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Bachelor of Applied Science - Conservation Enforcement

Lethbridge College

Lethbridge College

www.lethbridgecollege.ca
Experience! That's what makes our Bachelor of Applied Science in Conservation Enforcement special. At Lethbridge College, we have more than 25 years of experience in preparing people for a career in natural resource law enforcement -- and our degree program is the only one of its kind in Canada. Receive instruction in the natural and physical sciences, renewable resource management and law enforcement techniques through a blend of classroom theory, lab exercises and work site experience. Emphasis is placed on practical learning opportunities where you'll gain valuable hands-on experience in problem wildlife management, investigations, park operations and resource law enforcement. Your campus learning is reinforced during an eight month directed field study (practicum). This extensive applied learning opportunity is unique to our Bachelor of Applied Science in Conservation Enforcement degree. While on campus, you'll also pursue a simulated resource enforcement violation 'from report to court' where evidence is collected, statements are taken, search warrants are executed, and documents are prepared. Where will your degree in Conservation Enforcement take you? Graduates of the Bachelor of Applied Science in Conservation Enforcement program have the necessary academic knowledge and applied skills in natural resource law enforcement for successful careers in federal, provincial or municipal agencies, as well as the private sector. In fact, with Lethbridge College Applied Conservation Enforcement graduates working across Canada, your ambition is the only limit!
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  • Program Type Applied
  • Credential Type Degree
  • Length 4 Years
  • Part Time Only
  • Cooperative Education
  • Continuing Education
  • Distance Learning Available
Admission Requirements
General Admission Requirements:
All applicants must meet the general admission requirements for Lethbridge College programs, as indicated in the Admissions 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.

Note: New third-year students, or transfer students with advance standing through completion of a related diploma, are accepted into the program in September of each year for on-campus study.

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.

Distance Delivery Options

One course is available online, as identified in the calendar by (OL) after the course title.


Transfer(s) Eligibility

Search Transfer Alberta for course and program transfer information including transfer agreements between post-secondary schools in Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon.

Transfer(s) available outside of Transfer Alberta: Not available

Updated September 08, 2017. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

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