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Environmental and Wildlife Management Techniques

This program trains people to work in research, development, conservation and education in natural environments, including terrestrial, aquatic and wetland ecosystems, as well as all resources related to water, air, soil, flora and fauna.

About the program

Program objectives
This program trains individuals to become environmental and wildlife management technicians who work mainly in the areas of research, management and education in a natural environment. The ultimate goal of practitioners is to help conserve natural resources, ensure their rational and sustainable use, and ensure that natural environments, and the biodiversity of these environments, are managed in an integrated and effective manner. The concept of natural environments, one of the main pillars of this program, is defined as including land, aquatic and wetland ecosystems of a given territory as well as water, air, soil, flora and fauna resources. M/p>

Environmental and Wildlife Management technicians work in wide-ranging areas of specialty, research being the most important. As part of a multi-disciplinary team, working under the supervision of a researcher, technicians work as head assistants performing duties related to natural environment inventories, the organization and management of work logistics (both in the field and in the laboratory), conducting certain laboratory analyses and planning work conducted for experimentation purposes.

The overall goal of research activities is ensuring the rational use of natural resources within a given territory. This territory may include protected areas, recreational and tourism activity areas, agricultural activity areas, forestry activity areas, urban areas and peri-urban areas. Technicians may be called upon to work in any of these areas. They can also work in many different areas of specialty: environmental protection; conservation and protection of natural resources; and integrated territory management.

Condition of admission

Before applying to a program leading to a Diploma of College Studies (DCS), applicants who studied in Québec must meet the following three requirements:

The applicant must have a Secondary School Diploma and be in one of the following situations:
The applicant has a Secondary School Diploma (SSD)*
NOTE: a SSD holder that has not passed the following courses may be required to complete remedial courses:
Secondary 5 Language of Instruction
Secondary 5 Second Language
Secondary 4 Mathematics
Secondary 4 Science and Technology or Secondary 4 Applied Science and Technology or Secondary 4 Physical Science
Secondary 4 History and Citizenship Education or Secondary 4 History of Quebec and Canada
The applicant holds a Diploma of Vocational Studies (DVS) and has successfully completed the following subjects*:
Secondary 5 Language of Instruction
Secondary 5 Second Language
Secondary 4 Mathematics
The applicant has training deemed equivalent by the College.
The applicant has training and experience deemed sufficient by the College and has interrupted full time studies for at least 24 months.
The applicant satisfies, if applicable, the special conditions for admission established by the Minister which specify the program prerequisites*.
The applicant satisfies, if applicable, any special conditions for admission established by the College for each of its programs.

*If the applicant is enrolled in school and completing his or her secondary studies at the time of application, the grades sent by the school must demonstrate that the applicant is passing in all the courses required to complete the SSD and required to fulfill the admission requirements.

Available in 5 institutions

3 years

Technical Program

Establishments offering this program

Vanier College


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