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Natural Resources Programs at Ontario Colleges

What to expect from a career as a Natural Resource or Environmental Technician

With so many environmental issues at the forefront in today’s society, from consumption to pollution and much more, careers in natural resources are booming. Natural resources programs at Ontario colleges give students the knowledge and hands-on training they need for a number of careers across a number of industries.

If you have a passion for outdoor life and protecting the natural environment that you’d like to channel into a career in the natural resources industry, here’s what you need to know. More

Natural Resources Courses

Natural resources courses are a combination of field skills and theoretical knowledge. Areas of study will include wildlife, tree and shrub identification, parks management, resource management, forest planning, measurement and management, environmental assessment and more. Additional courses in natural resources law, communications and other general skills that will help prepare students for their careers.

Work placements and time spent out in the field will also be part of the curriculum in most natural resources programs, giving students a chance to apply the knowledge learned in the classroom.

General Natural Resources Program Requirements

Ontario college natural resources programs typically require an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent. Required credits may include grade 12 English and senior math, chemistry and biology. Non-academic requirements or recommendations may include physical fitness and CPR training, depending on the program.

Note: Some natural resource programs are offered as graduate certificates, which means students must possess a diploma or degree in a related field, such as environmental sciences or biology.

Natural Resources Jobs and Salaries

Graduates of natural resources programs are prepared to work in both the public and private sectors, in a number of different roles, including (but not limited to):

Salaries in the natural resources field depend on the exact role, but the average starting salary for graduates is roughly $35,000 per year and will increase with experience.

Ontario Colleges Offering Natural Resources Programs

Use the left-column navigation to refine your search by College, Program Availability, Program Start Date and more, or see the table below for a complete list of natural resources programs at Ontario colleges. Less

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Program Title College Campus Availability Program Delivery Start Date Website
Show details Advanced Water Systems Operations and Management FLEMING LINDSAY CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Advanced Water Systems Operations and Management


  • Program Length: 3 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: AWS
  • Credential: GRADUATE CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-DIPLOMA
  • Program Type: CO-OP
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Advanced Water Systems Operations and Management FLEMING LINDSAY OPEN Full Time 2017 - Jan Visit

Advanced Water Systems Operations and Management


  • Program Length: 3 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: AWS
  • Credential: GRADUATE CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-DIPLOMA
  • Program Type: CO-OP
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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Show details Adventure Recreation and Parks Technician SAULT MAIN CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Adventure Recreation and Parks Technician


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 5212
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: CO-OP
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Adventure Recreation and Parks Technician SAULT MAIN OPEN Full Time 2017 - Jan Visit

Adventure Recreation and Parks Technician


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 5212
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: CO-OP
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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Show details Conservation & Environmental Law Enforcement FLEMING LINDSAY CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Conservation & Environmental Law Enforcement


  • Program Length: 2 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: NRL
  • Credential: GRADUATE CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-DIPLOMA
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: Yes
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Show details Earth Resources Technician (CO-OP) FLEMING LINDSAY CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Earth Resources Technician (CO-OP)


  • Program Length: 5 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: ERT
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: CO-OP
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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Show details Ecosystem Restoration (GRADUATE CERTIFICATE) NIAGARA NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Ecosystem Restoration (GRADUATE CERTIFICATE)


  • Program Length: 1 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 2000
  • Credential: GRADUATE CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-DIPLOMA
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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Show details Energy Systems Engineering Technology MOHAWK FENNELL (HAMILTON) CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Energy Systems Engineering Technology


  • Program Length: 3 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 360
  • Credential: ADVANCED DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: CO-OP
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Energy Systems Engineering Technology MOHAWK FENNELL (HAMILTON) OPEN Full Time 2017 - Jan Visit

Energy Systems Engineering Technology


  • Program Length: 3 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 360
  • Credential: ADVANCED DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: CO-OP
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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Show details Environmental Management CANADORE COLLEGE DRIVE CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Environmental Management


  • Program Length: 1 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 030115
  • Credential: GRADUATE CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-DIPLOMA
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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Show details Environmental Management and Assessment ALGONQUIN WOODROFFE CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Environmental Management and Assessment


  • Program Length: 1 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 1517X01F
  • Credential: GRADUATE CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-DIPLOMA
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Environmental Management and Assessment ALGONQUIN WOODROFFE OPEN Full Time 2017 - May Visit

Environmental Management and Assessment


  • Program Length: 1 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 1517X01F
  • Credential: GRADUATE CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-DIPLOMA
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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Show details Environmental Technician SENECA NEWNHAM CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Environmental Technician


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: ETM
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: OPTIONAL CO-OP
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Environmental Technician (OPTIONAL CO-OP) FLEMING LINDSAY CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Environmental Technician (OPTIONAL CO-OP)


  • Program Length: 4 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: ETN
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: OPTIONAL CO-OP
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Environmental Technician (OPTIONAL CO-OP) FLEMING LINDSAY OPEN Full Time 2017 - Jan Visit

Environmental Technician (OPTIONAL CO-OP)


  • Program Length: 4 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: ETN
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: OPTIONAL CO-OP
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Environmental Technology FLEMING LINDSAY CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Environmental Technology


  • Program Length: 6 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: ETY
  • Credential: ADVANCED DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Environmental Technology FLEMING LINDSAY OPEN Full Time 2017 - Jan Visit

Environmental Technology


  • Program Length: 6 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: ETY
  • Credential: ADVANCED DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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Show details Fish and Wildlife Conservation Technician SAULT MAIN WAITLISTED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Fish and Wildlife Conservation Technician


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 5214
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: CO-OP
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Fish and Wildlife Conservation Technician SAULT MAIN OPEN Full Time 2017 - Jan Visit

Fish and Wildlife Conservation Technician


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 5214
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: CO-OP
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Fish and Wildlife Technician (OPTIONAL CO-OP) FLEMING LINDSAY CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Fish and Wildlife Technician (OPTIONAL CO-OP)


  • Program Length: 4 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: BO
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: OPTIONAL CO-OP
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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