Course in Life Sciences in North America

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Life Sciences

A course is the study of a particular topic within a wider subject area and is the foundation of a qualification. A typical course includes lectures, assessments and tutorials.

When studying biological & life sciences, students learn different characteristics of natural science. Depending on the area of focus, students may study the human body, plant biology, or animal science in order to help with real-world problems.

The United States of America commonly called the United States, is a federal republic consisting of fifty states and a federal district. The 48 contiguous states and the federal district of Washington, D.C. are in first North America between Canada and Mexico. The state of Alaska is in northwestern North America, west of Canada and east of Russia across the Bering Strait, and the state of Hawaii is an archipelago in the mid-North Pacific. The country also has five populated and nine unpopulated territories in the Pacific and the Caribbean.

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Aquaculture Program

College of Southern Idaho
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Twin Falls

The Aquaculture Program, formally the Fisheries Program, was established primarily to train persons to fill the manpower needs in the commercial fish industry. Students enrolled in this program will be expected to work at the college hatchery and for commercial hatcheries in this area. By working at a variety of facilities, students will build a broad background of experience for future employment. [+]

Course Studies in Life Sciences in North America 2017/2018. The Aquaculture Program, formally the Fisheries Program, was established primarily to train persons to fill the manpower needs in the commercial fish industry. Students enrolled in this program will be expected to work at the college hatchery and for commercial hatcheries in this area. By working at a variety of facilities, students will build a broad background of experience for future employment. [-]

Forest Technology

Lurleen B Wallace Community College
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Andalusia

The Forest Technology program trains students for the position of forest technician. The technician is an employee who works under the direction of a professional (BS degree) forester and will undertake the fieldwork that is necessary to manage the forest. [+]

Forest Technology The Forest Technology program trains students for the position of forest technician. The technician is an employee who works under the direction of a professional (BS degree) forester and will undertake the fieldwork that is necessary to manage the forest. A career as a forest technician involves a variety of challenging jobs including timber inventory, procurement, maintenance of forest roads, forest management, forest stand improvement, fire and pest control, soil and water conservation, wildlife management, harvest planning, logging, cartography, and surveying. Technicians work outside in all kinds of weather and have to do some office work. Like most professions, forestry is a high technology field with portable data collectors, geographic information systems (GIS), computer analysis of harvesting strategies, and decision-making models for forest management. The Forest Technology curriculum emphasizes the development of practical field skills. Students often have the opportunity to participate in forestry field operations such as control burning, stand description, running land lines, and development of forest management plans. The curriculum emphasizes forestry practices that are common and accepted in the Southeast. The training is sufficiently broad to assure the graduate of competing successfully for jobs throughout the United States. The cost of attending LBWCC is comparatively low. Financial aid is available along with a limited number of LBWCC Foundation scholarships. Forestry scholarship applications are available through the Forestry Department and must be submitted yearly by March 1. Topics Introduction to Forestry Dendrology Timber Harvesting Forestry Mathematics Cartography Microcomputer Applications Silviculture Forest Entomology/Pathology Forest Fire Control/Use... [-]

Forestry Technician

Fleming College
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2018 Canada Lindsay Peterborough Haliburton Cobourg + 3 more

The Forestry Technician career path will appeal to you if you are passionate about the outdoors, and concerned for the responsible management of forest resources. [+]

Course Studies in Life Sciences in North America 2017/2018. The Forestry Technician career path will appeal to you if you are passionate about the outdoors, and concerned for the responsible management of forest resources. Program Highlights As a Forestry Technician, you can be a part of a close-knit community of men and women across the country who are making a difference in our environment. Fleming College's Forestry program is the largest in Canada. In this two-year program, you'll acquire the skills to work effectively in natural resources management - learning traditional forestry skills such as compassing and tree identification, plus how to work with ArcMap, GPS and other high tech software. In an ideal combination of theory and technical hands-on experiences, your studies in the classroom will be complemented by numerous field excursions. You'll participate in the Forestry program's unique field camp experience in Mattawa, at Samuel de Champlain Park. In addition, you can increase your credentials (and career readiness and versatility) by taking certification courses such as forest fire fighting, first aid and CPR, tree marking and cutter certification (at a modest extra cost). You will learn the fundamental skills you need in semesters one and two. In semester three, three of the courses are offered via YouTube and tutorial sessions, enabling you to learn at your own pace, on your own time. As your skills grow, you will start taking charge of your own learning. Your forestry courses will become more intensive and specialized. You will also work... [-]

Fish and Wildlife Technician

Fleming College
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2018 Canada Lindsay Peterborough Haliburton Cobourg + 3 more

The Fish and Wildlife Technician program can lead you into a rewarding career, combining your love of the outdoors and keen interest in fish and wildlife, with a commitment to responsible resource management. [+]

The Fish and Wildlife Technician program can lead you into a rewarding career, combining your love of the outdoors and keen interest in fish and wildlife, with a commitment to responsible resource management. Program Highlights Besides your classroom sessions learning the theory and skills needed for hands-on work, you'll spend a significant amount of time in fish and wildlife laboratory work, and participate in numerous excursions into the field. In 3rd semester, you'll participate in a one-week fisheries field camp where you will be working in small boats, handling trap nets and live fish. During field excursions you will practice fisheries management skills and learn about the logistics involved in the design and implementation of field projects, including wading in moving water while wearing a backpack. You will also be spending considerable time in the wild learning plant, bird and mammal identification skills, remote sensing such as tracking animals over rough terrain, and conducting wildlife observations in all weather conditions, including rain, deep snow, and extreme temperatures. Why Choose Fleming Our program is the only one in Ontario accredited by the North American Wildlife Technology Association (NAWTA). Fleming is one of only two colleges in the province offering a Fish and Wildlife program, and the only one located in southern Ontario. The comprehensive, challenging training you'll receive in this program, facilitated by faculty with experience in the field, ensures that you will obtain the well-rounded, relevant skills employers are seeking. Common First Semester Students in our School’s diploma programs take... [-]

Aquaculture

Fleming College
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Canada Lindsay Peterborough Haliburton Cobourg + 3 more

Aquaculture involves a range of activities, related principally to farming marine and freshwater fish and seafood. The salmon industry accounts for the majority of aquaculture operations in Canada. [+]

Course Studies in Life Sciences in North America 2017/2018. Aquaculture involves a range of activities, related principally to farming marine and freshwater fish and seafood. The salmon industry accounts for the majority of aquaculture operations in Canada. Program Highlights This compressed, one-year program is the only Aquaculture program offered as a Post-Graduate Certificate in Ontario. Food aquaculture operations encompass a wide variety of species and culture techniques. In addition to food production, aquaculture activities include production of fish for conservation, and production for ornamental species. The global demand for aquaculture products is growing, along with demands for stewardship, sustainability and food safety and security. This unique program combines: Significant hands-on operational experience Numerous field trips to experience aspects of the aquaculture industry such as trout farming and conservation stocking Business training so that graduates can both promote the industry and understand the diverse challenges facing aquaculture enterprises During first semester, students will address aquaculture fundamentals. Much of the program will take place in the campus hatchery facilities, which include an Atlantic salmon hatchery and a muskellunge hatchery. The focus in second semester is on operational and business practices, and internship planning. Internship Final semester is an 8-week, off-site internship, enabling students to specialize in their area of interest. Career Opportunities The industry is growing in all sectors, including food production, conservation, aquaponics and pond/garden markets. The work is physically demanding and may involve exposure to unfavourable weather conditions. Graduates should be prepared to relocate for employment, and to undertake entry... [-]