The first year of Recreation, Fish and Wildlife Technology (RFW), Forest Technology (Forestry) and Integrated Environmental Planning Technology (IEP) programs consist of a core of common courses emphasizing resource skills, knowledge and professionalism in: fish and wildlife ecology, botany and terrestrial ecology, inventory, measurement, mapping, communications and math.
The second year of each program synthesizes the skills, knowledge, and professionalism of first year with applied management, planning, and advanced techniques and principles. Integration of learning in each program is required.
The common core allows students to obtain an additional diploma in Forestry or IEP by completing the relevant third year.
The Recreation, Fish and Wildlife Technology program is nationally accredited with the Canadian Technologists Accreditation Board. http://www.cctt.ca/template.asp?id=7F3AAE29637B468191E7FE12622F68FB
This helps to ensure the program is relevant, and the quality of the program has been assessed against industry outcomes. In addition, we meet regularly with a Program Advisory Committee consisting of industry and government representatives. Many of these representatives are past graduates. Advisory committee feedback can result in updates to our curriculum.