of renewable natural resources is vital to the sustainablity of
resource use and is based on the knowledge that resources are interrelated
and that a change in one usually affects the others. Students gain
an understanding of the principles of ecosystem management and their
application to integrated natural resources management. A broad
range of technical skills are developed appropriate to the needs
of employers in the major fields of natural resource management.
Jan. 4, 2000
day to Withdraw
Day of Lectures
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are accepted to the Renewable Resource Management two- year diploma
program in both the Fall and Winter terms.
Applicants to this option are required to have an Alberta High School
Diploma, or equivalent, including a minimum of 55% in each of: Biology
30, English 30, Chemistry 20 and Math 20. Applicants are also required
to achieve a minimum 65th percentile in Reading, Sentence Skills,
and Arithmetic and 70th percentile in Elementary Algebra sections
of the Computerized Placement Test or equivalent.
applicants are required to have received a minimum of 55% in the
required high school courses and achieved a minimum 55th percentile
in Reading, Sentence Skills, Arithmetic and Elementary Algebra sections
of the Computerized Placement Test or equivalent.
Applicants are required to submit a letter of rationale outlining
their career goals and an understanding of how the Renewable Resource
Management program fulfils their goals. A standard form is mailed
Work experience or volunteer service directly related to resource
management are factors in selecting applicants to the program. An
applicant with related work or volunteer experience is encouraged
to include either a resume or standard form available from the College,
which outlines their experience. Directly related work or volunteer
experiences are interpreted as any area included in the program
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 program requirements, students are awarded a Diploma
in Renewable Resource Management.
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 that students hold a valid Standard First Aid or
Wilderness First Aid Certificate and/or a 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 Environmental Science two-year diploma (Renewable
Resource Management or Watershed Management options) can receive
two years credit toward a post-diploma Bachelor of Science degree
in Environmental Science from the University of Lethbridge. Students
who obtain LCCs Fish and Wildlife Technology post-diploma
certificate are eligible for extra credit. Details regarding admission
requirements and course selection are listed separately in this
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.
of Northern British Columbia
Graduates of the Renewable Resource Management program may receive
up to 1.5 years credit toward a Bachelor of Science degree in Natural
Resource Management at the University of Northern British Columbia
(UNBC). Credit depends on academic performance, course selection
and approval of course equivalencies by the UNBC Program Leader
of Forestry for degree specializations (Forestry, Fisheries, Wildlife
and Outdoor Recreation).
can obtain further information on these partnerships from the LCC
Centre for Environmental Science and Agriculture team leader or
Student and Enrollment Services.
First Term Hours/Week
BIO 158 Vertebrate Zoology (2-2) 4
CJP 166 Criminal Law and Procedure (5-0) 5
ENG 155 Scientific and Technical Writing (3-0) 3
RRM 172 Foundations of Conservation (3-0) 3
RRM 196 Map and Aerial Photo Interpretation (3-2) 5
RRM 266 Physical Geology (3-2) 5
Total 25 credits
- Many courses
within the program require computer competency to complete assignments.
Where students lack these skills on entry, enrolment in CPU 151
BIO 154 Plant Taxonomy (2-2) 4
BIO 255 Ecology (3-2) 5
CJP 282 Evidence and Court Procedure (5-0) 5
COM 150 Communications for Resource Managers (3-0) 3
RRM 276 Geographic Information Systems (4-0) 4
STS 251 Statistical Methods (3-1) 4
Total 25 credits
Third Term Hours/Week
BIO 159 Aquatic Biology (2-2) 4
RRM 253 Soil Resources (3-2) 5
RRM 255 Water Resources (3-2) 5
RRM 264 Forest Management (3-2) 5
RRM 272 Issues in Canadian Ren. Resource Policy (3-0) 3
Total 22 credits
RRM 254 Range Resources (3-2) 5
RRM 258 Principles of Wildlife Biology (3-2) 5
RRM 259 Principles of Fishery Science (3-2) 5
RRM 260 Seminar (1-0) 1
RRM 294 Forest Protection (2-2) 4
RRM 298 Conservation Biology (3-0) 3
Total 23 credits
During the second and third years, students are off-campus completing
field courses most of September and April. It is extremely difficult
to take Year I and Year II courses simultaneously. Students are
advised to complete all Year I courses before proceeding to Year
II, and all Year II courses before enrolling
in Year III courses.
following courses have a field component. In the Fall term, field
trips are in September, while in the Winter term, field trips occur
159 Aquatic Biology
253 Soil Resources
254 Range Resources
255 Water Resources
258 Principles of Wildlife Biology
259 Principles of Fishery Science
264 Forest Management
266 Physical Geology
294 Forest Protection
enrolled in the above courses 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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