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Fish and Wildlife Technician (Optional Co-op)
Fleming College - Frost Lindsay , Ontario
  • Duration: 4 Semester
  • Degree Name: Fish and Wildlife Technician (Optional Co-op)
  • Discipline Life Sciences
  • Program Level: Diploma
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Special Admission Requirements
  • Min IELTS overall: 6 (Min Reading: 6 , Min Writing: 6 , Min Listening: 6 , Min Speaking: 6 )

If you have a love for the outdoors, a keen interest in fish and wildlife, and a commitment to responsible resource management, then the Fish and Wildlife Technician/Technology program may be for you. The purpose of fish and wildlife management is to ensure that quality habitat exists in sufficient quantity for wild populations to flourish and, for game species, that they are managed in a sustainable manner. This requires knowledge not only about animals, but about their habitats and how people interact with them. Consequently, fish and wildlife management has evolved into a multidisciplinary science-based profession that takes our graduates in many directions, across Canada and beyond. The theory and skills required by fish and wildlife professionals are taught through applied learning activities with a significant amount of time doing hands-on work in the lab and field. Third-semester students spend five weeks in field school, focusing on the topics of fisheries, wildlife, terrestrial habitats, wetlands, and freshwater ecology. These field schools introduce new skills such as: boat handling, GPS navigation, fish netting, sampling and tagging, electrofishing, habitat assessment, wetland classification, bird banding, and use of wildlife monitoring technologies. Through these activities, students will work together to collect, analyze and present the data over the remainder of the technician-level education and training. During field excursions you will learn about the logistics involved in the design and implementation of field projects. You will also spend considerable time in the outdoors learning mammal, bird, reptile, amphibian, fish and plant identification skills, tracking animals and conducting wildlife surveys.

Description Sub Total
Avg Application Fee $100
Avg Cost of Tuition/Year $16058.38
Avg Yearly Cost of Living $12000
Estimated Other school expenses and fees $0
Estimated Total/Year $28158.38
Study and Work in Canada

Full-time undergraduate and post-graduate international students can work anywhere on or off campus without a work permit. The rules around the number of hours a student will be allowed to work may vary based on the country the student chooses to study in. International students are typically able to work up to 20 hours a week.

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