The Maritime College of Forest Technology (MCFT) specializes in natural resource education. The school is located at the Hugh John Flemming Forestry Centre in Fredericton, only three kilometres from the downtown core. Fredericton is a green city, lined with more than 85 kilometres of multi-purpose trails that run through its waterfront, urban and residential areas. Two student residences, Bedard Hall and Torunski Hall, are attached to MCFT’s main building.
MCFT’s specialized programs include forest technology and advanced fish and wildlife technology. Students have access to three teaching forests: the 1,543-hectare University of New Brunswick woodlot, near the college; the 569-hectare Kingsclear woodlot; and the 8,996-hectare Acadia Research Forest.
Students participate in fieldwork and visit diverse work sites, from local research labs to large industrial operations. Comprised of a tightly knit community of 130 learners, the college’s small class sizes are a hallmark of its educational experience.
For MCFT students who wish to continue their education at university, the college has transfer credit agreements with the University of New Brunswick (bachelor of science in forestry), the University of Prince Edward Island (bachelor of wildlife conservation) and Cape Breton University (bachelor of engineering technology and bachelor of technology).
• Forest Technology
• Advanced Fish and Wildlife Technology
• Diploma: $7,152
• Forest Technology: This two-year diploma program concentrates on forestry dynamics, wildlife and natural resource management. Students gain skills they can apply both within and beyond traditional forestry.
• Advanced Fish and Wildlife Technology: An optional supplement to the forest technology program, this unique offering focuses on the management of wildlife species and the preservation of habitats. Students learn about practical technology and techniques used by conservation professionals.