Objectifs du programme

The aim of the Natural Environment Technology program is to prepare students to practise the occupation of natural environment technician mainly in the fields of land use planning; rational natural resource use and development; and interpretation, information, education, protection, monitoring, restoration and conservation of the natural environment. In this program of study, the term “natural environment” includes terrestrial, aquatic and wetland ecosystems and the resources derived from water, air, soil, vegetation and wildlife.

The work of a natural environment technician is performed with a view to sustainable development. This is best achieved through the integrated management of an area’s diverse natural components. Such an approach takes into account the many different functions, resources and users of the area concerned, along with the criteria for sustainable development, when selecting scenarios for its development. To do this, natural environment technicians must broaden their field of investigation, work in partnership, gather a variety of data and master the techniques required to manage the area’s resources and habitats.

Specialization A: Forest Resource Management

Forest resource management technicians collaborate in forest resource development and perform various tasks relating to the management, planning, conservation, research and sustainable use of forest resources. They are called on to participate in preparing management plans and reports, coordinating and controlling silvicultural work, planning timber harvesting and transportation, planning infrastructure construction and maintenance work, carrying out forest and environmental inventories, supervising the production of plans for forest resource use, participating in forestry research, mapping forests and helping to protect forests.

Durée de la formation

Option Spécifique (heures) Totale (heures)
A - Forest Resource Management 2040 2700

Total length of training includes general training that is common to all programs for 420 hours, general training for this program for 150 hours as well as complementary general training courses for 90 hours.

Duration of training consists of theory and lab work for courses; personal time that the student invests is excluded.

Contenu du programme

Numéro ou code Énoncé de la compétence
0200 Analyze the occupation
0201 Manage an intervention project in the natural environment
0202 Inventory the abiotic components of a natural environment
0203 Inventory the vegetation component of a natural environment
0204 Inventory the terrestrial and avian wildlife component of a natural environment
0205 Make connections between the biotic and abiotic components of a natural environment using an ecosystem-based approach
0206 Address a land-use planning problem from a sustainable development perspective
043M Process mapping information
043S Work in isolated, rustic conditions in the natural environment
044E Convey scientific information
044N Apply health and safety measures
044S Act within the legal and ethical parameters of the field

Specialization A - Forest Resource Management

Numéro ou code Énoncé de la compétence
00KR Manage stocks of felled wood
00KT Classify a forest site
00KU Map a forest area
00KW Inventory a forest area
00KY Carry out silvicultural work prior to harvesting
00L0 Supervise pre-commercial and rehabilitation work in an area
00L3 Coordinate infrastructure-related work
00L4 Coordinate timber harvesting work
0207 Carry out forest protection activities
0208 Participate in developing and monitoring management plans
Number of hours alloted to specific training: 2040

Conditions d'admission et préalables

To be admitted to the program, a person must meet the general requirements for admission set out in the College Education Regulations, as well as the following special conditions, where applicable:

Must have passed the following secondary-level course(s):

• Sec. IV EST or SE – Secondary IV Environmental Science and Technology (558404) or Science and the Environment (558402)

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Natural Environment Technology (Forest Resource Management)

Les techniciennes et les techniciens en aménagement de la ressource forestière réalisent divers travaux ayant trait à la gestion, à la planification, à la conservation, à la recherche ou à l’utilisation rationnelle des forêts. Ils collaborent à l’élaboration des plans et des rapports d’aménagement ainsi qu’à des inventaires de ressources. Ils coordonnent et contrôlent des travaux sylvicoles, et planifient la construction et l’entretien d’infrastructures. Ils effectuent des travaux de recherche et de cartographie. C’est un métier exigeant, mais gratifiant pour qui aime travailler en plein air et en milieu forestier. Un emploi comme technicien en aménagement de la ressource forestière exige un intérêt pour les questions environnementales, une excellente condition physique, un bon sens de l’observation et des aptitudes en science, en calcul et en leadership.