Northern Outdoor Studies

The Northern Outdoor Studies (NOS) class is a four credit high school program open to grade eleven and twelve students.  This program equips students with the skills necessary for direct entry into the work force with employers in selected sectors such as: environmental management, natural resource and wildlife management, ecotourism, and commercial logging.  The program also provides students interested in attending Colleges or Universities offering environmental management programs, a variety of accredited outdoor certifications and skills. Students study ecology, resource and forestry management, recreation services, community leadership, the environment and interconnections with natural resource management, species biology (including at-risk and invasive species), and human impact on the environment. Students will gain valuable hands-on practical experience, skills, and training for working in many different outdoor occupations. 

The NOS class has worked closely with industry experts to identify recognized training and certifications that students should achieve while completing their secondary school diploma.  Before finishing the program, each student assembles their own portfolio highlighting the certifications, skills and knowledge they have gained. These portfolios are designed to be used as presentation documents when applying for future employment in their chosen career path.

Enhanced Programming Contribution:  $450.00 (possible subsidy available)   

Program Requirement:  A successful basic swim test is mandatory for participation in any water-based activities.

Certifications

 

 Activities

1

Red Cross Standard First Aid and CPR

1

Basic Canoeing Skills

2

Swim to Survive Certificate

2

Outdoor Experience Trip

3

Hunter Safety Course (Note: does not include
Canadian Fire Arms Safety Course)

3

Basic Bush Survival and Shelter Building

 

4

Basic Canoeing - Ontario Recreational Canoeing & Kayaking Association (ORCKA)

4

Wood Duck Box Survey - Silent Lake Prov. Park

5

Workplace Hazardous Material Information System - (WHMIS)

5

Tree Marking & Harvesting

6

Passport to Safety

6

Deer Harvest Survey

7

OPP Volunteer Search and Rescue Training Level II

7

Vance Farm Park

8

GPS Certification

8

Map and Compass Training

9

Forest Fire Fighting Course - Sir Sandford Fleming College

9

 

Frink Outdoor Ed. Centre – Team Building and Challenges

10

Professional Chainsaw Operator Course

10

Co-op Placement With Local Trappers

11

Restricted Radio Operator’s License (Aeronautical)

11

Co-op Placement with MNR

12

 

Working in Bear Country Safety Training

 

12

 

Co-op Placement with Bancroft Parks & Rec. Dept.

13

 

Fur Harvest, Fur Management and Conservation  Course - MNR/Ontario Fur Managers  Federation

13

North Hastings Community Fish Hatchery – Fin Clipping

 

*Professional Cable Skidder course available at an

additional cost

14

White Pine Seed Orchard Rehabilitation

15

Natural Resources Career Exploration

 

 

16

17

18

19

Resume and Portfolio Development

 

 

College Tours

 

 

My BluePrint

 

Ski Trip – Calabogie Peaks

The four credits offered are:          

CGR4E1               The Environment and Resource Management

CGR4ECO1         The Environment and Resource Management Coop (1 credit)     

THO3E/3M         Green Industries:  Forestry

PAD4O1               Outdoor Activities

Contact - Ms. Betson or Mr. Isaak - in Student Services for more information OR

Course instructors – Mr. Pomeroy and Mrs. Gillis - at North Hastings High School (613-332-1220).                

Contact Ms. Betson in the guidance office for more information, or course instructors, Mr. Pomeroy and Mrs. Gillis at North Hastings High School: 613-332-1220.

Application form for NOS (PDF)


 

Awards Received   :  Applying NOS :  Program Sponsors  :  High Skills Major

 


 

 

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