FORESTRY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR COURSES

Our training is as real as it gets.

 

We offer the only live, mechanized logging training program in Canada. Our students train in a live production environment, learning alongside expert operators.

 

Northern BC is home to some of the world's most advanced mechanized logging techniques. Our graduates are ready to go to work with a modern production crew. 

Machines: 

feller buncher*

grapple skidder

log processor (recommended)

log loader

Contact us today to discuss your HEO training goals. We know forestry in the North. We can help you make a plan to train up, and get employed. 

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COURSE OFFERINGS

This 1 week program is designed to introduce the student to mechanized forestry equipment operation.

The course consists of orientation, safety procedures, preventative maintenance and machine operation at our forestry site.

Upon completion the student will receive a Certificate of Achievement.

Duration

1 week

Seat Time

50hrs

Machine Certifications

1

Cost

$7,500

This course is designed for the novice operator.

The classroom portion of this course consists of safety awareness, regulatory training, and compliance training.

The practical portion of this course consists of machine orientation, preventative maintenance, and operation at our forestry site. Based on the student's proficiency, they will be certified upon review. 

Duration

4 weeks

Seat Time

140 hrs

Machine Certifications

1

Cost

$23,630

Much like the 4-week program but with more machine hours. This course will give the student additional experience and training they will need in order to secure employment in the Forestry industry. 

Duration

5 weeks

Seat Time

180hrs

Machine Certifications

1

Cost

$29,350

This program is designed for the novice operator to assist students in learning the skills needed to operate both forestry and construction equipment. By taking this course the student will be a valuable asset to any employer in either industry. ​

The student will have the choice of one piece of forestry equipment and the choice of either Excavator or Dozer in construction to be certified in. Based on the student's proficiency, they will be certified upon review. 

Duration

5 weeks

Seat Time

200hrs

Machine Certifications

2

Cost

$28,500

Upon completion of this course, the student should be proficient in the safe and efficient operation of one forestry machine, plus an introduction to a second machine. 

Duration

6 weeks

Seat Time

202hrs

Machine Certifications

2

Cost

$31,400

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Prince George, BC V2L 3B5

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