The Applied Ecology and Conservation (AEC) program provides students with the employment skills needed for work as conservation field technicians The program is based on a core of university studies courses that allow students the option of exiting with a Certificate after completion of one year, continuing to the two-year Diploma or transferring into a Bachelor of Technology or Bachelor degree program in Biology, Environmental Science, and Geography at other post-secondary institutions in British Columbia and elsewhere.
The Applied Ecology and Conservation program is unique in providing students with an understanding of both western science and First Nation ecological knowledge systems. Both knowledge systems are integral components of conservation research and regulation. Instruction is provided by both Okanagan College and the Okanagan Nation Indigenous educational institution, the En’owkin Centre. The En’owkin Centre provides expertise for the Traditional and Aboriginal Ecological Knowledge (TEK and ATK) components of the program. Skills are applicable to a variety of ecosystems. Field experiences are taught within the context of one of the most threatened ecosystems in Canada, the south Okanagan, an area with the highest biodiversity and the most species at risk in Canada.
Duration:- 2 Years
Deadline:-February 1, 2018
Commencing:- Year, 2018
- BC secondary graduation, or equivalent.
- English Entrance Requirement:
- English 12 with minimum 60% or alternatives.
- Students who do not satisfy the English entrance requirement will be admissible to the Applied Ecology and Conservation program, subject to the following condition:
- Registration is restricted to courses for which the student satisfies the prerequisites. Registration in first-year English courses is, therefore, prohibited.
- Mathematics Entrance Requirement:
- A minimum of 50% in any of:
- Pre-Calculus Grade 11
- Foundations of Mathematics Grade 11
- Principles of Mathematics 11
- Applications of Mathematics 11
- Adult Basic Education MATH 011
- Adult Basic Education MATH O84 and MATH 085
- Adult Basic Education IALG 011
- Note that students wishing to proceed beyond the diploma to a degree may need additional mathematics to transfer to the degree program. Students must check with the institution where they plan to continue their study for complete details.
- Students who do not satisfy the Mathematics entrance requirement will be admissible to the Applied Ecology and Conservation program, subject to the following condition:
- Students must satisfy the Mathematics entrance requirement within one year of starting the program.
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- A minimum of 50% in any of:
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