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
Length of training
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.
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)
Targeted professions (Link to Emploi Québec's IMT En ligne)
Biological technologists and technicians (2221)
Conservation and fishery officers (2224)
fish and wildlife officer
fish and game warden
biological laboratory technologist
Labour market relation
In the work force (Information from the MEES)
|Number or code
||Statement of the competency
||To establish the profile of a situation using statistics.
||To analyze the occupation.
||To analyze the dynamics of the physical components of a natural environment and the organisms that inhabit it.
||To use digital and computer technologies on the job.
||To describe the abiotic components of a natural environment.
||To carry out laboratory analyses.
||To convey scientific information.
||To analyze how microorganisms live in and adapt to their environment.
||To analyze how fungi and plants live in and adapt to their environment.
||To analyze how animals live in and adapt to their environment.
||To culture and maintain organisms.
||To plan the technical and logistical aspects of an applied research project.
||To work in a team.
||To use a variety of field equipment.
||To apply health and safety measures.
||To apply wilderness survival techniques.
||To describe the biotic components of a freshwater and saltwater environment.
||To describe the biotic components of a terrestrial environment.
||To act within the legal and ethical parameters of the field.
||To conduct an ecosystemic analysis of a territory.
||To apply the scientific approach to problem-solving in a natural environment.
||To conduct experiments related to a natural environment.
||To apply intervention measures in a natural environment.
Number of contact hours allotted to specific training: 2 040