School of Sport and Recreation

Ecotourism

1 year Ontario College Certificate

Experience fun and informative field trips to ecology centres and natural attractions

Overview

Learn practical skills in class and in the beautiful Northern Ontario landscape. This program will give you the skills you need to work in the ever-expanding ecotourism industry. You will obtain knowledge and skill-sets required to work in outdoor-based tourism organizations or to operate your own unique business. Develop leadership skills while engaging in a number of activities including hiking and snowshoeing. Fun and informative field trips will take you to ecology centres, outdoor adventure organizations and natural attractions in the area. Program highlights include camping skills, nature identification, earth science, search and rescue techniques and outdoor games. You can also obtain additional certifications including a nationally-recognized GPS training course. All classes are available online or online, and are recorded for future playback. 

Your Future Career

  • Tourist resorts
  • National and provincial parks
  • Youth and adventure camps
  • Outfitter companies
  • Trail development
  • Adventure tourism organizations
  • Conservation authorities
  • Provincial national parks

What You Learn

  • Leadership and program planning
  • Ecotourism programming
  • Sports and special events
  • Legislation and risk management
  • Concepts and principles of ecotourism
  • Marketing

OSSD or equivalent, ENG4C or ENG4U

If English is not your first language you must either provide proof of English competency or take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS). You must have a minimum overall band score of 5.5 on IELTS, or a minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper based) or 213 (computer scored) or 80 IBT (internet based) to be admitted to a postsecondary program at the college. SPP in India requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0

Academic Upgrading

College Drive Campus

Intake: September Start
Semester 1 - Fall
REC 105 Inclusive Leadership and Program Planning
REC 108 Introduction to Recreation/Leisure Services
REC 109 Foundations of Outdoor Recreation
REC 218 Marketing for Recreation and Leisure
CMM 125 College Communication I
GENED General Education Elective - Online
Semester 2 - Winter
REC 128 Sports and Special Events
REC 130 Legislation and Risk Management
REC 131 Ecotourism Programming
REC 230 Financial Management (7 wks)
REC 252 Ecotourism Leadership
GENED General Education Elective - Online

College Drive Campus

Intake: January Start
Semester 1 - Winter
REC 128 Sports and Special Events
REC 130 Legislation and Risk Management
REC 131 Ecotourism Programming
REC 230 Financial Management (7 wks)
REC 252 Ecotourism Leadership
GENED General Education Elective - Online
Semester 2 - Fall
REC 105 Inclusive Leadership and Program Planning
REC 108 Introduction to Recreation/Leisure Services
REC 109 Foundations of Outdoor Recreation
REC 218 Marketing for Recreation and Leisure
CMM 125 College Communication I
GENED General Education Elective - Online

Students have the opportunity to obtain numerous industry certifications outside of the classroom such as: Canoe Tripping Level 1, Advanced Wilderness First Aid, Standard Hike Leader and Chain Saw Operator.

Learning outcomes represent culminating demonstrations of learning and achievement. In addition, learning outcomes are interrelated and cannot be viewed in isolation of one another. As such, they should be viewed as a comprehensive whole. They describe performances that demonstrate that significant integrated learning by graduates of the program has been achieved.

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Pathway to Canadore College Programs

  • Recreation and Leisure Services
  • Recreation Therapy
  • Strength and Sport Conditioning

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Please contact the Pathways Officer if you have additional questions regarding the credit transfer process:

Micheline Demers – Pathways Officer
705.474.7600 ext 5139
Micheline.Demers@canadorecollege.ca