To support you and your education, BCIT is adapting applied learning in formats appropriate to the unfolding global situation. Spring and Summer PTS classes are being delivered in an online format unless you are notified otherwise.
This course offers an introduction to forest engineering, with an emphasis on field applications. Topics include harvesting systems and road location.
This course was retired after the Fall 2007 term and is no longer offered through BCIT Part-time Studies.
At the completion of this course the students will be able to:
Identify the types and characteristics of the different harvest methods employed in the forest industry.
Complete under supervision, engineering field surveys including road and cutblock traverses, reconnaissance and deflection lines.
Demonstrate safe work practices.
Identify WCB regulations pertaining to harvesting and conducting forestry field work.
Describe considerations for minimizing ecological impacts of forestry operations.
Complete field survey notes accurately and neatly.
Utilize the Road Eng computer program to input traverse data, and label and print planimetric maps.