appeals to persons interested in a technically- oriented career
with a well-balanced component of field and laboratory work. The
emphasis is on soil and water resources and their ecological relationships
to other renewable resources.
is intended to prepare technicians in fields such as: reclamation
of disturbed lands, water management and monitoring, soil survey
and analysis, water quality monitoring, environmental audit and
EIA and contaminant management including site remediation and decommissioning
of sites affected by nitrate, hydrocarbon and heavy metal contamination.
Jan. 4, 2000
day to Withdraw
Day of Lectures
6,Oct. 11,Nov. 11
are accepted into the Watershed Management two-year diploma program
for the Fall term only.
Applicants to this option are required to have an Alberta High School
Diploma or equivalent including a minimum 55% in each of: English
30, Chemistry 30, Biology 20 and Math 20. Students may be admitted
if Chemistry 30 is completed prior to registration in Term 3. Applicants
are 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 achieve a minimum 65th percentile
in Reading, Sentence Skills, and Arithmetic and 70th percentile
in Elementary Algebra sections of the Computerized Placement Test
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 Watershed 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
Environmental Science Program Leader or Student and Enrollment Services.
First Term Hours/Week
BIO 154 Plant Taxonomy (2-2) 4
ENG 155 Scientific and Technical Writing (3-0) 3
RRM 196 Map and Aerial Photo Interpretation (3-2) 5
RRM 266 Physical Geology (3-2) 5
SUR 150 Land Survey (1-4) 5
Total 22 credits
- Many courses
within the program require computer competency to complete assignments.
Where students lack these skills on entry, enrolment in CPU 151
BIO 255 Ecology (3-2) 5
RRM 253 Soil Resources (3-2) 5
RRM 255 Water Resources (3-2) 5
RRM 276 Geographic Information Systems (4-0) 4
STS 251 Statistical Methods (3-1) 4
Total 23 credits
Third Term Hours/Week
BIO 159 Aquatic Biology (2-2) 4
RRM 254 Range Resources (3-2) 5
RRM 263 Soil Chemistry (3-2) 5
RRM 264 Forest Management (3-2) 5
RRM 296 Advanced GIS (3-2) 5
Total 24 credits
RRM 260 Seminar (1-0) 1
RRM 275 Water Quality (3-2) 5
RRM 280 Contaminant Management (3-2) 5
RRM 290 Site Reclamation and Restoration (3-2) 5
RRM 295 Hydrogeology (3-2) 5
RRM 297 Environmental Impact Assessment (3-2) 5
Total 26 credits
Prospective students are advised to research their chosen option
thoroughly before applying for admission. Students are not allowed
to change options after acceptance.
During the second
year, 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. The following second-year
courses have a field component. In the Fall term, field trips are
primarily in September, while in the Winter term, field trips typically
occur in April.
BIO 159 Aquatic
RRM 253 Soil Resources
RRM 254 Range Resources
RRM 255 Water Resources
RRM 258 Principles of Wildlife Biology
RRM 259 Principles of Fishery Science
RRM 264 Forest Management
RRM 266 Physical Geology
RRM 280 Contaminant Management
RRM 295 Hydrogeology
RRM 297 Environmental Impact Assessment
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.
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