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

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

Workshops

Effective July 3rd, 2020 COVID-19 rules are as follows: 

The province of New Brunswick is currently under an Emergency Order due to the ongoing pandemic. Here are our COVID-19 Protocols to attend our training:

  1. You must be residing in Atlantic Canada to attend.
  2. If you reside outside of Atlantic Canada you must quarantine for two weeks before attending.
  3. If you have recently travelled outside of Atlantic Canada, you must quarantine for two weeks before attending.
  4. If you have been in direct contact with any of 2 or 3 above, then you must quarantine for two weeks before attending.
  5. If you or any of your direct contacts are exhibiting any of the following symptoms, then you must not attend. From the NB Government Website:
    • Fever above 38°C or signs of fever (such as chills).
    • A new cough or worsening chronic cough.
    • Sore throat.
    • Runny nose.
    • A new onset of fatigue.
    • A new onset of muscle pain.
    • Loss of sense of taste or loss of sense of smell.
    • In children, purple markings on the fingers or toes. In this instance, testing will be done even if none of the other symptoms are present.
  6. Always maintain a 2-metre social distance buffer while attending our courses.

NOTE: As of July 31, 2020, all Nova Scotia-based courses require masks. 

Nova Scotia Watercourse Alteration Certification workshops WITH KYLE WERNER or LINTON CARR

Effective January 1, 2015 this course was divided into two separate courses:

Sizers Certification 

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

NEXT COURSE NOVEMBER 16 – 18

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Installers Certification 

Execution of plan, the in-stream work component

NEXT COURSE NOVEMBER 18 – 20

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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 / planing

Returning in 2021

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 2021

REMOTELY PILOTED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS (RPAS) Ground School WITH STERLING CRIPPS

  • Transport Canada TP 15263 compliant training to prepare you to become certified
  • Obtain restricted operator certificate – Aeronautical (ROC-A)
  • Know the law and learn how to prepare the required documentation

Returning in 2021

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

NEXT COURSE OCTOBER 6 – 8

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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
  • bore cutting

NEXT COURSE OCTOBER 6 – 8

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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.

NEXT COURSE OCTOBER 24

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

In Amherst, NS with Dr. Paul Adamus

Returning in 2021

 

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.

    Dates to be announced

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

    Estimated return date: March 2021

    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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