Fish and Wildlife Technology

School of Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences

January 2019

Availability: Accepting Applications
Credential: Ontario College Advanced Diploma ( 6 semesters )
Classes begin:
January 07, 2019
Offered at:
Frost Campus
Program code:
FW
Tuition & Ancillary Fees:
Domestic:
$2,206.87 per semester*
International:
$8,004.19 per semester*
Complete tuition detail below
* Tuition and fees subject to change.

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 Highlights

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.

* Students starting in January are required to attend classes over the summer semester.

Why Choose Fleming

The Fish and Wildlife Technology program benefits from the expertise and enthusiasm of faculty who have had real-life experience in the field, and from the focus on hands-on, experiential learning. We also help you secure your future, as many employers, such as the Ontario Ministries of the Environment and Natural Resources or private environmental consulting firms, are looking for graduates from this program. Our contacts are a valuable resource in your career development.

Common First Semester

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.

Work Experience

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

Is this You?

As a Fish and Wildlife Technologist, you should possess:

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

Career Opportunities

Like the Fish and Wildlife Technician, you will find work in Canada from coast to coast. You will hold a variety of positions from fish and wildlife technologists to interpreters at fish and wildlife reserves, fishing and hunting guides, and wetland inventory technicians. As a Technologist, you will be able to move into managerial or specialized positions more quickly than with the two-year Technician diploma - as you will have developed a more focused skill set. You'll find work for a variety of organizations, such as government research agencies and ministries, private consulting firms, or environmental management agencies such as Ducks Unlimited and the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters.

Admission Process

You can apply for entry to semester one of the Fish and Wildlife Technology program and/ or semester one of the Fish and Wildlife Technician program. The curriculum is the same for the first two years of these programs.

To progress to semester 5 of the Fish and Wildlife Technology program you must have successfully completed (and passed) all courses in semesters 1, 2, 3 and 4.

Additional Costs

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

Health Requirements

  • Fish and Wildlife program students are required to show proof of an adequate titre from rabies vaccination before they enter into semester 3 and/ or semester 5. This applies to all students including those who may transfer into or enter the program with advanced standing.
  • Students will handle mammal carcasses so, for health and safety reasons, those who do not provide proof of an adequate titre will not be permitted access to the Pathology Lab. nor will they be able to complete the program successfully
  • 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

Minimum Admission Requirements

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

  • OSSD including Gr 12 C English and Gr 12 C Math

OSSD with majority of courses at College (C ) or Open (O) unless otherwise stated.
Grade 12 C courses will be accepted where Gr 11 C course requirements are listed.
Where College level courses are listed, U and M courses will be accepted.
Two Gr 11 courses will be accepted in lieu of a Gr 12 course requirement.

Mature Students

If you are 19 years of age or older before classes start, and you do not possess an OSSD, you can write the Canadian Adult Achievement Test to assess your eligibility for admission. Additional testing or academic upgrading may be necessary to meet specific course requirements for this program.

Tuition Detail

Tuition and ancillary fees are subject to change without notice. The fees presented below reflect Fall start programs only for the current academic year. For details about the fee differences for other program start dates please refer to the below.

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 below.

Algoma University

Requirement
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
Transfer Credit
  • 51 out of a 90 credit degree;
    Visit ONTransfer.ca for further details

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

For more information
Requirement
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
Transfer Credit
  • 57 out of a 120 credit degree;
    Visit ONTransfer.ca for further details

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

For more information

Athabasca University

Requirement
  • Successful completion of program
Transfer Credit
  • 60 out of a 120 credit degree;
    Visit articulation agreement for details

To apply contact the institution's Admissions Office

For more information
Requirement
  • Successful completion of program
Transfer Credit
  • 30 out of a 120 credit degree;
    Visit articulation agreement for details

To apply contact the institution's Admissions Office

For more information
Requirement
  • Successful completion of program
Transfer Credit
  • 30 out of a 120 credit degree;
    Visit articulation agreement for details

To apply contact the institution's Admissions Office

For more information
Requirement
  • Successful completion of program
Transfer Credit
  • 30 out of a 120 credit degree;
    Visit articulation agreement for details

To apply contact the institution's Admissions Office

For more information

Cape Breton University

Requirement
  • Successful completion of program
Transfer Credit
  • 69 out of a 105 credit degree;
    Visit agreement for details

To apply contact the institution's Admissions Office

For more information

Griffith University

Requirement
  • Minimum 65% cumulative average
Transfer Credit
  • Entry into 3rd out of a 6 semester program

To apply please see the KOM Consultants website.

For more information

Lakehead University

Requirement
  • Minimum 70% cumulative average
  • Required to attend and successfully complete a 4-week Lakehead University summer transition program
Transfer Credit
  • 10 out of a 20 credit degree;
    Visit ONTransfer.ca for further details

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

For more information
Requirement
  • Minimum 70% cumulative average
  • Required to attend and successfully complete a 4-week Lakehead University summer transition program
Transfer Credit
  • 10 out of a 20 credit degree;
    Visit ONTransfer.ca for further details

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

For more information

Royal Roads University

Requirement
  • Minimum B cumulative average
Transfer Credit
  • Entry into 3rd year studies;
    Visit articulation agreement for details

To apply contact the institution's Admissions Office

For more information
Requirement
  • Minimum B cumulative average
  • Plus completion of one additional Chemistry course and one additional Math course (Linear Algebra or Calculus). Strongly recommend an additional course in Cell Biology.
Transfer Credit
  • Entry into 3rd year studies;
    Visit articulation agreement for details

To apply contact the institution's Admissions Office

For more information
Requirement
  • Minimum B cumulative average
Transfer Credit
  • Entry into 3rd year studies;
    Visit articulation agreement for details

To apply contact the institution's Admissions Office

For more information
Requirement
  • Minimum B cumulative average
  • Plus completion of one additional Chemistry course and one additional Math course (Linear Algebra or Calculus). Strongly recommend an additional course in Cell Biology.
Transfer Credit
  • Entry into 3rd year studies;
    Visit articulation agreement for details

To apply contact the institution's Admissions Office

For more information

Trent University

Requirement
  • Minimum 75% cumulative average
Transfer Credit
  • 10 out of 20 credit degree;
    Visit ONTransfer.ca for further details

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

For more information
Requirement
  • Minimum 75% cumulative average
Transfer Credit
  • 10 out of 20 credit degree;
    Visit ONTransfer.ca for further details

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

For more information
Requirement
  • Minimum 75% cumulative average
Transfer Credit
  • 10 out of 20 credit degree;
    Visit ONTransfer.ca for further details

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

For more information

University of Northern British Columbia

Requirement
  • Visit UNBC's Academic Calendar for details
Transfer Credit
  • 54 out of a 120 credit degree;
    Visit agreement for details

To apply contact the institution's Admissions Office

For more information

Wilfrid Laurier University

Requirement
  • Minimum 70% cumulative average
Transfer Credit
  • 10 out of a 20 credit degree;
    Visit ONTransfer.ca for further details

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

For more information

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