Get the training you need to address contemporary issues in coastal environmental management and gain technical skills to use in the field.
Unique in Atlantic Canada, this program focuses on contemporary issues in coastal environmental management and the technical skills used in the field.
You learn how to:
The program includes an online preparatory phase in advance of the 6-week in-person training. The course culminates in a week-long field camp and technical project.
Campus-based Indigenous elders and knowledge-holders will provide mentorship and guidance related to Indigenous perspectives for coastal observation and stewardship.
Program delivery may be subject to change based on Public Health guidelines.
2022-23 tuition will be announced in the late Spring once approved by the government of Nova Scotia. Program costs and fees (textbooks, supplies, etc.) are additional. Amounts below were for the 2021-22 academic year.
In addition to tuition, there are program costs (books, tools, etc.) and student fees for college services, your student association and parking.
View detailed program fees page(s). Please note that amounts on these pages are meant for planning purposes only. They don't represent final amounts owing.
Funding available for women and Indigenous peoplesTo help meet the marine industry demand and diversify the workforce, the federal government is providing $2.5 million in bursaries for women and Indigenous peoples.
The program prepares students to work as field technicians, consultants, advisors or project leads in many coastal environment management settings. Upon successful completion, you can be involved in research projects, coastal development and protection activities, remediation and recovery events and construction. Employers include municipal, provincial, federal and First Nations governments, Indigenous organizations, universities and private environmental groups.
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