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Resource Management Officer Technology

VIU International, Canada

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Next enrollment cycle

September 2023

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First Year Course Fee

USD 6,873

Course Accredited By

NA

  • 2 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Diploma

This program is designed to prepare students for careers related to the protection and management of Canada’s fisheries, wildlife, and parks resources. The program is supported by an Advisory Committee made up of management and enforcement representatives from the Federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Provincial Ministry of Environment, BC Parks, Parks Canada, Environment Canada, and from resource user groups. 

Students are required to participate in a 2-week practicum at an off-campus location in the Fall semester of the second year. Students are also encouraged to seek employment with a resource management and protection agency, or in work related to natural resource enhancement or monitoring, in the summer between first and second year.

RMOT students are assisting various natural resource law enforcement agencies in monitoring illegal activities within the central Vancouver Island area. These patrols allow students first-hand experience in actual field and communication skills required to monitor and report illegal activities. All these activities are closely monitored with appropriate levels of training and coaching from both RMOT instructors and resource officers.

Enrollment Cycles

  • September 2023

General admission requirements apply.

  • English 12 with minimum “C” grade, or equivalent.
  • A minimum “C” grade in either Principles of Mathematics 11 or Foundations of Mathematics 11, or a minimum “C ” grade in Applications of Mathematics 11, or equivalent.
  • Biology 11 with minimum “C” grade, or equivalent.
  • Personal Profile.
  • 2 completed Referee forms.
  • Interview may be required

Year 1

  • Small Motors
  • Fisheries Technical Report
  • Wildlife Technical Report
  • Resource Acts & Regulations I
  • B.C. Fisheries
  • B.C. Wildlife- Introduction to Parks and Protected Areas
  • Field Skills
  • Introductory Zoology
  • University Writing and Research
  • Life History and Management of Salmonids
  • Intro to Statistics I)

Year 2

  • Habitat Management
  • Resource Management Seminars
  • Field Practicum
  • Fitness, Self Defense, Small Firearms Safety and Practice
  • Enforcement Project Report I
  • Enforcement Project Report II - Legal and Investigative Procedures I
  • Legal and Investigative Procedzures II
  • Court and Administrative Procedures
  • Wildlife - Human Conflicts
  • Wildlife Techniques
  • Forest Ecosystems and Hydrology
  • Maps and Mapping
     
  • Fees - 36 credits Amount Tuition (36 credits x $156.80 per credit) 5,644.80 
  • Student Activity fee (4% of tuition) 225.79 
  • Student Services fee (36 credits x $6.93 per credit) 249.48 
  • VIU Students' Union fee (8 months x $20.90 per month) 167.20
  • Health and Dental Plan fee ($275.00 per year) 275.00
  •  Books and supplies per year (approximate costs) 2,300.00 
  • Rain gear, boots and waders (approximate costs) 600.00 
  • Field trips (approximate costs) 500.00 
  • Occupational Level I First Aid and Transportation Endorsement (approximate costs) 170.00 
  • Electrofishing course (approximate costs) 125.00 Total 10,257.27

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