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Environmental Technology (Optional Co-op)

Tuition fee CA$17,300 per year

The fees shown here are estimates only for two semesters and are subject to change. The above fee includes tuition (CA$15,900), health insurance and ancillary fees.

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Registration fee CA$400 one-time

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

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Overview

To succeed in environmental technology, you’ll gain a well-rounded theoretical and practical knowledge base by covering the foundational disciplines of biology, chemistry and civil engineering — and learning to understand and manage complex environmental problems.

Courses will provide 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 mapping. Laboratory practice in water quality testing, groundwater movement, computer-aided environmental audits and the chemistry of pollutants will round out your skills.

Note: To participate in programs with optional co-op, you’ll typically complete an application process and if academically qualified, may be admitted to the co-op program through which you’ll complete work terms as an employee in the field.

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 in this program will provide you with the opportunity to gain hands-on experience while you complete three 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 will need to complete an application process in the fourth semester. If academically qualified, you may be admitted to the co-op program. Academically qualified students who are accepted into the program will register for the co-op preparation course as scheduled.

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

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Career opportunities

  • Junior environmental scientist
  • Environmental specialist
  • Research specialist
  • Technical policy advisor
  • Project biologist
  • Environmental safety consultant
  • Project biologist
  • Environmental coordinator
  • Junior geomorphologist

Areas of Employment

Environmental companies hire program graduates for:

  • Materials handling
  • Laboratory and fieldwork in water and waste chemistry
  • Microbiological and toxicity testing
  • Technical sales
  • Soil collection and analysis
  • Conservation
  • Environmental Consulting
Apply Now! September 2023
Application start
Oct 3, 2022
This intake is not applicable
Studies commence
Sep 5, 2023

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply Now! September 2023
Application start
Oct 3, 2022
This intake is not applicable
Studies commence
Sep 5, 2023

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States