Maritime College of Forest Technology
1350 Regent Street
Fredericton, NB E3C 2G6
The Maritime College of Forest Technology (MCFT) offers a two year Forestry and Fish & Wildlife Technology education. Located in Fredericton, the college was started in 1946 as a cooperative effort between the Maritime Provinces and wood using sectors of those provinces. Evolving over time, the college has seen the focus on wood products integrate with all aspects of forestry including, Wildlife, Fire Management, GPS/GIS, Urban Forestry and other courses designed to complete a Forest Technologists education
MCFT students have access to the Kingsclear Woodlot which is used as a field laboratory where knowledge gained in the classrooms is given practical experience; included on the woodlot is a Sugary that will be maintained by the students at the college. MCFT and the Acadia Research Forest have partnered and students from the college will have full use of its land for field instruction and research. The UNB Forest which has been an integral part of MCFT’s training over 65 years is the quickest access for the college. Adjacent to the College, this woodlot has been a major asset when training students. The Advanced Diploma program has partnered with Fundy National Park in Alma, New Brunswick and has started up the first aerial moose surveys since 1993.
Our institution maintains regional and international accreditation. We instil in our graduates ethical values which will guide their actions and dealings with the land, their clients, employers, the general public and colleagues, in the interest of sustainable ecosystems. MCFT maintains excellence in course and training programs through qualified faculty and staff, state of the art training materials, procedures and facilities while maximizing opportunities to teach and train in the natural resource sector. Our residential environment and course standards promote a responsible work ethic, discipline, punctuality, accountability and team approach to problem resolutions and project completion.