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Environmental Assessment and Restoration
Program Type Occupational
Credential Type Diploma
Length 2 Years
- Part Time Only
- Cooperative Education
- Continuing Education
- Distance Learning
- Grade 12 math (equivalent to Alberta’s Math 30-2 or a higher level math)
- Grade 11 biology
- Grade 11 chemistry
Basic computer literacy in the use of the Internet, email, word processing, and fundamental processes of spreadsheets is required for the student to be successful in this program. Students lacking these skills are strongly urged to complete a basic computer literacy course prior to entering this program.
Employers 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 year.
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, chest waders, field equipment vest (recommended), “write-in-the-rain” treated field notebook/surveyors book, water bottle, sunscreen, CSA approved steel-toed safety boots (2nd year), safety glasses (also used in labs), 30 cm metric steel ruler.!span>!span>Other Required Supplies: Available from Lethbridge College Bookstore: Lab coat, safety glasses, Douglas protractor, “write-in-the-rain” 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 (8X40 or 10X50 magnification), 30 cm metric steel ruler.!div>
Special note about field studies: Students are off-campus completing field studies during most of September and April. Due to scheduling conflicts, it is extremely difficult to take Year 1 and Year 2 courses simultaneously. !span>!span>
Students are advised to complete all Year 1 courses before proceeding to Year 2, and all Year 2 courses before enrolling in Year 3 courses (for related post-diploma certificate or degree programs). In the Fall term, field studies are scheduled in September, while in the Winter term, field studies are scheduled in April. Field studies schedules are dependent on many variables and may require students to participate on weekends or on statutory holidays. All program field studies are mandatory.
Students will be expected to complete non-credit environmental field techniques courses as part of the requirement to complete the program. Courses such as bear safety, firearms safety, pleasure craft operator’s card and boat operations 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.!span>!span>
For additional information concerning lab or field equipment, contact the lab coordinator at 403.320.3202, Extension 5594.
Note: Applicants who lack the required academic admission requirements can apply to the College and University Preparatory Program to upgrade for your program.
Prior Learning Assessment (PLA): If you have experience working in this field of study, you may be eligible for Prior Learning Assessment.
New students are accepted into the Environmental Assessment and Restoration two-year diploma program for the Fall term (September) only.
This program is eligible for full-time post-secondary assistance by Student Aid Alberta for the funding year 2018/08/01 to 2019/07/31*.
Tuition $3,689.00 Year One
Books/Supplies/Instruments $1,888.00 Year One
Mandatory Fees $1,026.00 Year One
* Tuition, books, supplies, instruments, and other/mandatory fees are provided to Student Aid Alberta and may be used when processing full-time post-secondary funding applications. The educational costs provided are based on a 100% full-course load and may not reflect current or all educational costs charged by the school. Contact the school to obtain accurate educational cost information.
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: Royal Roads University (BC), Griffith University (Australia), University of Northern BC (BC)
Updated August 03, 2018. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.
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