Environmental and Wildlife Management

Code 145.C0
SanctionDEC
SecteurEnvironnement et aménagement du territoire (08)
Code CUISEP313-111.CP
Nombre d'unités91 2/3
StatutProgram approved in 2006.
Organismes scolaires offrant le programme
Note(s)
Ce programme est offert en langue française : 
Techniques de bioécologie

Objectifs du programme

The aim of the Environmental and Wildlife Management program is to prepare students to practise the occupation of environmental and wildlife technician mainly in the fields of applied research, planning and education in the natural environment with a view to promoting conservation, the sustainable and rational use of natural resources as well as the sound and integrated management of natural environments and their biodiversity. The concept of natural environment, which forms one of the cornerstones of this program, is defined as the terrestrial, freshwater and saltwater ecosystems in a territory, as well as water, air, soil, plant and wildlife resources.

Environmental and wildlife technicians are employed in a variety of fields, the primary one being applied research. As part of a multidisciplinary team and under the supervision of a researcher, technicians work as assistants responsible for a variety of tasks, including taking censuses in the natural environment, organizing and managing the logistical aspects of the research, both in the field and in a lab, performing certain lab analyses as well as conducting experiments.

Research activities are aimed at the rational use of natural resources in a given territory. Such a territory may include protected areas, as well as recreational, agricultural, forest, urban and periurban areas. Environmental and wildlife technicians may be called upon to perform their duties in any or all of these areas.

Durée de la formation

La durée totale inclut des cours de formation générale commune à tous les programmes pour 420 heures, des cours de formation générale propre à ce programme pour 150 heures ainsi que des cours de formation générale complémentaire pour 90 heures.


Les durées correspondent à la formation théorique et au travail de laboratoire des cours; elles excluent donc les heures de travail personnel de l'étudiante ou de l'étudiant.

Conditions d'admission

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. V TS or S – Secondary V Mathematics: Technical and Scientific (564506) or Science (565506) Options
• Sec. V Chemistry – Secondary V Chemistry (551504)

Professions visées (IMT En ligne d'Emploi Québec)

Biological technologists and technicians (2221)
Conservation and fishery officers (2224)

Appellation(s) d'emploi

agent/agente de la pêche et de la faune
garde-chasse et pêche
technicien/technicienne en biologie
technicien/technicienne en écologie
technologue de laboratoire de biologie

Relation avec le marché du travail

Insertion au marché du travail   (Information provenant du MEES)

Contenu du programme

Numéro ou code Énoncé de la compétence
043W To establish the profile of a situation using statistics.
0448 To analyze the occupation.
0449 To analyze the dynamics of the physical components of a natural environment and the organisms that inhabit it.
044A To use digital and computer technologies on the job.
044B To describe the abiotic components of a natural environment.
044C To carry out laboratory analyses.
044E To convey scientific information.
044F To analyze how microorganisms live in and adapt to their environment.
044G To analyze how fungi and plants live in and adapt to their environment.
044H To analyze how animals live in and adapt to their environment.
044J To culture and maintain organisms.
044K To plan the technical and logistical aspects of an applied research project.
044L To work in a team.
044M To use a variety of field equipment.
044N To apply health and safety measures.
044P To apply wilderness survival techniques.
044Q To describe the biotic components of a freshwater and saltwater environment.
044R To describe the biotic components of a terrestrial environment.
044S To act within the legal and ethical parameters of the field.
044T To conduct an ecosystemic analysis of a territory.
044U To apply the scientific approach to problem-solving in a natural environment.
044V To conduct experiments related to a natural environment.
044W To apply intervention measures in a natural environment.
Number of contact hours allotted to specific training: 2 040