Natural Resources and Forest Technology

Admission requirements

  1. Successful completion of Grade 12 or equivalent,
  2. English 12 or English 12:First Peoples or course that is equivalent or higher;
  3. Successful completion of Pre-calculus 11, or Math 045, or Foundations of Math 11 with a standing of “C” or higher grade, or course that is equivalent or higher.
  4. Biology 11 or Biology 045 or Chemistry 11 or Chemistry 045, or Physics 11 or Physics 045 or course that is equivalent or higher, any with a standing of “C” or higher grade.

Note 1: Students graduating from Grade 12 who have Pre-calculus 12, or MATH 050 or MATH 100 or a higher calculus course with a standing of “C” or higher, will be exempt from taking MATH 195.

Note 2: Exemption from NRFT 123 may be available for students with documented extensive BC Wildfire Service training and experience.

Note 33: Students must be prepared for and able to participate in strenuous physical activity in all types of terrain and weather.

Note 4: NRFT 291 is open to qualifying UT students.

Application forms can be obtained online from CNC’s website, or you can call CNC at 250-562-2131 or toll free, 1-800-371-8111.

The NRfT program begins in September every year. Students may apply any time after Sept. 15 of the previous year. Submit the completed application as early as possible (seats are limited) along with the $40 application fee and official secondary or post-secondary school transcripts.

Acceptance process

If there’s room in the program, you’ll be accepted once you’ve met all admission requirements. This is called “first qualified, first accepted.” If you qualify after the program is full, you’ll be put on a waitlist.


The two-year NRFT diploma is recognized by programs at universities such as Thompson Rivers University, UNBC, UBC and the University of Alberta, where students can continue their studies in forestry, fish and wildlife, and natural resource sciences. Graduates can even go on to complete a post-diploma in Geographic Information Systems either at Selkirk College, BCIT or other institutions. Specific transfer agreements vary by institution. Contact a CNC advisor for further information.

Natural Resources and Forest Technology

  • Credential: Diploma
  • Type: Full-time
  • Length: 2 years
  • Campus: Prince George
  • Fees: $11,070
These fees are an estimate.