School of Sport and Recreation

Ecotourism

1 year Ontario College Certificate

Experience fun and informative activities like canoe trips and dogsledding

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. 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, and search and rescue techniques. You can also obtain additional certifications including a nationally-recognized GPS training course. All classes are available onsite or online, and are recorded for future playback. 

Ecotourism graduates are eligible to complete any of these diploma programs in two additional full-time semesters: Recreation and Leisure Services, Recreation Therapy, and Strength and Sport Conditioning. 

Your Future Career

  • Tourist resorts
  • Youth and adventure camps
  • Outfitter companies
  • Adventure tourism
  • 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 provide proof of English competency. You must have a minimum overall band score of 5.5 on the Academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or equivalent accepted English language proficiency test to be admitted to a postsecondary program at the college. Notwithstanding the above, the English proficiency standards required to obtain Study Permits and Temporary Resident Visas from Canadian Embassies vary around the world. The higher English language proficiency standard will apply.

Academic Upgrading

Intake: September Start
Semester 1 - Fall
REC105 Inclusive Leadership and Program Planning
REC108 Introduction to Recreation/Leisure Services
REC109 Foundations of Outdoor Recreation
REC116 Sport & Recreation & Leisure Certification
REC218 Marketing Recreation and Leisure
CMM125 College Communication I
GENED General Education Elective - Online
Semester 2 - Winter
REC128 Sports and Special Events
REC130 Legislation and Risk Management
REC131 Ecotourism Programming
REC230 Financial Management (7 wks)
REC252 Ecotourism Leadership
GENED General Education Elective - Online

Intake: January Start
Semester 1 - Winter
REC128 Sports and Special Events
REC130 Legislation and Risk Management
REC131 Ecotourism Programming
REC230 Financial Management (7 wks)
REC252 Ecotourism Leadership
GENED General Education Elective - Online
Semester 2 - Fall
REC105 Inclusive Leadership and Program Planning
REC108 Introduction to Recreation/Leisure Services
REC109 Foundations of Outdoor Recreation
REC116 Sport & Recreation & Leisure Certification
REC218 Marketing Recreation and Leisure
CMM125 College Communication I
GENED General Education Elective - Online

2019-2020 1 year Ontario College Certificate

College Drive Campus – Domestic
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $2720.24 $1046.72 - 1186.72 - - $3906.96

2019-2020 1 year Ontario College Certificate

College Drive Campus – International
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $12422.97 $1696.72 - 1773.72 - - $14061.69

2019-2020 1 year Ontario College Certificate

Online – Domestic
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $2720.24 $570.00 - 710.00 - - $3430.24

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

Looking to continue your studies with another post-secondary institution in Ontario?

Looking to continue your studies with another post-secondary institution in Canada?

Looking to continue your studies with another post-secondary institution Internationally?


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