Aurora College gives students the opportunity to explore innovative environmental programs while actually exploring the unique environment that is Canada’s north.
If living in the far north on the doorstep of one of the world’s largest and most remote national parks while learning about some of Canada’s most unique flora, fauna, and geography appeals to you, Aurora College’s Environment and Natural Resources Technology Diploma program (ENRTP) may be for you.
Set deep in the Canadian wilderness north of the 60th parallel and on the banks of the mighty Slave River, the college’s Thebacha Campus (which means “by the rapids” in the Dëne Sųłıné language) in Fort Smith, NT is home base to this exceptional program.
ENRTP’s unique combination of multi-day, multi-season field camp experiences, on-the-land learning with local Indigenous Elders and Knowledge Holders, scientific theory, and laboratory and classroom work is unlike any other program currently offered by other colleges and universities in Canada. Developed and delivered in Canada’s far north, the program incorporates both western-based scientific method and Indigenous traditional knowledge in the curriculum.
ENRTP prepares students for careers in natural resources and environmental management with private industry, non-profit organizations, government agencies, and Indigenous organizations. In addition, agreements with several Canadian post-secondary institutions allow students and graduates to transfer credits earned toward bachelor’s degrees and other programs.