Mechanized Harvesting

This program contains the foundational knowledge for: Feller Buncher Operators, Skidder Operators, Processor Operators, Hydraulic Log Loader Operators, Forwarder Operator and Hoe Chucker Operators. 

Note: To become competent in this occupation, there are additional on-the-job training and assessments required - click here for more information.

Learning Outcomes

Completion of required courses:

  • 1090 – Harvesting Methods
  • 1081 – Tools and Equipment for Heavy Machinery
  • 1082 – Heavy Equipment Inspection and Maintenance Procedures
  • 1083 – Heavy Equipment Mechanical Systems
  • 1138 – Winch Assist

Duration & Delivery

This program of courses will take approximately 4.5 hours for the required courses and 1 hour for each optional course. This is an online program of courses with self-paced, flexible 24/7 access and the expectation of participants completing the course within six months of enrollment.


No cost – free online training.


BCFSC Learning Centre "Self-enroll Courses":

  1. Login to your Learning Centre account, or click on the "Create new account" button on the login page
  2. Click on the course name from the list of "Self-enroll Courses"
  3. Click on the "Enroll me" button