Timber Harvester Training
The Timber Harvesting Equipment Operator Certificate provided by:
Bay De Noc Community College
The Timber Harvesting Equipment Operator program prepares students for employment opportunities with private firms and government agencies. This program focuses on forest management practices that include: harvesting techniques, ambulance forest product identification and navigating with maps, stuff compass and global positioning systems (GPS). Students will experience timber harvesting utilizing state-of-the-art logging simulators and will also be introduced to the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (MiOSHA) policies governing forestry and harvesting activities in Michigan. Embedded within the course work are Best Management Practices (BMP), Sustainable Forestry Initiatives (SFI), and Sustainable Forestry Education (SFE) modules. While course work will include the traditional classroom setting, much of the program will be spent at indoor and outdoor labs to which the student will be expected to provide transportation and drive time. Students will be expected to have appropriate clothing for all weathers, steel-toed boots, gloves, safety gloves and other safety equipment as needed.
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