Resource Management Officer Technology

Resource Management Officer Courses

RMOT 151  (3)  Small Motors

An introduction to the operation and maintenance of small two and four-stroke engines. Emphasis is on stationary gas engines and outboard motors. RMOT 151 was formerly called RMOT 151T; credit will not be granted for both courses. (4:0:0)

Prerequisite: Admission to program.

RMOT 191  (3)  Fisheries Technical Report

Independent study project on B.C.'s fisheries resources. Term report and oral presentation required. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Admission to program.

RMOT 192  (3)  Wildlife Technical Report

Independent study project on B.C.'s wildlife and parks resources. Term paper and oral presentation required. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: RMOT 191.

RMOT 194  (3)  Resource Acts and Regulations

A review and application of all Acts and Regulations pertaining to the protection of fish, wildlife, and the environment relating to enforcement and protection in B.C. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Admission to the program.

RMOT 200  (3)  B.C. Fisheries

Identification, biology and management of B.C.'s fisheries resources. (2:0:3)

Prerequisite: Admission to program.

RMOT 201  (3)  B.C. Wildlife

Identification, biology and management of B.C.'s wildlife resources. (3:0:2)

Prerequisite: Admission to program.

RMOT 202  (3)  Introduction to Parks and Protected Areas

An introduction to the park and protected areas in BC including municipal, regional, provincial, and federal jurisdictions. The course will also include an overview of the park systems in the other western Canadian provinces. (2:0:3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the RMOT diploma program

RMOT 205  (2)  Field Skills

A series of practical workshops to provide students with practical skills that may be required while working in the fish, wildlife, forestry and parks field. Students will become familiar with various practical skills as identified by the instructors, RMOT Advisory Committee, and various natural resource agencies. RMOT 205 was formerly called RMOT 205T; credit will not be granted for both courses. (0:0:6)

Prerequisite: Admission to program.

RMOT 206  (3)  Habitat Management

Description of fish and wildlife habitat, methods of assessing and monitoring habitat characteristics, and procedures for habitat protection and restoration. Course includes field projects in fish and wildlife habitat monitoring techniques. (3:0:3)

Prerequisite: Completion of first year of program.

RMOT 251  (2)  Resource Management Seminars

Seminar sessions dealing with current B.C. and Canadian issues in natural resource management and protection. RMOT 251 was formerly called RMOT 251T; credit will not be granted for both courses. (0:2:0)

Prerequisite: Completion of Fall term, second year of program.

RMOT 271  (2)  Field Practicum

A two-week, off-campus field practicum with an incumbent Fishery, Conservation or Park Officer, or approved equivalent. RMOT 271 was formerly called RMOT 271T; credit will not be granted for both courses. (0:0:0 —80 for 2 weeks)

Prerequisite: Completion of first year of program.

RMOT 272  (2)  Fitness, Self Defense, Small Firearms Safety and Practice

Physical fitness and self defense with small firearms safety training. Students are required to meet a physical fitness standard. Range practice is included. RMOT 272 was formerly called RMOT 272T; credit will not be granted for both courses. (0:0:6)

Prerequisite: Completion of Fall term, second year of program.

RMOT 291  (3)  Enforcement Project Report I

Independent study project dealing with enforcement issues related to B.C. and Canada's fish, wildlife and parks resources. Report to Crown Counsel is prepared. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Completion of first year of program.

RMOT 292  (3)  Enforcement Project Report II

Continuation of independent study dealing with enforcement issues related to B.C. and Canada's fish, wildlife and park resources. A second major report to Crown Counsel is prepared. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Completion of Fall term, second year of program.

RMOT 294  (3)  Legal and Investigative Procedures I

An introduction to investigative procedures used in natural resource law enforcement to enable the student to apply applicable legislation. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Completion of first year of program.

RMOT 295  (3)  Legal and Investigative Procedures II

Procedures for enforcing Acts and Regulations, investigative procedures such as gathering and securing legal evidence, conducting searches and seizures. (2:0:3)

Prerequisite: Completion of Fall term, second year of program.

RMOT 296  (3)  Court and Administrative Procedures

Case preparation, legal reports, court rules and protocol, presenting evidence, and administrative requirements and procedures. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Completion of Fall term, second year of program.

RMOT 297  (3)  Wildlife-Human Conflicts

An examination of wildlife/human interactions in B.C. Large carnivores, ungulates, and smaller species of wildlife impact on human lives and property in many ways. Topics include bear, cougar and wolf attacks, human response to close encounters, and carnivore feeding habits on ungulates. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: None.

RMOT 305  (3)  Advanced Field Skills

An advanced study of skills required for the fish, wildlife and parks field, with a focus on experiential learning. Topics include plant, wildlife and fisheries management principles, conducting ethical research, environmental education, physical ability test theory and practice, job readiness skills, first aid, and others as required. (0:0:6)

Prerequisite: Third-year standing in the Bachelor of Natural Resource Protection.

RMOT 306  (3)  Environmental Monitoring

An overview of environmental impacts and the common tools used in environmental monitoring with emphasis on aquatic habitats. Topics include environmental impact sources, industrial pollutants, habitat alterations, the biological responses to environmental disturbances at all levels of the ecosystem, and the common methods for environmental monitoring. (2:0:3)

Prerequisite: Third-year standing in the Bachelor of Natural Resource Protection or permission of instructor.

RMOT 357  (3)  Research Methods in Natural Resource Management

An examination of the theory and practice involved in planning and conducting research, including data analysis techniques and report preparation. Specific discussion and examples are directed towards the natural resource management area. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Third-year standing in the Bachelor of Natural Resource Protection or permission of instructor.

RMOT 395  (3)  Advanced Investigative Procedures

An examination of the theory and practice of advanced law enforcement procedures used in conducting complex legal investigations. Topics include why investigations fail, intelligence gathering and probes, vehicle and foot surveillance, undercover operations, informants, ethics, securing crime scenes, enforcement equipment, major case files, link analysis and flow charting. (2:0:3)

Prerequisite: RMOT 295 and third-year standing in the Bachelor of Natural Resource Protection.

RMOT 397  (3)  Natural Resource Forensic Investigations

This course will cover forensic investigative techniques used in natural resource protection. Field exercises will reinforce class theory to ensure that students will be prepared to investigate and gather evidence related to natural resource violations, such as fish and wildlife poaching, and forestry and pollution infractions. (2:0:2)

Prerequisite: Third-year standing in the Bachelor of Natural Resource Protection program.

RMOT 400  (3)  Fisheries Conservation and Management

An examination of the theory and practice of fisheries conservation and management. Topics include both marine and inland fisheries management. Aspects of fisheries management (stock assessment, harvest allocations, climate change, habitat, hatcheries, introduced and endangered species) are discussed in lectures, and fisheries techniques are applied in a lake survey lab. RMOT 400 was formerly called RMOT 423; credit will not be granted for both courses. (2:0:3)

Prerequisite: Fourth-year standing in the Bachelor of Natural Resource Protection, or permission of instructor

RMOT 401  (3)  Wildlife Management

An examination of the principles of wildlife and habitat management, with an emphasis on bird and mammal species found in the forest habitats of BC. Topics include the integration of both wildlife and human requirements in order to successfully manage the resource. (3:0:2)

Prerequisite: Fourth-year standing in the Bachelor of Natural Resource Protection or permission of instructor.

RMOT 470  (15)  Advanced Field Practicum in Natural Resource Protection

A work experience or internship semester that involves student participation in the natural resource protection field, either through compliance and enforcement or management options. Students will collaborate with a sponsoring agency and the development of job related competencies will be a focus of both practicum options. (0:0:0 —600)

Prerequisite: Fourth-year standing in the Bachelor of Natural Resource Protection.

RMOT 490  (3)  Directed Studies in Natural Resource Management and Protection

An independent studies course for upper level degree students. The Directed Studies project is planned with an instructor who will act as academic supervisor. Projects are varied, but usually include library research as well as collection and analysis of field data. Permission from the Department Chair is required before registering. (0:3:0)

Prerequisite: Fourth year standing in the Bachelor of Natural Resource Protection and permission of Department Chair.

RMOT 496  (3)  Resource Management and Aboriginal Rights

An examination of Canadian Aboriginal relations, with a focus on the history and current status of treaties regarding First Nations fishing and hunting practices in British Columbia. Topics include the treaty negotiation process, current case law, and integrated resource management approaches. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Fourth-year standing in the Bachelor of Natural Resource Protection or permission of instructor.

RMOT 497  (3)  Special Investigations: Forensics and Habitat Prosecutions

An examination of the protocols and procedures used in fish and wildlife forensics. Topics include crime scene investigations, exhibit procedures, and field and lab forensic techniques used to identify wildlife parts. This course will also examine investigative procedures involving habitat alterations or introductions of deleterious substances into the environment. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Fourth-year standing in the Bachelor of Natural Resource Protection.

RMOT 498  (3)  Special Investigations: Habitat and Pollution Prosecutions

A detailed study of investigations and prosecutions involving habitat alterations or introduction of deleterious substances into the environment. A case study approach will be used to demonstrate key concepts related to environmental protection legislation, and the liaison between natural resource officers and crown counsel in environmental prosecutions will be emphasized. RMOT 498 was formerly called RMOT 497; credit will not be granted for both courses. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: RMOT 296 and fourth-year standing in the Bachelor of Natural Resource Protection program.

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