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 C: Natural Heritage Management and Interpretation

Natural heritage management and interpretation technicians work in the field of ecotourism, and perform activities involving natural and cultural heritage management and the development and presentation of heritage activities. They may also be involved in natural environmental research, management, planning and conservation work. In addition, they may carry out inventories of biological, physical and socio-cultural resources, conduct site characterizations for heritage development through management and interpretation activities, produce interpretation materials and equipment, promote and present interpretation activities, ensure that materials and equipment are functional, manage projects involving the development of a natural and cultural heritage site, develop ecotourism infrastructures and enforce current regulations at heritage sites.

Durée de la formation

Option Spécifique (heures) Totale (heures)
Specialization C - Natural Heritage Management and Interpretation 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 C - Natural Heritage Management and Interpretation

Numéro ou code Énoncé de la compétence
0209 Inventory the aquatic wildlife component of a natural environment
020G Inventory the cultural heritage of a given site
020H Draw up a profile of potential users
020J Design and structure an interpretation activity
020K Produce interpretative materials
020L Manage and maintain ecotourism infrastructures
020M Promote activities relating to heritage facilities
020N Present an interpretation activity
020P Conduct a site characterization for the purpose of heritage development
020Q Plan heritage management and interpretation activities for a particular site
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 (Natural Heritage Management and Interpretation)

Les techniciennes et les techniciens en aménagement et en interprétation du patrimoine naturel caractérisent des sites à des fins de mise en valeur du patrimoine (activités d’aménagement et d’interprétation) et produisent du matériel d’interprétation. Ils collaborent à des travaux de recherche et de conservation et effectuent des inventaires de ressources socioculturelles, biologiques et physiques. Ils gèrent des projets d’infrastructures et de mise en valeur du patrimoine naturel et culturel. C’est un métier passionnant pour qui a de l’intérêt pour le patrimoine et la gestion. Un emploi comme technicien en aménagement et en interprétation du patrimoine naturel exige de la créativité, de bonnes capacités d’analyse et de synthèse, de la curiosité et des aptitudes pour le travail d’équipe.