Environmental Resources Technology Certificate Program

The Environmental Resources Technology Certificate program provides students with the skill set necessary for data collection work in the field. Students will learn field skills such as tree and plant identification, navigation skills, mapping skills for use in the field and with geographic information systems, soils identification, resource measurements (distance, heights, slope, diameters, and elevation) and fire ecology. This generalist approach gives students various career paths they can travel within the natural resources sector. Since many students will work within BC First Nations traditional territories, courses in Ethno science and Aboriginal case law are key to provide an understanding of the uniqueness and impact that First Nation people have on the land base. Upon completion, students can latter into the Diploma Program.

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Application Admission Requirements

Completed application package
Recent official transcripts
Copy of BC Medical Card
Copy of Birth Certificate
Copy of Status Card (if applicable)
CAT-4 Test Results
(ALL new students must write the CAT-4 Test prior to being admitted to the program)


Grade 12 graduation or equivalent with:
C minimum grade in English 12
C minimum grade in Foundations Math 11 or MATH 057
C minimum grade in Biology 11 or BIO 050
C minimum grade Technical and Professional Communications 12,
or English 12 or English 12 First Peoples, or English 060

Program Outline

Semester One:

3.00 STSC 101 Strategies for Success
3.00 ENRT 110 Into to Natural Resources
5.00 ENRT 141 Aboriginal People and the Land
5.00 ENRT 150 Silvics and Dendrology
5.00 ENRT 155 Soil Science
5.00 ENRT 160 Field Survey 1
3.00 MATH 140 Technical Mathematics

Semester Two:

3.00 COMM 140 Technical Writing
5.00 COMP 140 Geographic Info Systems
5.00 ENRT 145 Fire Ecology
5.00 ENRT 165 Field Surveys 2
5.00 ENRT 170 Principals of Ecology
5.00 SCIE 140 Ethno science

Contact Information

Phone: 250 842-0216
Toll Free: 1 866 842-0216
Fax: 250 842-2219
4125 River Road
PO Box 418
Hazelton, BC
V0J 1Y0