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.


  1. There are 2 steps to enrollment:

    1. Create or login to your BCFSC Learning Centre Account
    2. Enroll in the course

    Click the LOGIN button below to access the Learning Centre.  On the Login page, either login with your username & password, or follow the instructions to "Create Account".

    Once logged into the Learning Centre, find the course in the Self-enroll course list on the dashboard. Click on course name, then click on the Enroll Me button.