Nicola Valley Institute of Technology (Merritt Campus)

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Environmental Resources Technology

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Program Information

School:Nicola Valley Institute of Technology (Merritt Campus)
Faculty:Community Education
Field of Study:Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians, Other
Description:The ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCE TECHNOLOGY diploma is earned with the completion of all courses listed under the Environmental Resources Technician Completion plan and the Environmental Resources Diploma Completion Plan. The Environmental Resource Technology diploma is awarded to recognize the successful completion of the equivalent of two years of full-time study. An overall GPA of 2.0 is required.

Year two of the program focuses on the various environmental disciplines. Students will take what they learned from first year and apply that knowledge to solve environmental problems. Forest Surveys and Environmental Assessment Surveys integrate year one measurement skills into applications that are important for assessing the land base. Courses in Wildlife, Fisheries, Grasslands, Environmental Planning, Watershed Hydrology, and Timber Development give students the theoretical knowledge needed to design and carry out field studies. Upon completion of year two of the program, students are granted an Environmental Resources Technologist Diploma . This diploma qualifies students to work within a variety of disciplines including forestry, fisheries, wildlife, environmental monitoring, environmental assessment, and working with communities on helping with environmental projects.

URL:Environmental Resources Technology at Nicola Valley Institute of Technology (Merritt Campus)
Length:2 Year(s)

Admission Requirements


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 Foundations for College Mathematics (MAP4C)  or  Grade12 Mathematics 
  •  Grade12 Communications  or  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Biology 

Applicants are required to have: Grade 12 graduation or equivalent including a C grade minimum in: Foundations of Math 11 or MATH 057; Technical and Professional Communications 12, or English 12 or English 12 First Peoples, or English 060; and Biology 11 or Biology 050. The Department Head may, in exceptional circumstances, admit applicants who are lacking certain program admission requirements, provided that the applicant can demonstrate s/he has a good chance of succeeding in the program. NVIT is committed to ensuring education is accessible to all people. Students who do not meet program requirements should contact the Department Head or an NVIT Academic Planner regarding upgrading opportunities.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on July 28, 2019