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Environmental Technology (Optional Co-op)

Tuition fee CA$18,462 per year

The fee is for the 2022–2023 academic year and includes tuition (CA$16,705), health insurance and ancillary charges.

The fees displayed are estimates for two semesters and are subject to change.

Registration fee CA$400 one-time

The registration fee includes the non-refundable application fee (CA$100) and the refundable deposit fee (CA$300).

Accommodation fee CA$1,800 per month

The above fee is an estimated amount for living expenses for one month.

  • Including the cost of food, rent, transportation and other living expenses (varies depending on your living preferences).
  • Estimated living expenses are to be used as a guide only and are subject to change.

More information

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Overview

This Environmental Technology program will provide you with theoretical and practical knowledge to succeed in the growing field of environmental technology.

Courses in this college science program will cover the three foundational disciplines of biology, chemistry and civil engineering — and teach you to understand and manage complex environmental problems. To balance theory, you’ll gain hands-on experience using technology and equipment in water and soil quality analysis, ecological field sampling, analytical chemistry, hazardous material management, surveying, municipal engineering, AutoCAD drawing and geographic information systems (GIS) mapping. You’ll also acquire the skills to analyze and remediate the urban environment through laboratory practice in water quality testing, groundwater movement, computer-aided environmental audits and the chemistry of pollutants.

This advanced diploma program’s unique combination of technical skills will greatly increase your career options.

Drinking Water Operators

If you successfully complete the entry-level course for drinking water operators, you’ll meet the requirements of the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks’ entry-level course for drinking water operators.

Certification

When you graduate, you’ll be able to write the Ontario Ministry of the Environment Operator in Training (OIT) and Water Quality Analyst (WQA) exams. You’ll also be able to apply to register with the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT).

Co-op Option

The co-op option will allow you to gain hands-on experience while you complete three co-op work terms as an employee in the field. This experience not only allows you to put classroom learning into practice but will also provide valuable contacts for your future career.

To participate in this co-op option, you must complete an application process in the second semester. If academically qualified, you may be admitted to the co-op program.

When you graduate, your diploma will highlight the co-op credential.

Career opportunities

  • Junior environmental scientist
  • Environmental specialist
  • Research specialist
  • Technical policy advisor
  • Project biologist
  • Environmental safety consultant
  • Project biologist
  • Environmental coordinator
  • Junior geomorphologist
Apply Now! September 2025
Application start
Oct 1, 2024
This intake is not applicable
Studies commence
Sep 2, 2025
Apply Now! September 2025
Application start
Oct 1, 2024
This intake is not applicable
Studies commence
Sep 2, 2025