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Environmental Field Skills Certificate

Program Highlights

This new Continuing Education Certificate, offered by our School of Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, provides hands-on activities and skills in the identification, sampling, measurement and classification of organisms and habitats within our ecosystem. Learn practical techniques and protocols for the collection, recording and reporting of field data, as well as safe field practices. The certificate comprises six courses plus a two-week field placement. All courses take place at Frost Campus and run during the daytime. Enrol in all the courses within the certificate, or take one or more courses at a time, depending on your needs and interests.

The courses are available starting in May, with the exception of the Field Placement course which is offered starting in August.

Is This You?

These Field Skills Courses are for:

  • University graduates who may be eligible for advanced standing entry to the Ecosystem Management Technology or Environmental Technician program, but who may need these fundamental field skills for success in these programs.
  • Environmental sector employees who want to enhance their portfolio of skills and increase their employment opportunities.
  • Community members and volunteers with an interest in learning more about our natural world.

Admission Requirements:

  • The minimum admission requirement for entrance into this program is: 19 years of age or older, or an Ontario Secondary School Diploma or its equivalent.

Some courses require additional textbooks and/or materials. Please visit your campus bookstore in-person or online: Peterborough Bookstore or Lindsay Bookstore.


Certificates must be completed within five years. Once you have completed all certificate requirements, please contact us again for your official certification.

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