|Study location||Canada, Ontario, Barrie|
|Nominal duration||2 years, plus 1 Co-op term|
|Tuition fee||CA$17,438 per year
The displayed fee is for the 2022-2023 academic year and is subject to change. The fee covers and includes tuition (CA$14,150), health insurance, and other ancillary charges.
|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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High School / Secondary Education (or higher)
To be eligible for admission, you must possess a high school diploma including these required courses (or equivalents):
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
If English is not your first language and/or you come from a non-English-speaking country, you must provide proof of your English language proficiency by submitting one of the following tests:
Be career-ready in just 20 months, with four months of paid work experience. Hands-on lab/field experience plus theory. MECP water curriculum included.
Environmental Technician students are trained as entry-level practitioners in the use of environmental sampling, monitoring and testing equipment and information technology tools and will be familiar with standard operating procedures for conducting environmental projects. Students are provided with applied knowledge of health, safety and environmental legislative requirements, environmental management systems, and the basic principles of ecosystem-based management for sustainability.
Georgian is a recognized leader in student work experience – you’ll get the hands-on experience you need to give you an advantage in the career marketplace.
Get your college diploma and university degree at the same time
Georgian College and Lakehead University partner to offer students interested in the Environmental Technician diploma a unique opportunity. In four years, you can get an Honours Bachelor of Arts and Science – Environmental Sustainability (Specialization in Ecosystem Management) degree from Lakehead with an Environmental Technician diploma from Georgian college.
Completing both programs on their own would take an additional two years. Do them together to get more qualifications and break into the job market faster.
This program is accredited by the Canadian Association for Co-operative Education (CAFCE).
This accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for co-operative education programs in Canada, and recognizes Georgian’s commitment to quality in co-op education.
Given the diversity in program skills and knowledge, there are a number of career options in the environmental field working for small and large corporations. Potential employers include environmental consulting firms; government agencies (municipal, provincial, federal); environmental services departments in a variety of organizations; and water, wastewater and waste management firms.