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General Arts and Science - Environmental and Natural Resource Studies

The General Arts and Science – Environmental and Natural Resource Studies Option is designed specifically to prepare students for entry into one of our School of Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences diploma programs.

Program Information

Start Date

September 03, 2024

Domestic Availability

Accepting Applications

International Availability

Closed

Program Code

GSN

Delivery

In Person

Credential

Ontario College Certificate

Location

Frost Campus

Program Contact

Lisa Kraemer

Program Coordinator

Domestic Tuition

$2280.86 per semester*

International Tuition

$8708.02 per semester*

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Canadian Students

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Upon successful completion of this two-semester certificate program, you will receive credit for all Common First Semester courses and entrance directly into semester 2* of one of the following programs in the School of Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences:

Program Code: CNB

Ontario College Diploma

Frost Campus

August 2024

Program Code: EMT

Ontario College Diploma

Frost Campus

September 2024, January 2025

Program Code: ETN

Ontario College Diploma

Frost Campus

September 2024, January 2025

Program Code: BO

Ontario College Diploma

Frost Campus

September 2024, January 2025

Program Code: RDB

Ontario College Diploma

Frost Campus

September 2024, January 2025

You will also be eligible for entry to semester 1 of the Urban Forestry Technician Co-op program.

Discover your options while you discover nature. Explore the campus. Learn hands-on ecosystem skills and the wider world of ecology and the environment to prepare you for your environmental or natural resources sciences diploma program. Belong to a field crew in a camp setting while you learn outdoor skills. Prepare yourself with courses in math or chemistry. Study computing and communications, to build skills set for a successful future. The program will enable you to:

  • discover and explore the programs and related career fields within the School of Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences
  • get to know yourself better and make an informed choice about your career path
  • learn more about the natural world we live in
  • develop field skills and improve your academic and vocational skills
  • gain confidence and a head start on your college diploma program

The Field Camp course is a chance for students to apply the environmental field skills they have acquired in their courses as well as get to know one another by working in teams in natural spaces. Students must complete the Field Camp to earn the required credit.

During Semester 2 of the General Arts and Science - Environmental and Natural Resource Studies Option, you will be asked to identify your 1st, 2nd and 3rd diploma program choices. These are due by internal transfer in the Frost Campus Admissions office by February 1. This will assist in the College's planning and scheduling.

Up to 5 spaces are reserved in oversubscribed diploma programs for graduates of General Arts and Science - Environmental and Natural Resource Studies who have completed all their credits. Priority will be give to students who have attained their General Arts and Science - Environmental and Natural Resource Studies certificate and candidates will be ranked based on overall marks at the time of the selection process.

If you complete the General Arts and Science - Environmental and Natural Resource Studies Option and choose to continue on to a diploma program, you will be attending college for a total of 5 consecutive semesters. For example:

General Arts and Science - Environmental and Natural Resource Studies Option

  • Semester 1: September - December
  • Semester 2: January - April

Then, if you successfully complete the program, you could be eligible for entry into semester 2 of your diploma program in May.

Diploma Program(excluding Urban Forestry Technician Co-op)

  • Semester 2: May - August
  • Semester 3: September - December
  • Semester 4: January - April (Graduate with Technician Diploma)

You would have the option to apply to a Technology diploma program if offered, or to take a dual diploma, with 2 additional semesters of study.

You should plan to spend approximately $700 per year for books and supplies, plus camp fees.

  • Apply the principles of mathematics and chemistry to analyze and solve problems in preparation for further studies in environmental and natural resource sciences.
  • Communicate effectively at a level required by a range of college programs in environmental and natural resource sciences.
  • Use critical thinking processes and creative problem solving techniques to find effective and efficient solutions to simulated scenarios in preparation for further studies in environmental and natural resource sciences.
  • Use team collaboration skills and personal accountability and responsibility skills, in preparation for further studies and careers in environmental and natural resource sciences.
  • Develop spatial awareness and to create cartographically correct maps using specific software at an introductory level.
  • Recognize the organizational context and business perspective of the Canadian work place.
  • Identify and apply a personal understanding of leadership, sustainability and community in the context of natural resource sciences.
  • Use the computer and Intranet structure as a tool in both the college and workplace environments.
  • Explore vocational skills in the fields of environmental and natural resource sciences.
  • Identify and classify biotic and abiotic components of ecosystems in natural and altered landscapes.
  • Work effectively with a variety of sampling tools, and field and lab techniques, to examine ecosystems and the natural environment.

Students applying to General Arts and Science - Environmental and Natural Resource Studies must meet the following requirements:

  • OSSD including Gr 12 C English

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 Arts
Requirement
  • Minimum 75% cumulative program average.
Transfer Credit
  • 3.5 out of a 20-credit degree (Cohort: Fall 2023 - Present).
  • 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.

See the official articulation agreement.

Bachelor of Science
Requirement
  • Minimum 75% cumulative program average.
Transfer Credit
  • 3.5 out of a 20-credit degree (Cohort: Fall 2023 - Present).
  • 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.

See the official articulation agreement.

Program Code: CNB

Ontario College Diploma

Frost Campus

August 2024

Program Code: EMT

Ontario College Diploma

Frost Campus

September 2024, January 2025

Program Code: ETN

Ontario College Diploma

Frost Campus

September 2024, January 2025

Program Code: BO

Ontario College Diploma

Frost Campus

September 2024, January 2025

Program Code: RDB

Ontario College Diploma

Frost Campus

September 2024, January 2025

Program Code: UFT

Ontario College Diploma

Frost Campus

September 2024

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