About this Program

Credential Awarded:Ontario College Graduate Certificate
Campus:Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus
Length:1 Year

Program Highlights

  • Significant ‘hands-on, boots-on’ learning opportunities via community-based, year-long ecological restoration projects.
  • 125-acre ecological Niagara-on-the Lake campus includes the Wetland Ridge Trail and is part of the Niagara Escarpment.
  • Supports bio-monitoring, bio-engineering and plant material management training via the Greenhouse/Nursery, community nurseries and a full complement of field equipment.
  • Graduates have a competitive advantage in the environmental labour market.
  • Engaged Program Advisory Committee with representatives from sectors involved in the planning, implementation, regulation and promotion of ecological restoration activities.

Career Opportunities

  • Ecological restoration practitioner
  • Environmental manager
  • Habitat biologist
  • Natural heritage specialist
  • Species-at-risk invasive management specialist
  • Watershed stewardship co-ordinator

Our Niagara-on-the-Lake campus is the first postsecondary institution in Canada to be recognized as a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary.

I came to Niagara College because I knew something was missing from my university education. This program gave me the practical field experience I needed.

Alana Taylor, Ecosystem Restoration graduate

Admissions and Availability

Ontario College Graduate Certificate
#2000 - 1 Year NOTL
Starting In Availability
September 2018Closed
January 2019Not Available
May 2019Not Available
September 2019Open
January 2020Not Available
May 2020Not Available