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Forestry courses

In addition to our forest and natural resources programs , we offer a variety of short-term courses in forestry and related topics to advance your career in the forest sector.

Forestry microcredentials

Microcredentials are short courses that help you upskill quickly to advance in your current role or transition into a new career. They show employers that you’ve gained specific competencies needed by industry to meet demands in the rapidly changing workforce. In some cases, you can take a series of courses to complete a microcredential certificate.

Young man wearing an orange safety vest and a hard hat taking notes on a clipboard in the forest.

Tree Planting Best Practices

Get the knowledge and skills you need to plant trees in remote forest areas to industry standards. 

A man and a woman wearing hard hats measure a tree in the woods.

Forest Stewardship Essentials

Learn effective forest management practices that balance ecological and economic practices in Nova Scotia's woodlands through field-based learning.

A man uses a thinning saw in the forest.

Thinning Saw Safety and Operations

Get the skills you need to safely operate a clearing saw to thin trees in remote forested areas.

A woman uses a piece of surveying equipment while a man holds equipment in the background.

Introduction to Surveying

Learn the skills and principles needed to start a career in the surveying industry including common survey tasks, safety and professionalism.

Customized training

Our program developers, curriculum experts and instructors collaborate with you to develop training that’s customized to your organization.

Short courses related to the forest sector

Courses are scheduled based on demand and may be made available upon request.

  • Introduction to NS OH&S Act
    This course offers an introduction to the Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S) Act of Nova Scotia, which is required by any person employed in a Nova Scotia workplace.
  • Standard First Aid & CPR “C”
    Learn enhanced basic first aid skills and the skills necessary to respond to choking, respiratory and cardiovascular emergencies.