Wildlife Conservation Technology combines the great outdoors with classroom learning. You will learn about plant and animal ecology, environmental chemistry, map use and analysis, canoe safety, advanced wilderness and remote first aid, and wildlife management.
You will spend many hours in field camps, where you will conduct habitat and night animal surveys, tour parks and wildlife rehabilitation centres, learn about wildlife and human interaction, and much more. You will use your new skills during 160 hours of on-the-job training.
You will take part in songbird banding every year, contributing to the songbird population and migration research on a regional and global scale.
You may also combine this program with the Conservation Enforcement program to become a conservation enforcement officer or use it as a stepping-stone to your Bachelor in Wildlife Conservation degree from UPEI.
Professional Accreditations and Recognition
The Wildlife Conservation Technology program is accredited by the North American Wildlife Technology Association. All students graduating from this program will receive North America-wide recognition as a Wildlife Technician and will receive a certificate from the accrediting body upon graduation.
Study at our Prince of Wales Campus
This program is located in Charlottetown at our Prince of Wales Campus. Take a virtual tour of the buildings where your classrooms and labs are located.
Centre for Applied Science & Technology
This program has degree pathways, giving you the opportunity to receive credit for your Holland College diploma when you continue your education. For a complete list of agreements, visit the Degree Pathways page.
||Details of Agreement
|Lakeland College, Vermilion, Alberta
||Bachelor of Applied Science in Environmental Management
||Graduates will enter Year 3 of a Bachelor of Applied Science in Environmental Management. Students take an online soil chemistry course during or prior to the first semester.
|Royal Roads University, Victoria, B.C.
||Bachelor of Science
||Graduates receive two years of credit toward a Bachelor of Science degree, with three additional university level courses: chemistry, math (linear algebra or calculus), and English.
|University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, P.E.I.
||Bachelor of Wildlife Conservation
||Graduates receive two years of credit toward a Bachelor of Wildlife Conservation degree.
|University of New Brunswick - Fredericton,
||Bachelor of Science in Environmental and Natural Resources
||Graduates receive up to 63 credits toward a Bachelor of Science in Environmental and Natural Resources.
|University of New Brunswick - Saint John,
||Bachelor of Applied Management
||Graduates with a 70% average receive two years of credit toward a Bachelor of Applied Management degree.