There is an ever growing need for skilled RFW technologists to play a critical role in understanding, managing, and protecting our vital natural resources. Whether your interests lie in the importance of ensuring the integrity of fish and wildlife habitats, or creating usable outdoor recreation spaces, this program is for you.
Gain experience in cutting-edge technology with field-based learning giving you the hands-on skills and knowledge necessary to successfully compete for jobs like Park Rangers, Fisheries and Wildlife technologists, and Recreation technologists. Our small class sizes and experienced instructors provide a rich learning environment complemented by the spectacular West Kootenay.
Our outdoor classroom provides relevant learning experiences for you to gain valuable skills in backcountry recreation, fish and wildlife management, and get practical training in:
Computer systems for environmental technologies
Ecosystem health and management
Fish and wildlife identification and management
Parks and recreation management
Backcountry navigation and travel
Students enrolling in the Recreation, Fish & Wildlife will spend their first year studying alongside students in Integrated Environmental Planning and Forest Technology programs.
This program can provide you with a 4-month Co-Op Education experience and transfers to several Canadian universities offering transfer into a variety of degree programs.
We offer math refresher classes the week before classes start each fall semester. We also offer College Success, a one-week overview of learning and study skills, during the same week.
Selkirk College’s Recreation, Fish and Wildlife program also provides excellent credit transfer opportunities for students interested in continuing their studies in Selkirk’s degree or advanced diploma in Geographic Information Systems, or in pursuit of a related degree at various other institutions. Students who continue their academic studies after graduation from our program consistently discover that the solid technical and academic foundation obtained during their Selkirk studies provides them with a distinct competitive advantage.