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Fish and Wildlife Conservation Technician (5214)

2 Years - 4 Semesters      Ontario College Diploma     CO-OP

Program Overview

This is a Co-operative Education Program. September and January Intakes are available for this program. Please contact the Registrar`s Office for further information.

Do you love being outside and working with plants, animals and the natural environment? Come to Sault College in the heart of the Algoma forest and be part of our nationally recognised fish and wildlife program.

The two-year Fish and Wildlife Conservation Technician program provides the graduate with a broad background in natural resources and specialized skills in the fish and wildlife field. Extensive fieldwork is carried out regularly and annual field camps are part of the program. Students develop skills and knowledge about fisheries and wildlife management and perform field and lab surveys. A number of courses provide insight into integrated resource management techniques that consider forests and recreational lands as multi value natural resources that provide a broad array of benefits.

Letting nature be your teacher is what the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Technician Program is all about! Sault Ste. Marie is located in the heart of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence mixed forest with ready access to the boreal forest to the north. Numerous streams, lakes, and rivers with both warm water and cold water populations are located within easy travel distance. As well as being home to the Great Lakes Forestry Centre, the Ontario Forest Research Institute, and the Forest Pest Management Institute, Sault Ste. Marie is the centre of many fish and wildlife management projects. A provincial fish hatchery, four district area offices of the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, an acid precipitation field station, and the Chapleau Crown Game Preserve are all located in the area.

While you`ll spend time in traditional classroom settings with lectures and labs to introduce theoretical material, much of your time will be spent outside seeing wildlife resources and practicing the skills you`ll be learning.

Students may have the opportunity to be involved in applied research projects. Please see the `Applied Research Centre` section for more information relating to the Sault College Applied Research Centre.

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