Diploma In Environmental Technician Centennial College
- Program Code: 4201
- School: School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science
- Credential: Ontario College Diploma
- Program Type: Post-secondary program
- Program Length: 2 years/ 4 semesters
- Delivery Mode: online, in-class, hybrid
- Location: Morningside Campus
The Environmental Technician program will prepare you for work in the growing field of environmental technology. Courses will cover the three foundational disciplines of biology, chemistry, and civil engineering while teaching you to understand and manage complex environmental problems. The program will include hands-on training as you'll learn to use the tools and equipment needed in water and soil quality analysis, ecological field sampling, analytical chemistry, and surveying. Opportunities will exist for participation in local conservation and restoration activities.
A unique combination of technical skills will greatly increase your career options once you graduate from this applied science program, which is the recipient of the President's Academic Program Recognition Award for Quality of the Learning Experience.
If you successfully complete the entry-level course for drinking water operators, you'll meet the requirements of the Ministry of the Environment's entry-level course for drinking water operators. Centennial College delivers this course in partnership with the Ministry of the Environment and the Walkerton Clean Water Centre.
As an Environmental Technician program 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).
International students should apply at least 2-3 months before their expected start to ensure you have enough time to apply for a study permit from the Canadian Visa office that serves your region. Centennial College issues offer letters on an ongoing basis. Apply now! The application processing time is about 2 weeks. There is not set a deadline for all programs, however, a deadline will arise as your program choice becomes full for your intended start date.
Applicants are encouraged to apply early. Allow approximately four to six months before your expected start date to allow sufficient time for admission and Study Permit/Visa processing. However, applications received closer to the start date will be considered if there is space available in the program. Centennial offers three intakes each year:
Winter 2021 Programs begin: January 6, 2021
Apply Online: www.centennialcollege.ca/International
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Program Vocational Learning OutcomesPrinter Friendly
Program Vocational Learning Outcomes describe what graduates of the program have demonstrated they can do with the knowledge and skills they have achieved during their studies. The outcomes are closely tied to the needs of the workplace. Through assessment (e.g., assignments and tests), students verify their ability to reliably perform these outcomes before graduating.
- Collect, and perform routine tests on, representative environmental samples.
- Employ various information technology tools to assemble and use environmental data effectively.
- Apply the basic concepts of science to environmental processes.
- Apply basic engineering principles to environmental processes.
- Follow standard procedures for conducting environmental projects including the use of appropriate equipment and materials.
- Take into account basic principles of ecosystem-based management for sustainability*.
- Practice principles and ethics associated with environmental management issues.
- Work safely in adherence to occupational health and safety standards.
- Complete all work in compliance with applicable municipal, provincial, and federal
- Contribute to the implementation of environmental systems management*.
- Perform basic project management support techniques.
- Communicate technical information accurately and effectively in oral, written, and visual forms.
- Graduates are qualified to write the Ontario Ministry of the Environment Operator-in-Training exam.
- Program graduates may be eligible to apply credits towards university degree programs.
- Transfer credits/advanced standing may be awarded for previous science or engineering education.
- The Biotechnology, Environmental Technology, and Food Science Technology programs share a common first semester, which provides the flexibility to transfer between programs before starting the second semester.
- Opportunities exist for participation in local conservation and restoration activities.
- Environmental specialist
- Technical policy advisor
- Junior environmental scientist
- Environmental safety consultant
Qualified graduates of the Environmental Technician Diploma program may be eligible to participate in pathway programs with partnering institutions. These pathway programs allow you to receive degree credit for learning obtained at Centennial College.
Please note that each partner pathway has a specific minimum grade requirement in order to qualify for transfer credits, which are assessed by the receiving partner institution.
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