Tuition & Fees
Below are the costs for the Forest Technology Diploma Program at MCFT.
FOREST TECHNOLOGY TUITION & FEES
The following is a list of tuition and fees for the 2023-24 academic year. All fees are subject to change. Listed below are all required personal field equipment needed for the program and their estimated cost. a more comprehensive list of fees can be found here. Tuition and Fees PDF
COSTS PER SEMESTER
Field Equipment Fee
Field Equipment Fee
Please note: All fees are subject to change. Student fees include counseling and student services fees, IT, facilities and transportation fees, and student council fees. Click here for a full list of Descriptions
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.
|Chainsaw Safety Boots||$100.00|
|Forestry Hard Hat with visor and ear muffs – Type II Class E||$50.00|
|Insulated Winter Hat and Gloves||$50.00|
|Base Layer Top and Bottom||$100.00|
|Insulated Winter Jacket and Snowpants||$350.00|
|Winter Boots with Removable Liner||$150.00|
Note: These costs are guidelines for budgeting.
The Maritime College of Forest Technology requires that all students have a smartphone. It is also recommended that all students have a laptop. These tools are a critical element of the learning environment and future professional practice. For more information about these requirements, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
All students in the Forest Technology program are encouraged 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.
|Restricted Firearm Safety||$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|
|Basic Chainsaw Safety, Operation, and Maintenance||$326.00|
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 & Fees
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 Semesters I, & II, 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 (depending 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 $700.00. Students have the option to wait until 3rd Semester for this vaccine.
- Professional Certifications (approximate) – $1176.00
- Rabies Vaccine – $700.00
- Fish & Wildlife Techniques Semester I – (includes Summer Field Camp) – $2313.00
- Fish & Wildlife Techniques Semester II – $1447.00
- Total Fish & Wildlife – $5636.00
*Wilderness & Remote First Aid – $225.00
- *Backpack and Electrofishing – -$375.00
- *Tandem Flatwater Canoe – $200.00
- *Pleasurecraft Boating Course – $50.00
Chainsaw Operation & Maintenance – $326.00
Total over two years – $1176.00
* Costs associated with Professional Certifications are set by outside organizations and may change without advance notice.