The Environmental Resources Technology Certificate focuses on the natural resource sectors including forestry, fishery enhancement, environmental assessment, mining and grassland ecology. The first year of the program provides you with the skill set necessary for data collection work in the field. You will learn field skills such as tree and plant identification, navigation skills, mapping skills for use in the field and with geographic information systems, soils identification, resource measurements (distance, heights, slope, diameters, and elevation) and fire ecology. Since many students will work within BC First Nations traditional territories, courses in Ethnoscience and Aboriginal case law are key to provide an understanding of the uniqueness and impact that First Nation people have on the land base. Upon completion of the first year of the program, students are granted an Environmental Resources Technician Certificate.