New students are accepted into the Natural Resource Compliance program for the Fall term only.
Applicants to this program are required to have an Alberta High School Diploma or equivalent with a minimum of 60 percent in each of: English Language Arts (ELA) 30-1 or 30-2, Chemistry 20, Biology 20, Math 30P (Pure) or Math 30A (Applied).
Applicants completing the new Alberta high school math curriculum will require a minimum grade of 60 percent in Math 30-2 or a higher level math.
Basic computer literacy in the use of the Internet, e-mail, word processing and fundamental processes of spreadsheets is required for the student to be successful in this program. Students lacking these skills are strongly urged to complete a basic computer literacy course prior to entering this program.
Applicants who do not have at least 60 percent In ELA 30-1 or ELA 30-2 and Math 30P or Math 30A or equivalents will be required to complete placement testing in Reading Comprehension, Sentence Skills and basic Math. Results of the placement tests will be used for further consideration of the application.
Students are responsible for the cost of the field trips relating to this program.
Field Studies Supplies
Students on field studies are expected to provide their own equipment and supplies. This includes: warm sleeping bag, ground sheet and pad, tent may be required (notification will be given at orientation), back pack for gear, adequate clothing for
cold/wet weather, hiking boots, work gloves, cooking and eating gear (may be shared), food, binoculars, digital camera (standard feature), orienteering compass, chest waders, field equipment vest (recommended), “write-in-the-rain” treated field notebook/surveyors book, water bottle, sunscreen, safety glasses (3rd year), 30 cm metric steel ruler. Field studies schedules are dependent on many variables and may require students to participate on weekends. All program field studies require mandatory attendance.
Other Required Supplies
Available from Lethbridge College Bookstore: Lab coat, safety glasses, Douglas protractor, “write-in-the-rain” field notebook/surveyors book, 16X hand lens, dissection kit, metric triangular scale with 1:20, 1:25, 1:50, 1:75, 1:100 and 1:125 graduations.
Available from Sporting, Hardware and Office Supply Stores: Nexus Type 115 or Silva Ranger compass (with declination adjustment screw), clipboard, 4 GB or higher USB memory stick, chest waders, scientific calculator ($15-$30 range), 12 or more coloured pencils (pencil crayons), binoculars (8X40 or 10X50 magnification), 30 cm metric steel ruler.
For additional information concerning lab or field equipment, contact the lab coordinator at 403.320.3202, Extension 5594.
Applicants who lack the required academic admission requirements can apply to the College and University Preparatory Program to upgrade for your program.
Prior Learning Assessment (PLA)
If you have experience working in this field of study, you may be eligible for Prior Learning Assessment.