and organizations responsible for the management of fish and wildlife
resources employ technicians to assist professional resource managers.
Graduates of this program are qualified for employment as technicians
in a variety of fields such as fishery management, fish culture,
habitat management and wildlife management. The combined Renewable
Resource Management Diploma and Fish and Wildlife Technology Certificate
programs are accredited by the North American Wildlife Technology
encouraged to join the LCC Chapter of the Wildlife Society (first
one in Canada).
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are accepted into the Fish and Wildlife Technology program in both
the Fall and Winter terms.
Applicants to this certificate program are required to have a Diploma
in Renewable Resource Management or equivalent or a related bachelors
degree in an area such as Resource Management, Biology, Environmental
Studies or similar area of study.
other institutions should have background in ecology, wildlife management,
fishery management, map and aerial photo interpretation, geology,
botany, zoology, and statistics. Applicants are required to have
completed the academic requirements with a minimum Grade Point Average
of 2.50 or equivalent or permission of the Environmental Science
Program Leader for admission.
Applicants are required to submit additional background information
including a resume stating their work experiences, additional education
and/or training plus certificate / qualifications in special fields.
Applicants are required to list agencies and persons in the related
fields they contacted for career information and requirements and
a letter of rationale for desiring study in this field.
All fees are
approximate and are based on a full credit load for each program
(the number of credits may depend upon the elective courses selected)
and is subject to change. Costs of books and supplies are estimated.
Supply costs include only the specialized materials and equipment
needed for the program and not basic stationery supplies. The LCC
Studentsı Association fees are subject to change. For more detailed
information on tuition fee calculation and other fees, students
are advised to consult the FEES section of this Calendar.
into this program have the opportunity to apply related employment,
volunteer, educational or training experiences toward the completion
of the program. For information on Prior Learning Assessment, students
should contact the Registrarıs Office.
completion of all program requirements, students are awarded a Certificate
of Specialization in Fish and Wildlife Technology.
can be found with provincial and federal government conservation
and resource management agencies such as Parks, Fish and Wildlife,
Environment, Forestry and Fisheries. Non-government employers include
environmental consulting firms, resource development companies and
private conservation organizations.
often require students hold a valid Standard First Aid or Wilderness
First Aid Certificate and / or CPR Certificate to be eligible
for seasonal and / or permanent employment. Students
are encouraged to obtain these certificates either prior to entering
the program or during the first term.
Graduates of the Fish and Wildlife Technology post-diploma certificate
receive credit for an additional five courses toward the Bachelor
of Science in Environmental Science from the University of Lethbridge.
Completion of the certificate reduces the post-diploma degree requirement
from 20 courses to 15.
Graduates of the Renewable Resource Management option may receive
up to two years credit toward a Bachelor of Science degree in Wildlife
Biology (Terrestrial or Aquatic Biology options) from the University
of Montana in Missoula, Montana. Credit depends on academic performance,
course selection and approval of course equivalencies by the U of
Ms School of Forestry. Students that obtain LCCs Fish
and Wildlife Technology post diploma certificate may be eligible
for extra credit.
of Northern British Columbia
Graduates of the Renewable Resource Management diploma may receive
up to 1.5 years credit toward a Bachelor of Science in Natural Resource
Management from the University of Northern British Columbia. Credit
depends on academic performance, course selection and approval of
course equivalencies by the Program Leader of Forestry for degree
specializations (Forestry, Fisheries, Wildlife and Outdoor Recreation).
Students that obtain the Fish and Wildlife Technology post-diploma
certificate are eligible for extra credit.
can obtain further information on these partnerships from the LCC
Environmental Science Program Leader or Student and Enrollment Services.
First Term Hours/Week
RRM 276 Geographic Information Systems (4-0) 4
RRM 368 Wildlife Conservation and Field Techniques (3-2) 5
RRM 369 Fishery Management Techniques (3-2) 5
RRM 389 Fish Habitat Management (3-2) 5
Elective (3-0) 3
Total 22 credits
RRM 275 Water Quality (3-2) 5
RRM 297 Environmental Impact Assessment (3-2) 5
RRM 378 Waterfowl Biology and Management (3-2) 5
RRM 379 Fish Culture (3-2) 5
RRM 386 Wildlife Habitat Management (3-2) 5
Total 25 credits
During the year, students are off-campus completing field courses
most of September and April. The following primarily courses have
a field component. In the fall, field trips are at the beginning
of the term, while in the winter, field trips typically occur at
the end of the term.
RRM 368 Wildlife
Conservation and Field Techniques
RRM 369 Fishery Management Techniques
RRM 378 Waterfowl Biology and Management
RRM 386 Wildlife Habitat Management
RRM 389 Fish Habitat Management
in the above course are expected to provide their own equipment
and supplies. This may include: warm sleeping bag, ground sheet
and pad, tent (may be shared with other students), ruck sack or
duffle bag for gear, adequate clothing for cold/wet weather, hiking
boots, binoculars, cooking and eating gear (may be shared), food,
field notebook, compass, and hip or chest waders.
Fieldwork schedules are dependent on many variables and often require
students to participate on weekends. All program fieldtrips require
mandatory attendance. Lab and class schedules are also extended
when related to field activities.
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