The Ecosystem Management Technology program builds on the expertise developed from the two year Technician program. You will gain greater applied experience while working with community and resource agencies that are dedicated to long term ecosystem health
If you are looking for a challenge, are passionate about the environment and want to be a leader, then this program is for you.
The third year of Ecosystem Management Technology begins with a mandatory four-day field camp in a remote wilderness setting. This experience offers both personal challenge and the opportunity to build effective working relationships with your classmates - essential preparation for the year ahead.
You will participate in a variety of applied learning experiences. This includes a unique placement program - Credit for Product - in which you will spend one day per week working with a team on a project for an external agency. Students in the program also host an annual EcoHealth conference, inviting the public, local area residents, community groups and businesses to attend, participate and learn.
If you are interested in continuing your education once you complete the program, we offer a number of transfer agreements with top universities. Alternatively, if you are a university student looking for a program to complement your degree and provide you with a more applied approach to learning, then this program will meet your needs.
Please note, as part of the program, you will attend the Annual National Council for Science and the Environment Conference in Washington D.C. A current passport for this activity is required.
In the fall and winter semesters, you will work in a small team for an external agency one day per week during the Credit for Product student placement program. It's a great opportunity to expand your network of employment contacts and gain valuable on-the-job experience. Our partners in this placement program include agencies like the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters, conservation authorities, provincial stewardship councils, the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, local schools, community groups, and many more.
Success in this program and career field requires:
Taking your education up a notch to an Ecosystem Management Technologist, upon graduation you'll qualify for higher-level positions in similar settings and job positions, including:
You can apply for entry to semester one of the Ecosystem Management Technology program and/or semester one of the Ecosystem Management Technician program. The curriculum is the same for the first two years of these programs.
To progress to semester 5 of the Ecosystem Management Technology program you must have successfully completed (and passed) all courses in semesters 1, 2, 3 and 4.
College or university graduates may be eligible for advanced standing entry to this program. See the Ecosystem Management Technology - Advanced Standing program for details.
In addition, plan to spend about $475 for books, supplies and field camps.
As an Ecosystem Management student you will be required to:
The Indigenous Perspectives Designation (IPD) is an option available to students in this program. To qualify for an IPD, you must take and successfully complete a series of required Indigenous Studies courses as well as participate in a minimum of four approved co-curricular Indigenous events or experiences. Your transcript will indicate the IPD upon graduation, a designation that provides you with a comprehensive understanding of Indigenous cultures, histories, traditions, and contributions to our shared society within the context of your program of study. The IPD provides a valuable skill set sought after in today's employment sector.