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 D: Environmental Protection

The work of environmental protection technicians is associated with impact assessment studies, site characterization, waste management, decontamination and the implementation of measures to restore, mitigate and protect the environment. They must demonstrate a constant concern for environmental laws and regulations. Among other things, they may be asked to carry out natural or disturbed environment characterizations for diagnostic purposes, propose interventions, apply monitoring programs, provide technical support for environmental protection initiatives, communicate with various stakeholders, ensure that technical gear is available and in working order, manage inventory projects and environmental interventions, respond to complaints and write reports.

Durée de la formation

Option Spécifique (heures) Totale (heures)
D - Environmental Protection 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 D - Environmental Protection

Numéro ou code Énoncé de la compétence
01TN Implement means of control and treatment processes
0209 Inventory the aquatic wildlife component of a natural environment
020R Carry out a natural or disturbed environment characterization
020S Propose intervention and monitoring measures for environmental protection
020T Provide technical support for environmental protection
020U Apply waste treatment measures
044C Carry out laboratory analyses
044F Analyze how micro-organisms live in and adapt to their environment
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 (Environmental Protection)

Les techniciennes et les techniciens en protection de l’environnement mettent en œuvre des mesures de restauration et de protection du milieu. Ils font des recherches sur des milieux naturels perturbés, proposent des mesures d’intervention et assurent le suivi. Ils offrent du soutien technique et logistique et gèrent des projets d’intervention. Ils répondent à des plaintes et rédigent des rapports. C’est un métier essentiel qui convient aux personnes soucieuses de l’environnement. Il demande de l’intérêt pour la gestion et la résolution de problèmes ainsi que des qualités d’autonomie et de responsabilité. Une carrière comme technicien en protection de l’environnement exige un bon sens de l’observation et de la minutie.