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Bachelor of Applied Science in Ecosystem Management
Program Type Bachelors
Credential Type Degree
Length 4 Years
- Part Time Only
- Cooperative Education
- Continuing Education
- Distance Learning
GENERAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: All applicants must meet the general admission requirements for Lethbridge College programs, as indicated in the Admission section of this calendar.
ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS: Students who have completed either the Environmental Assessment and Restoration or the Renewable Resource Management diplomas from Lethbridge College will be accepted directly into the Ecosystem Management – Bachelor of Applied Science program. A minimum GPA of 2.00 is required for admission. Transfer students are required to have a diploma in Environmental Sciences 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 2.00 is required for admission.
YOUR INVESTMENT: Students are responsible for the cost of the field trips relating to this program.
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 coloured 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.
NOTE: Students will be expected to complete non-credit environmental field techniques courses as part of the requirement to complete the program. Courses such as ATV operations, H2S Alive, small engine repair, electro-fishing, etc. will occur as 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.
PRIOR LEARNING ASSESSMENT: If you have experience working in this field of study, you may be eligible for Prior Learning Assessment (PLA).!div>
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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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