Land a great career in the great outdoors.
Are you interested in the environmental challenges facing society today? Are you worried about the loss of natural habitats? Are you interested in post-secondary education that spends less time in the classroom and more time in the field? If you think the outdoors are truly great and you have an interest in making sure they stay that way, then the Natural Resources Technology program may be the one for you. Check out our Natural Resources Technology Booklet for more information.
Watch a video of our students taken during the 24-hour Winter Survival field training!
Graduates will find employment with governmental agencies and private industries in the oil and gas and forestry sectors. Duties range from pre-site assessments, dealing with environmental issues during disturbance, reclamation activities, vegetation reestablishment and facility monitoring. Job opportunities for graduates can include: Bird and Wildlife Services Technician, Environmental Field Technician, Field Plant Surveyor, Field Technician-Ambient Air Quality, Fisheries Technician, Forester, GIS/GPS Technologist, Intermediate Field Biologist/Technician, Intermediate/Junior Water Resources Engineer, Junior Air Quality Scientist, Junior Aquatics Environmental Technician, Weed Inspector or Invasive Weed Monitoring.
Diploma graduates are eligible to apply for the Agrology Technologist in Training (ATT) designation through the Alberta Institute of Agrologists. This will lead students to a Registered Technologist in Agrology (RTAg) designation which is mandatory in order to work within the agrology profession in Alberta. Also upon graduation, students are automatically certified by the North American Wildlife Technology Association (NAWTA) in wildlife techniques.
Alberta high school diploma with at least one course from each of the following:
- ELA 30-1*, English 30, or 60% in ELA 30-2 or English 33
- Biology 30*(recommended) or 60% in Biology 20, Chemistry 30*(recommended) or 60% in Chemistry 20, or Science 30
- Math 30-1*, Math 30-2, Pure Math 30, Math 30, Applied Math 30 (60%) or Math 33 (60%)
- Diploma students will be accepted into the third year of the Bachelor of Applied Science: Environmental Management degree at Lakeland College. Students must complete Organic and Inorganic Chemistry in addition to the NRT diploma
- Diploma students will be accepted into the third year of the Bachelor of Applied Science: Ecosystem Management and Restoration stream at Lethbridge College. Students must complete an additional 6 credits in Chemistry and 3 credits in Water Resources.
- Diploma students will be accepted into the third year of the Bachelor of Applied Science: Fish and Wildlife Management stream at Lethbridge College. Students must complete 3 credits in Plant Systematics.
- Diploma students will be accepted at the University of Alberta, Augustana Campus into the Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science program on a course by course basis. Only courses with a letter grade greater than D+ will transfer.
- Diploma students with a GPA of 3.2 or higher qualify for acceptance to University of Prince Edward Island Wildlife program
May 4, 2020 - June 26, 2020
- Standard First Aid
- Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG)
- Workplace Hazardous Information System (WHIMS)
- Bear Awareness
- Petroleum Safety Training
- Wilderness Skills
- Pesticide Applicator's License
- All-Terrain Vehicle Operator
- Chainsaw (WTA)
- Ground Disturbance
- Trailering and Load Securement
*These certifications are valued at over $2800