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Natural Resource Compliance
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 Occupational
Credential Type Diploma
Length 2 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 Admissions section of the calendar.
Academic Requirements: In addition, applicants to this program must also satisfy the following specific course requirements (or equivalencies):
- Grade 11 biology
- Grade 12 math (equivalent to Alberta’s Math 30-2 or a higher level math)
- Specific physical requirements such as vision, hearing and physical fitness must be filled for Natural Resource Law Enforcement Officer positions. The specific requirements differ with each agency and is the applicants' responsibility to confirm that they meet these requirements.
- Persons with a criminal record may have difficulty competing for jobs as Conservation Enforcement Officers in Canada.
- Valid Standard First Aid or Wilderness First Aid Certificate and/or a CPR Certificate are often required by employers 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 term.
- A number of workshops and short courses sponsored by various agencies are available on evenings and weekends. Students are encouraged to attend these sessions to enhance their credentials for employment.
Field Studies Supplies: 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)
- digital camera (standard feature)
- orienteering compass
- chest waders
- field equipment vest (recommended)
- “write-in-the-rain” treated field notebook/surveyors book
- water bottle
- 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.
- 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.
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.
This program is eligible for full-time post-secondary assistance by Student Aid Alberta for the funding year 2017/08/01 to 2018/07/31*.
Tuition $3,839.00 Year One
Books/Supplies/Instruments $2,091.00 Year One
Mandatory Fees $1,106.00 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.
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Transfer(s) available outside of Transfer Alberta: Royal Roads University (BC)
Updated September 12, 2017. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.
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