Continuing Education & Online Learning

Sustainable Trails Certificate

Mandatory Courses

Ecologically Sustainable Trails
ECOS 34

The balance between the protection of the environment and trail use is a delicate one. A basic understanding of ecology combined with key principles for sustainable trails - using case studies and examples - will provide the basis for effective trail planning and design. You will also explore practical ideas about the decommissioning and rehabilitation of trails.

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Saturday Oct 01, 2016 Sunday Oct 02, 2016 01 14 hours Saturday, Sunday (9:00am - 4:30pm)
$103.18
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Trail Business Planning and Risk Management
RECR 112

Explore key concepts and develop your own Trail Business Plan and associated financial and risk management plans. You will examine entrepreneurial strategies, marketing and financial management, as you gain an understanding of the liabilities associated with trails. You will learn how to identify and minimize related risks. Students will be expected to use the on-line lesson content to develop a Trial Business Plan, Financial Plan and Risk Management Plan in order to complete this course.

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Friday Nov 25, 2016 Friday Feb 24, 2017 01W 21 hours N/A
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$154.77
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Trail Classifications and Maintenance/Signage Guidelines
RECR 145

Delve into trail users expectations and all stakeholder relations related to the uses of a trail.. You will create a signage plan to manage the users of a trail, including volunteers, and in doing so, determine its uses and articulate a code of conduct and regulations. You will also learn about user safety, access and convenience; and maintenance, protection and preservation of the trail.

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Saturday Oct 15, 2016 Sunday Oct 16, 2016 01 14 hours Saturday, Sunday (8:30am - 4:30pm)
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Trail Construction
RECR 113

Building upon trail planning and design, this basic trail construction course will combine both theory and practical learning. You will have the opportunity to build parts of trail in the field using hand tools, techniques, and knowledge gained from classroom instruction. Using best practices and construction techniques, you will experience how sustainable trails need to be constructed.

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Friday May 12, 2017 Sunday May 14, 2017 01 21 hours Friday, Saturday, Sunday (9:00am - 4:30pm)
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Trail Design
RECR 114

This highly interactive course builds on the Trail Planning course and includes an overview of trail design principles and techniques. Engage in a field tour to assess a variety of trail designs, and design a charrette for a gap or a specific missing trail segment.

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Friday May 05, 2017 Sunday May 07, 2017 01 21 hours Friday, Saturday, Sunday (9:00am - 4:30pm)
$154.77
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Trail Planning and Accessibility
RECR 115

Prepare a comprehensive trail plan ? the first step in trail development. You will reference the new Ontario Trails Act, study land ownership, legislation and site evaluation, as you explore the use of planning tools such as GPS, aerial photography and maps. Gain insight into the importance of the AODA legislation, the accessibility of trails and learn how to use tools like the Universal Trail Assessment Process (UTAP) and Trail Access Information (TAI).

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Friday Mar 17, 2017 Friday Mar 31, 2017 01W 14 hours N/A
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Electives (2 Required)

Chainsaw Operator
MECH 82

Acquire the knowledge and basic skills to handle a chainsaw safely, fell trees properly and adopt safe practices. Based on the competency standards set by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities and developed by the Workplace Safety North, this course will teach you proper chainsaw use, maintenance and sharpening, and safety techniques for chainsaw handling before we spend two days in the bush (off-site) practising these techniques with an emphasis on safety methods. You must provide your own working chainsaw, supplies, and safety equipment and be physically fit to take this course. Additionally, you must be 19 years of age or older and/or a high school graduate. For a complete list of required equipment, please view the course description at flemingcollege.ca/con_ed.

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Saturday Oct 15, 2016 Sunday Oct 23, 2016 01 24 hours Saturday (8:00am - 5:00pm)Saturday, Sunday (8:00am - 5:00pm)

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$207.39
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Saturday Nov 05, 2016 Sunday Nov 13, 2016 51 24 hours Saturday, Sunday (8:00am - 5:00pm)

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Saturday Nov 12, 2016 Sunday Nov 20, 2016 02 24 hours Saturday (8:00am - 5:00pm)Saturday, Sunday (8:00am - 5:00pm)

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Saturday Feb 04, 2017 Sunday Feb 12, 2017 01 24 hours Saturday, Sunday (8:00am - 5:00pm)

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Saturday Mar 11, 2017 Sunday Mar 19, 2017 02 24 hours Saturday, Sunday (8:00am - 5:00pm)

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Sunday Apr 02, 2017 Sunday Apr 09, 2017 03 24 hours Saturday, Sunday (8:00am - 5:00pm)

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Monday Apr 24, 2017 Wednesday Apr 26, 2017 52 24 hours Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday (8:00am - 5:00pm)

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Hike Leader & Leave No Trace Certifications
NATR 120

This Hike Leader Certification course delivers the standards and training developed by Hike Ontario for any individual and/or groups interested in leading organized hikes and walks in Ontario. Leave No Trace Canada certification is intended for outdoor recreational users who wish to minimize their impact on the natural environment whether they are hiking, canoeing, kayaking, climbing etc. Both certifications are provided in this combined 2 day course held at the Ken Reid Conservation area and at the Frost Campus.

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Saturday Apr 08, 2017 Sunday Apr 09, 2017 01 12 hours Saturday, Sunday (9:00am - 3:30pm)
$113.44
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Introduction to Trails
RECR 122

Sustainable trails have many facets, including environmental, social and economic sustainability. The aim of this course is to provide participants with a practical overview of the many aspects of trails including business planning, planning, designing, construction, people management, law and liability, trail ecology, and more.

There are no scheduled classes at this time. For future dates, please call the Continuing Education office at 705 749-5530 ext. 1502.

Marketing & Promoting Trails
RECR 111

Explore basic concepts of online marketing and promotion techniques such as web site design and social marketing, as they relate to recreational trails and compare these with offline strategies such as magazine adverts, editorial and flyers. Learn to apply the concepts behind a marketing plan framework to trail promotion. Prerequisite: a general familiarity with the Internet. While not required, participants who have had courses in web technologies or programming related to web page design will find it useful.

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Wednesday May 17, 2017 Friday Jun 09, 2017 01W 14 hours N/A
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Motorized Trail Recreation
RECR 121

Gain an overview of all types of motorized trail use. Building upon your knowledge of the principles of planning, design and construction acquired in other courses, examine the broad aspects of off highway vehicle recreation, planning and construction of OHV trails and facilities and operation and management of OHV trail systems.

There are no scheduled classes at this time. For future dates, please call the Continuing Education office at 705 749-5530 ext. 1502.

Trails Education & Interpretation
RECR 116

Individuals using a trail may not be aware of the unique and specific attributes of a particular trail. This course will assist participants to develop stimulating educational and interpretive sessions concerning specific recreational trail attributes.

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Saturday Apr 22, 2017 Sunday Apr 23, 2017 01 14 hours Saturday, Sunday (9:00am - 4:30pm)
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Wilderness Survival
NATR 31

Whether you venture into isolated areas for your job or for fun, working and traveling in these regions can be hazardous. Learn survival fundamentals, such as building shelters from available materials, orientation, finding food, making fire without matches and staying warm. Please bring a sharp, non-folding hunting knife, leather work gloves, and a mirrored compass with a declination setting. Please be suitably dressed for a day both indoors and outdoors. Snowshoes are helpful in winter weather.

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Saturday Oct 15, 2016 Sunday Oct 16, 2016 01 15 hours Saturday, Sunday (8:30am - 4:30pm)
$110.55
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