Fleming, UBC produce new diploma-to-degree program to meet industry need for multi-skilled graduates

May 13, 2016

Fleming College’s Urban Forestry Technician students are now able to complete a Bachelor of Urban Forestry degree at the University of British Columbia. UBC’s Dean of Forestry John Innes pointed out that the program, “like our other undergraduate programs, would benefit from a flow of experienced students entering the program mid-stream.” Diploma-to-degree pathways “have become a popular option for our graduates, providing them with a unique combination of applied learning and theoretical knowledge,” commented Fleming Frost Campus Principal Linda Skilton, who added that “the industry has expressed a need for urban forestry graduates who are qualified for entry-level positions but would also be eligible for management positions that may require degree completion.” Fleming