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
|D - Environmental Protection
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.