical products, and carry out timber harvesting under site-specific certification permits.

    Course Dates:

    These courses will be instructed in French in Bathurst

    27-31 Mai, 2024      Cancelled    

    These courses will be instructed in English

    June 10-14, 2024      Registration 

    Installers  Certification 

    This course is designed for people who will be present on the work site managing water movement and mitigating erosion and water pollution.  Although experience in culvert and bridge installation is a definite benefit, it is not mandatory to attend the course.

    COURSE DATES:

    These courses will be instructed in French in Bathurst

    4-5 juin, 2024                        Registration

    These courses will be instructed in English

    March 21&22, 2024         Sold Out

    April 4&5, 2024            Sold Out

    Please click here for more information regarding the differences between the above courses.

    SNOWMOBILE 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 Snowmobile, 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.

     

    READ MORE |To be announced