Part-time Ecosystem Management Technology (EPX)

School of Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences

September 2021

Availability: Accepting Applications
Credential: Ontario College Advanced Diploma ( 6 semesters )
Classes begin:
September 07, 2021
Offered at:
Frost Campus
Program code:
EPX
Sem 1 Delivery:
Hybrid
Tuition & Ancillary Fees:
Tuition is unavailable at this time

September 2022

Availability: Apply in early October 2021
Credential: Ontario College Advanced Diploma ( 6 semesters )
Classes begin:
September 06, 2022
Offered at:
Frost Campus
Program code:
EPX
Sem 1 Delivery:
Hybrid
Tuition & Ancillary Fees:
Tuition is unavailable at this time

A NEW part-time study option. Build on the expertise developed from the two-year Technician program and gain applied experience while working with community and resource agencies that are dedicated to long term ecosystem health.

Application Process

Students interested in the Ecosystem Management Technology program are required to enter via the Ecosystem Management Technician or Part-time Ecosystem Management Technicianprograms. 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.

Program Highlights

Fleming's Part-time Ecosystem Management Technology program is unique in Ontario. It builds on the skills and knowledge you have learned in the Ecosystem Management Technician program and provides greater flexibility, allowing you to study on a part-time basis.

Your experience will begin with a mandatory, four-day field camp in a remote wilderness setting, doing field research, as well as team-building exercises.

Throughout this program, your technical skills will grow, along with your project management and leadership skills. You will obtain valuable work experience through the Credit for Product student placement program, and you will also have the option to obtain certifications recognized and valued by employers.


Students in the Ecosystem Management Technology program also host an annual EcoHealth conference. The class invites 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 Ecosystem Management Technology program, there are a number of university transfer agreements in place with top-rated 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 the Ecosystem Management Technology – Advanced Standing program or the Part-time Ecosystem Management Technology - Advanced Standing program will meet your needs.

Why Choose Fleming

  • A part-time option for this program is unique in Ontario.
  • We offer small class sizes and provide state-of-the-art technology.
  • Dedicated, award-winning faculty provide a challenging and dynamic learning environment.

Work Experience

As part of an applied learning experience, you will work in a small team for an external agency 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.

You’ll work with community and resource agencies that are dedicated to long term ecosystem health and sustainability. 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.

Indigenous Perspectives Designation

The Indigenous Perspectives Designation (IPD) is available to full- and part-time students in the Ecosystem Management Technician program. To qualify for the IPD, students must take and successfully complete GNED49 - Introduction to Indigenous Studies and GNED128 - Indigenous Knowledges, along with a minimum of four approved co-curricular Indigenous events or experiences. The student’s transcript will indicate the IPD, a marketable designation in the employment sector.

Career Opportunities

As a Technologist, you'll find work in careers such as:

  • restoration/conservation of ecosystems
  • habitat assessment
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • ecological research
  • rural and urban planning
  • environmental protection

Admission Process for Entry

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.

Advanced Standing

College or university graduates may be eligible for advanced standing entry to this program. See the Ecosystem Management Technology - Advanced Standing program for details.

Additional Costs

In addition, plan to spend about $475 for books, supplies and field camps.

Physical Requirements

As an Ecosystem Management student you will be required to:

  • Participate in field activities, sometimes in remote areas, including walking up several kilometres over rough terrain, carrying heavy gear, and working in all weather conditions such as rain, deep snow and extreme temperatures.
  • Participate in activities that require reading, interpreting and creating maps using Geographic Positioning Systems and Geographic Information System software, topographic paper maps and aerial photographs.
  • Identify landscape features, rocks, minerals, soil layers, flora and fauna, including microscopic plankton and invertebrates for the purposes of habitat assessment. Identification of these elements of the ecosystem will be based almost exclusively on live and/or preserved specimens, objects or samples, maps and photographs etc.

MINIMUM ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Students applying to Ecosystem Management 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.

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.

TECHNOLOGY REQUIREMENTS

Windows (ideal) or Mac computer. Information about hardware requirements can be found on the ArcGIS Desktop system requirements page.

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 Tuition Details chart below.

View complete tuition details

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.

Ontario Tech University

Requirement
  • Minimum mid-70% cumulative program average.
  • Completion of the Ontario Tech Commerce Bridge.
Transfer Credit
  • 45 out of a 120 credit degree.

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.
Requirement
  • Minimum mid-70% cumulative program average.
Transfer Credit
  • 18 credit diploma.
  • Note: No transfer credits awarded.

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.

Seneca College

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.

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