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Fish and Wildlife Technology

Participate in more hands-on fish and wildlife field experiences and related work placements with a third year of study in the Fish and Wildlife Technology program.

Program Information

Start Date

September 03, 2024

Domestic Availability

Internal Application Required
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International Availability

Closed

Program Code

FW

Delivery

In Person

Credential

Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Location

Frost Campus

Program Contact

Paul Ashley

Program Coordinator

International Tuition

$9173.02 per semester*

*Domestic tuition amounts shown are from the 2023-2024 academic year and are subject to change.

*International tuition amounts shown are from the 2023-2024 academic year and are subject to change.

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Canadian Students

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September 02, 2025

Domestic Availability

Internal Application Required
Learn how

International Availability

Closed

Program Code

FW

Delivery

In Person

Credential

Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Location

Frost Campus

Program Contact

Paul Ashley

Program Coordinator

International Tuition

$9173.02 per semester*

*Domestic tuition amounts shown are from the 2023-2024 academic year and are subject to change.

*International tuition amounts shown are from the 2023-2024 academic year and are subject to change.

Apply Now

Canadian Students

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Application Process

Students interested in the Fish and Wildlife Technology program are required to enter via the Fish and Wildlife Technician level of the program. During the second year of the technician level, students can apply, through an internal application process, to be considered for entry to the technology level. Students must successfully complete all four semesters of the technician level to be granted entry to the technology program.

Expand your career horizons. Through building on what you've learned in the Fish and Wildlife Technician program, and adding more in-depth studies into the science of fish and wildlife management, you'll be prepared for even greater career success in the field.

You'll take part in more hands-on field experiences and related work placements, training in advanced laboratory techniques, data compilation and analysis, and report writing. An exciting, four-weeks of field placement provides you with the opportunity to further explore your career options - and make valuable employment contacts. Two, week-long field camps in the fall and winter will round out your more intensive experience and extensive skill set.

  • Fleming is the only college in Ontario offering a third year specialization in Fish and Wildlife Technology.
  • Program graduates are eligible for advanced standing into Trent University's Honours Bachelor of Science in Biology or Honours Bachelor of Science in Environmental and Resource Studies and can complete their Honours degree with just two years of study at Trent.
  • Program graduates are eligible for advanced standing entry to Wilfrid Laurier University, Honours Bachelor of Environmental Studies and can complete this degree with two years of study.

The Fish and Wildlife Technology program benefits from the expertise and enthusiasm of faculty with extensive real-life experience in the field, and from hands-on, experiential learning. We also help you secure your future, as many governmental and private employers are looking for graduates from this program. Our contacts are a valuable resource in your career development.

Students in our School’s diploma programs take the same courses for first semester after choosing and being accepted into one of our programs. This common focus exposes you to a variety of career options and other programs. You will have the freedom to explore and obtain a multidisciplinary perspective, while you acquire a base of knowledge and fundamental skills.

Although students are accepted into a specific program for their first semester, the common first semester allows you to change direction if you find another program or career area is more appealing. Once you have successfully completed the common first semester, you can enter the program of your choice in second semester, subject to enrolment capacity.

To further practice your skills and expand your network of employment contacts, you'll take part in a field placement during each semester.

As a Fish and Wildlife Technologist, you should possess:

  • analytical skills
  • strong sciences/maths background
  • problem-solving ability and research skills

Like the Fish and Wildlife Technician, you will find work in Canada from coast to coast, and as a Technologist, you will be able to move into managerial or specialized positions more quickly than with the two-year Technician diploma. You will find work for a variety of organizations, such as government research agencies and ministries, private consulting firms, or environmental non-government organizations. No matter where you go in the Fish and Wildlife world, you are never far from a Fleming graduate!

Students wishing to graduate with a three-year Fish and Wildlife Technology diploma must first successfully complete the two-year Fish and Wildlife Technician program. Entrance into the third year is a competitive process based on marks obtained in the diploma program. The technology program is capped at 30 students.

Plan on spending approximately $675 for books, supplies and field camps.

Fish and Wildlife students are required to participate in field activities that include walking kilometres over rough terrain, carrying heavy gear, and operating small watercraft, in all weather conditions, including rain, deep snow, and extreme temperatures

Students applying to Fish and Wildlife Technology must meet the following requirements:

  • Successful completion of the Fish and Wildlife Technician program.

  • Synthesize knowledge of aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems and ecological principles and apply this to the protection, management and effective utilization of fish and wildlife resources.
  • Identify and classify, at an advanced level, a wide range of biota and habitats, and analyze and interpret their relationship to and influence on fish and wildlife management.
  • Apply fisheries and wildlife science to effectively design, develop, and implement management techniques, protocols and prescriptions that support sustainable management of fish and wildlife resources.
  • Interpret and apply current and emerging regulations, standards and policies to support and guide fish and wildlife planning and management practices.
  • Employ state-of the-art protocols and design tools and techniques to monitor and manage fish and wildlife populations and related habitat, with a predominant focus on provincial standards.
  • Using previously collected field data, interpret, analyze and synthesize material...
  • Apply computer applications including word processing, spreadsheets, databases and presentation software to facilitate the creation of management directions.
  • Safely maintain and supervise the calibration, operation, and troubleshooting of a range of equipment and machinery.
  • Collect, organize, manage, analyze, synthesize and critique field and lab data, in accordance with accepted procedures and standards.
  • Apply geospatial analysis tools and technologies for organizing and presenting information.
  • Supervise the appropriate handling of all tools, materials and equipment, in compliance with industry/ministry safety and operating standards, ensuring optimum health and safety of self, team members and the environment.
  • Effectively synthesize, communicate and convey technical ideas and information to a wide range of audiences, at the appropriate level, to inform/guide planning and decision making.
  • Ensure that self and team members act in accordance with norms and professional codes of ethical practice.
  • Research and critically assess fish and wildlife practices, technologies, issues and trends from a range of sources, including primary literature and scholarly journals.
  • Contribute to community-based research and development projects, with industry partners, to produce ecosystem-based management plans and strategies.
  • Work effectively in a collaborative work environment, demonstrating effective teamwork, interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to coordinate, plan and supervise projects in the field.
  • Prepare a portfolio that reflects personal growth, job readiness and resources for ongoing professional development and learning.
  • Demonstrate a sound knowledge of business infrastructure practices and procedures in the field of fish and wildlife resource management.
  • Demonstrate the achievement of skills, knowledge and attributes to the level required by industry-recognized accrediting bodies (e.g. North American Wildlife and Technical Association NAWTA).
  • Articulate and incorporate the principles of quality assurance/quality control and personal integrity in the collection, sampling, analysis and interpretation of field/lab data, operation and use of tools and equipment, and other related activities.

PC / Windows

  • Operating System:
    Windows 10
  • Processor:
    2.2+ GHz processor hyperthreaded*, multicore
  • Memory:
    8+GB minimum
  • Hard Disk:
    32GB free space
  • Software:
    1024x768 or higher, 24-bit color depth and with 4+GB graphics memory

Internet Connection: 10 Mbps Download and 1.0 Mbps Upload (recommended)

A mobile phone is required for GPS collection, Android 5 (or later) or iPhone 11 (or later).

A portable drive (external hard drive or stick) is required for transferring course work between home and campus.

Transfer Agreements

You may be able to use credits obtained at Fleming College to continue your postsecondary education in pursuit of a degree. The articulation and credit transfer agreements with our partner institutions are summarized here.

Bachelor of Science (General) in Biology
Requirement
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative program Grade Point Average (GPA).
Transfer Credit
  • 51 out of a 90 credit degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information

Visit the Algoma University website for further articulation and program information.

Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

Bachelor of Science in Biology
Requirement
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative program Grade Point Average (GPA).
Transfer Credit
  • 57 out of a 120 credit degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information

Visit the Algoma University website for further articulation and program information.

Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

Bachelor of Science
Requirement
  • Completion of the program.
Transfer Credit
  • 60 out of a 120 credit degree.
  • Refer to the articulation statement for further details.

To apply please see the Apply Alberta website.

For more information

Visit the Athabasca University website for further articulation and program information.

See the official articulation agreement.

Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics
Requirement
  • Completion of the program.
Transfer Credit
  • 30 out of a 120 credit degree.
  • Refer to the articulation statement for further details.

To apply please see the Apply Alberta website.

For more information

Visit the Athabasca University website for further articulation and program information.

See the official articulation agreement.

Bachelor of Science in Computing and Information Systems
Requirement
  • Completion of the program.
Transfer Credit
  • 30 out of a 120 credit degree.
  • Refer to the articulation statement for further details.

To apply please see the Apply Alberta website.

For more information

Visit the Athabasca University website for further articulation and program information.

See the official articulation agreement.

Bachelor of Science in Human Science
Requirement
  • Completion of the program.
Transfer Credit
  • 30 out of a 120 credit degree.
  • Refer to the articulation statement for further details.

To apply please see the Apply Alberta website.

For more information

Visit the Athabasca University website for further articulation and program information.

See the official articulation agreement.

Bachelor of Engineering Technology (General) in Environmental Studies
Requirement
  • Completion of the program.
Transfer Credit
  • 36 credits to complete the degree
  • Refer to the articulation agreement for further details.

To apply please see the Cape Breton University's admissions website.

For more information

Visit the Cape Breton University website for further articulation and program information.

See the official articulation agreement.

Bachelor of Environmental Science (3Yr)
Requirement
  • Minimum 65% cumulative program average.
  • The program is offered face-to-face (Nathan campus or Gold Coast campus)
Transfer Credit
  • 120 credit points out of a 240 credit point degree
  • Refer to the articulation agreement for further details.

To apply please see the Griffith University's admissions website.

For more information

Visit the Griffith University website for further articulation and program information.

See the official articulation agreement.

Bachelor of Science in Zoology
Requirement
  • Completion of the program.
Transfer Credit
  • Entry into 3rd-year studies.
  • Refer to the articulation agreement for further details.

To apply please see the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) website.

For more information

Visit the Hartpury University website for further articulation and program information.

See the official articulation agreement.

Bachelor of Arts in Educational Studies and Digital Technology
Requirement
  • Minimum mid-70% cumulative program average.
Transfer Credit
  • 60 out of a 120 credit degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information

Visit the Ontario Tech University website for further articulation and program information.

Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

Bachelor of Commerce
Requirement
  • Minimum mid-70% cumulative program average.
  • Completion of the Ontario Tech Commerce Bridge.
Transfer Credit
  • 45 out of a 120 credit degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information

Visit the Ontario Tech University website for further articulation and program information.

Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

See the official articulation agreement.

Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Practice
Requirement
  • Minimum B cumulative program average.
Transfer Credit
  • Entry into 3rd-year studies of a 4-year program.
  • Refer to the articulation agreement for further details.

To apply please see the Royal Roads University's admissions website.

For more information

Visit the Royal Roads University website for further articulation and program information.

See the official articulation agreement.

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Practice
Requirement
  • Minimum B cumulative program average.
Transfer Credit
  • Entry into 3rd-year studies of a 4-year program.
  • Refer to the articulation agreement for further details.

To apply please see the Royal Roads University's admissions website.

For more information

Visit the Royal Roads University website for further articulation and program information.

See the official articulation agreement.

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science
Requirement
  • Minimum B cumulative program average.
  • Possess a recognized college or university level Chemistry course with a minimum 'B' (3.00/4.33) grade
Transfer Credit
  • Entry into 3rd-year studies of a 4-year program.
  • Refer to the articulation agreement for further details.

To apply please see the Royal Roads University's admissions website.

For more information

Visit the Royal Roads University website for further articulation and program information.

See the official articulation agreement.

Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies
Requirement
  • Minimum 70% cumulative program average.
Transfer Credit
  • Entry into 5th semester standing in an 8-semester program.

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information

Visit the Seneca College website for further articulation and program information.

Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

See the official articulation agreement.

Bachelor of Arts in Environmental and Resource Studies
Requirement
  • Minimum 75% cumulative program average.
Transfer Credit
  • 10 out of a 20 credit degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information

Visit the Trent University website for further articulation and program information.

Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

See the official articulation agreement.

Bachelor of Arts in Indigenous Environmental Studies
Requirement
  • Minimum 75% cumulative program average.
Transfer Credit
  • 10 out of a 20 credit degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information

Visit the Trent University website for further articulation and program information.

Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

See the official articulation agreement.

Bachelor of Education - Indigenous
Requirement
  • Minimum 75% cumulative program average.
Transfer Credit
  • 10 out of a 25 credit degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information

Visit the Trent University website for further articulation and program information.

Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

See the official articulation agreement.

Bachelor of Science in Biology
Requirement
  • Minimum 75% cumulative program average.
  • Complete BIOL 1030H in the summer term at Trent University to ensure all necessary prerequisites are complete.
Transfer Credit
  • 10 out of a 20 credit degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information

Visit the Trent University website for further articulation and program information.

Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

See the official articulation agreement.

Bachelor of Science in Environmental and Resource Science
Requirement
  • Minimum 75% cumulative program average.
Transfer Credit
  • 10 out of a 20 credit degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information

Visit the Trent University website for further articulation and program information.

Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

See the official articulation agreement.

Bachelor of Science in Wildlife and Fisheries
Requirement
  • Visit UNBC's Academic Calendar for details.
Transfer Credit
  • Refer to UNBC's website for further details.

To apply please see the University of Northern British Columbia's admissions website.

For more information

Visit the University of Northern British Columbia website for further articulation and program information.

Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies
Requirement
  • Minimum 70% cumulative program average.
Transfer Credit
  • 10 out of a 20 credit degree.
  • Refer to Laurier's website for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information

Visit the Wilfrid Laurier University website for further articulation and program information.

See the official articulation agreement.

Program Code: AQU

Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Frost Campus

September 2024

Program Code: CNB

Ontario College Diploma

Frost Campus

August 2024

Program Code: NRL

Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Frost Campus

September 2024

Program Code: BO

Ontario College Diploma

Frost Campus

September 2024, January 2025

Thom Luloff: Professor in the Conservation Biology and Fish and Wildlife programs

Thom Luloff

Professor in the Conservation Biology and Fish and Wildlife

Thom Luloff is a fulltime Professor in the Conservation Biology and Fish and Wildlife programs, having started teaching at the School of Environmental Resources and Natural Sciences in 2011.

Thom has spent his career in wildlife science, completing his degrees in Medical Science from Western University, and working on research projects at the Advanced Facility for Avian Research and the Toronto Zoo. Thom teaches lab and techniques courses such as Wildlife Disease, Animal Disease Pathology, and Biodiversity of Vertebrates.

Thom is passionate about wildlife conservation and protecting species at risk. He is the Chair and Senior Wildlife Biologist at Kawartha Wildlife Centre, a wildlife rehabilitation centre dedicated to rehabilitating and releasing injured and orphaned wildlife, and is the Liaison to Nature Canada for Bird Friendly Cities Peterborough, bringing his expertise in animal biology to help guide these organizations in making decisions that are ecologically sound and best serve Ontario's native species. Thom grew up outside of Pembroke, Ontario and currently lives with his family on a 50-acre farm in Peterborough County which he has turned into a grassland-bird conservation project. His favourite colour is green, and he has a completely irrational dislike of chocolate ice cream!

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