Friday, October 18, 2019

Coast Mountain College Ecology program draws students to Prince Rupert Campus

Hands on learning is the focus for the Applied Coastal Ecology
program offered at the Prince Rupert Campus of
Coast Mountain College
(photo from CMTN)

The Applied Coastal Ecology program at Coast Mountain College is one of the flag ship programs at the Prince Rupert campus, with the program of interest to both North Coast residents and those from afar who come to the city to take advantage of the educational options offered by the diverse nature of the area geography.

The start of this years program  in September was recently featured on the Coast Mountain College website, with a short overview of some of the ACE program features that the college offers, as well as a few testimonials from the current cass.

The first from Vancouver Island student, Chevy Alexander who has travelled to Prince Rupert specifically because of the unique opportunities offered here.

“I picked Coast Mountain College for the Applied Coastal Ecology program because it’s one of the only schools in Canada that offers a hands-on learning environment,”

Recent CHSS grad Denise McLean also shared some thoughts on the focus of the two year program and how it makes the most of the North Coast setting.

“The program you can take at Coast Mountain College you can’t take anywhere else. It’s very unique to our northwest region, and it very much specializes in our ecosystems here. This opens up lots of doors to job opportunities to work after the two-years or go into a degree program. There’s a lot of connecting schools.”

The program does provide for some of those unique opportunities to explore, recently taking students on a four night trip to Oona River to learn more about vegetation and the salmon life cycle among a range of other topics.

Some background on the first few months of the program can be found here.

The next intake for the program is now in motion for January,  you can get a full overview of what the program offers from the Coast Mountain Website.

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