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Bachelor of Applied Science - Conservation Enforcement
Established in 1957, Lethbridge College serves 6,500 full-time and part-time students in southern Alberta. To increase access for Aboriginal and rural students, programs are offered in learning centres outside Lethbridge. Students may take apprenticeship training, certificate and diploma programs, applied degrees and a bachelor degree. Academic programs are offered in areas such as agriculture, business and management, design and technology, environmental studies, health care, human services and justice studies. Applied degrees are offered in correctional studies and conservation enforcement. A collaborative bachelor's degree in nursing is available through the University of Lethbridge. University transfer courses are offered in areas such as Canadian studies, cultural studies, sociology, english and physical education. Apprenticeship training prepares students for occupations such as automotive service technician, carpenter, cook, electrician, heavy equipment technician, parts technician and welder. When needed, students may take academic preparation and English as a Second Language programs before making the transition to certificate and diploma programs or apprenticeship training. Lethbridge College offers a broad range of student support services. Recreation facilities provide venues for athletic and intramural programs as well as community sports teams. An important community resource, Lethbridge College also provides educational, cultural and recreational opportunities to local residents.
Satellite Campuses or Offices
Claresholm, Crowsnest Pass, Vulcan
Program Type Applied
Credential Type Degree
Length 4 Years
- Part Time Only
- Cooperative Education
- Continuing Education
- Distance Learning Available
GENERAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: All applicants must meet the general admission requirements for Lethbridge College programs, as indicated in the Admission section of the calendar.
ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS: Students who have completed a Natural Resource Compliance Diploma from Lethbridge College will be accepted directly into the Conservation Enforcement - Bachelor of Applied Science. A minimum GPA of 2.50 or equivalent is required for admission. Transfer students are required to have a diploma in natural resource management or equivalent, or a related bachelor’s degree in an area such as resource management, biology, environmental studies or a similar area of study. Transfer students with related credentials will be accepted into the program after being assessed on an individual basis to determine whether they are required to take bridging courses to meet degree outcomes. A minimum GPA of 2.50 or equivalent is required for admission.
SUPPLIES FOR FIELD STUDIES: Students on field studies are expected to provide their own equipment and supplies. This includes: warm sleeping bag, ground sheet and pad, tent may be required (notification will be given at orientation), back pack for gear, adequate clothing for cold/wet weather, hiking boots, work gloves, cooking and eating gear (may be shared), food, binoculars, digital camera (standard feature), orienteering compass, field equipment vest (recommended), “write-in-the-rain” treated field notebook/surveyors book, water bottle, sunscreen, safety glasses (3rd year), 30 cm metric steel ruler. Field studies schedules are dependent on many variables and may require students to participate on weekends. All program field studies require mandatory attendance.
OTHER REQUIRED SUPPLIES: Available from Lethbridge College Bookstore: Lab coat, safety glasses, Douglas protractor, “write-in-the-rain” treated field notebook/surveyors book, 16X hand lens, dissection kit, metric triangular scale with 1:20, 1:25, 1:50, 1:75, 1:100 and 1:125 graduations. Available from Sporting, Hardware, and Office Supply Stores: Nexus Type 115 or Silva Ranger compass (with declination adjustment screw), clipboard, 4 GB or higher USB memory stick, chest waders, scientific calculator ($15 - $30 range), 12 or more colored pencils (pencil crayons), binoculars (8 X 40 or 10 X 50 magnification), 30 cm metric steel ruler. For additional information concerning supplies, contact the lab coordinator at 403.320.3202, Extension 5594.
SPECIAL NOTE ABOUT FIELD STUDIES: Students are off-campus completing field studies during most of September and April. In the fall term, field studies are in September, in the winter term, field studies are scheduled in April. Students will be expected to complete non-credit environmental field technique courses as part of the requirement to complete the program. Courses such as firearms safety, loading and backing trailers, and basic first aid will occur at part of field trip season activities. Students will be responsible for the fees associated with these courses. Prior valid training possessed by students will be considered for recognition.!div> !div>
One course is available online, as identified in the calendar by (OL) after the course title.
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Updated May 30, 2017. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.
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