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Program Description

The Land and Water Resources (LWR) Diploma program prepares students to effectively conserve and repair disturbed land and riparian zones, as well as monitor water quality and quantity. The main focus of the program is reclamation of sites disturbed by industrial development and activity, and the regulations of reclaiming such sites as per the BC Oil and Gas Commission and relevant government bodies.

Employment opportunities are primarily concentrated in the oil and gas sector with some opportunities in mining, forestry, independent environmental consulting firms, First Nation band offices, and municipalities. As resource companies strive to meet government guidelines and industry best practices, this field of work will continue to grow across western Canada. Travel and field work are regular features of careers within this industry.

Career Prospects

Employment opportunities include the following positions in government, industry, First Nation band offices, and consulting companies:

- Land Reclamation Technician

- Water Resource Technician

- Remediation Technician

- Drilling Waste Technician


Semester 1:

CPSC 101: Introduction to Computing

BIOL 125: Basic Ecology

BIOL 127: Botany Basics

ENGL 110: Introduction to Workplace Communications

SOIL 117: Introduction to Soil Science

Semester 2:

ENGL 210: Technical Writing

GEOG 112: Physical Geography: Surface of the Earth

LAND 241: Petroleum Fundamentals

LAND 245: Inventory and Assessment Techniques

WATR 250: Introduction to Freshwater Resources

*Prior to the third semester, students are required to attend a Culture Camp through the Treaty 8 Tribal Association or other approved organization and submit a Certificate of Completion to the Registrar's Office.

Semester 3

AGRI 223: Introduction to Agriculture

GEOG 250: Cartography: Map and Air Photo Interpretation

LAND 227: Wildlife Habitat Conservation

SOIL 230: Soil Classification

WATR 260: Water Mensuration

**Prior to the fourth semester, students are required to submit a certificate or evidence of completion of required safety tickets to the Registrar's Office.

Semester 4:

FNST 102: Treaties and Aboriginal Rights

FRST 225: Forest Ecology

GEOG 260: Introduction to GIS

LAND 255: Land Reclamation

LAND 280: Introduction to Contaminated Sites

LAND 290: Work Practicum

Location: Fort St. John, with some courses available through distance delivery and face to face on other NLC campuses.

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Northern Lights College

Pilihan kuliah

Purna Waktu (64 minggu)

Biaya kuliah
CAN $332 per credit
Tanggal mulai

3 Mei 2021, 7 September 2021


Fort St. John Campus

9820-120 Avenue,


British Columbia (BC),

V1J 6K1, Canada

Persyaratan masuk

Untuk mahasiswa internasional

Graduation from a B.C. secondary school, or

Completion of standing equivalent to graduation from a B.C. secondary school, or

Deficient in no more than two courses from a B.C. secondary school graduation, which, if available, must be completed while attending College, or

For certain programs, acceptable by special arrangement in view of the applicant’s experience, maturity, or ability.

International students must have documentation demonstrating the following:

Showing documentation of an IELTS result with an overall score of 6.0 or higher with no band less than 5.5. (Students with a writing band of 6.0 or less are required to complete English 099 with a "B" grade or higher before enrolling in any English courses required for program completion; the necessity for completing this upgrade can extend the length of the program.) NLC may accept as equivalent a TOEFL iBT of 78, Canadian Academic English Assessment (CAEL) 60 overall band, Canadian Language Benchmark Assessment (CLBA) 8 in each section, Pearson Test of English (PTE) 57, Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) 76, Cambridge Michigan Language Assessment (CaMLA) 68.

Math Requirement: One of the following with a 'C' grade or higher: Pre-calculus 11, Foundations of Mathematics 11, Principles of Mathematics 11, Math 040, or equivalent.

Alternatively, readiness for MATH 050 as determined by the CCP Math appraisal.

Science Requirement: One of the following with a 'C' grade or higher: Biology 11 or Biology 040; or Chemistry 11 or Chemistry 040; or Physics 11 or Physics 040; or successful completion of the BEAHR program or equivalency.