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Environmental Technician (Fast-Track)

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.

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This Fast-track program allows the qualified college or university graduates to gain direct admission into Year 2 (Semester 3) of the two-year college diploma program and receive their Technician diploma in one year (two semesters).

By covering the three foundational disciplines of biology, chemistry and civil engineering and teaching you to understand and manage complex environmental problems, the program will prepare you for the growing environmental technology field. You’ll gain hands-on training as you learn to use the tools and equipment needed in water and soil quality analysis, ecological field sampling, analytical chemistry and surveying. The unique combination of technical skills will increase your career options once you graduate.

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.


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).

Career opportunities

  • Technical Policy Advisor
  • Environmental Safety Consultant
  • Soil Collection and Analysis
  • Water and Waste Water Testing


Start in a diploma program, and end with a degree! Successful graduates of this Environmental Technician (Fast-Track) program can apply their credits toward further study at the degree level. Listed below are the degrees from partnering institutions available for this program.

Please note that each partnership has a specific minimum grade requirement to qualify for transfer credits, which the partner institution assesses.

Davenport University

  • Bachelor of Business Administration – General Business

Royal Roads University

  • Bachelor of Science – Environmental Science
  • Bachelor of Science – Environmental Management
  • Bachelor of Science – Environmental Practice
  • Bachelor of Arts – Environmental Practice

Please visit the Outbound Pathways Website for more information on articulation agreements.

Apply Now! September 2024
This intake is not applicable
Studies commence
Sep 3, 2024

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply Now! September 2024
This intake is not applicable
Studies commence
Sep 3, 2024

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States