Tuition & Fees

Below are the costs for the Forest Technology Diploma Program at MCFT.

FOREST TECHNOLOGY TUITION & FEES

All students in the Forest Technology program will have the opportunity to take the following optional professional certification courses during their time at the college. Students are strongly encouraged to take these courses as they are the types of certifications useful to forestry and natural resource workers in the workforce. Many of these professional certification courses can be obtained prior to attending the college. Be sure to bring any documentation, including certificates of completion, when classes begin.

COSTS PER SEMESTER

Canadian Students

Student Fees

$350.00

Books

$250.00

Field Equipment Fee

$600.00

Tuition1

$2,475.00

Total

$3,675.00

International Students

Student Fees

$350.00

Books

$250.00

Field Equipment Fee

$600.00

Tuition1

$4,950.00

Total

$6,150.00

¹ International student tuition is $4,950.00. Please note: All fees are subject to change.

PERSONAL EQUIPMENT

Field work is required in all seasons and in all types of weather both at MCFT and in the workplace. Students will spend a significant amount of time outdoors and require suitable personal protective gear and clothing. Below are approximate costs for personal gear required for the Forest Technology program.  Students who already own any of the equipment below are encouraged to bring it with them. Any items are able to be purchased at your local outdoors store. 

ITEM COST
Boots – CSA Approved Class 1 $75.00
Hard-Hat – Type II Class E $33.00
Safety Glasses – CLEAR $3.00
Carbon Steel Fixed-Blade Knife $25.00
Snowshoes $140.00
Wet and Cold Weather Clothing $326.00
TOTAL $602.00

CERTIFICATIONS

All students in the Forest Technology program will have the opportunity to take the following optional professional certification courses during their time at the college. Students are strongly encouraged to take these courses as they are the types of certifications useful to forestry and natural resource workers in the workforce. Many of these professional certification courses can be obtained prior to attending the college. Be sure to bring any documentation, including certificates of completion, when classes begin.

COURSE COST
Firearm Safety $75.00
Restricted Firearm Safety $75.00
Hunter Education $75.00
Trapper Education $75.00
Bow Hunter Education $75.00
Nuisance Wildlife Control Operator Course $100.00
ATV Safety and Maintenance $165.00
Snowmobile Safety and Maintenance $165.00
Helicopter Safety $240.00
Basic Chainsaw Safety, Operation, and Maintenance $326.00
TOTAL $1,371.00

Please note: The costs for many of these programs are set by outside organizations and as such are subject to change over time.

FISH & WILDLIFE TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM Tuition & Fee’s

Below are the costs associated with the Advanced Diploma. Please note that these are costs in addition to the Forest Technology program. Fish & Wildlife Techniques I, II, III and IV are given in the second year of the program. If taking the Advanced Diploma you can apply to student loans for additional funds in the second year. The Professional Certifications can be taken in either your first or second year (dependant on delivery) but must be completed before receiving your Advanced Diploma, the costs are set by non-MCFT organizations and are subject to change.

Important: Students entering the Fish & Wildlife program are required to have the Pre-Rabies Vaccine. Approximate cost for the vaccine is estimated at $650.00. Students have the option to wait until 3rd Semester for this vaccine.

  • Professional Certifications (approximate) – $1646.00
  • Fish & Wildlife Techniques I – Summer Field Camp – $1782.31
  • Fish & Wildlife Techniques II – $1413.00
  • Fish & Wildlife Techniques III – $775.00
  • Fish & Wildlife Techniques IV – $638.00
  • Total Fish & Wildlife – $6254.31

Certification Curriculum

  • *Wilderness & Remote First Aid – $225.00

  • *Firearm Safety – $75.00

  • *Restricted Firearm Safety – $75.00

  • *Hunter Education – $75.00

  • *Trapper Education – $75.00

  • *Bowhunter Education – $75.00

  • *Nuisance Wildlife Control – $100.00

  • *Pleasurecraft Boating Course – $50.00

  • ATV Safety and Maintenance – $165.00

  • Snowmobile Safety and Maintenance – $165.00

  • Helicopter Safety – $240.00

  • Chainsaw Operation & Maintenance – $326.00

  • Total over two years$1646.00

* Costs associated with Professional Certifications are set by outside organizations and may change without advance notice.

Summer Field Camp – Two weeks prior to the start of regular classes

  • Tuition¹ – $969.00
  • Books – $194.00
  • Residence² – $302.00 (Torunski Hall)
  • Meals³ – $241.00
  • Lab Fees – $77.00
  • TOTAL – $1782.00

Note: Fish & Wildlife Techniques I starts a couple of weeks prior to the start of the Third Semester. The $200 down payment made in January is applied to the above amount. Summer Camp tuition includes Electrofishing Certification and Canoeing Level 1

¹ Tuition includes Flatwater Canoeing and Backpack Electrofishing Certifications.

² The cost for a single in Bedard Hall is $272.94 and a double in Bedard Hall is $223.06

³ Approximate costs for food while in the field for two weeks if living on campus. All students must pay a minimum of $60.00

International student tuition – Please add an additional $561.00

 

Fourth Semester – January to April, 2nd Year

  • Tuition – $561.00
  • Pre-Rabies Vaccine – $663.00
  • Books – $112.20
  • Lab Fee – $76.50
  • TOTAL – $1412.70

NOTE: These costs are billed and paid for on Registration day in January.

International student tuition – Please add an additional $561.00 for tuition.

Fourth Semester – January to April, 2nd Year

  • Tuition – $561.00
  • Books – $112.20
  • Lab Fee – $102.00
  • TOTAL – $775.20

NOTE: These costs are billed and paid for on Registration day in January.

International student tuition – Please add an additional $561.00 for tuition.

Fourth Semester – Winter Wildlife Camp

  •  Tuition – $561.00
  • Lab Fees – $76.50
  • TOTAL – $637.50

NOTE: These costs are billed and paid for on Registration day in January.

International student tuition – Please add an additional $561.00 for tuition.

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