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Engineering and Environmental Technologies

Environmental Technician

General information

Program code
ENTN
Duration
4 Semesters (2 Years)
Credential
Ontario College Diploma, Co-op
Co-op
Yes
Campuses

Intake information

Start date Campus
Fall 2016 Barrie

Environmental Technician graduates 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. The program provides students with applied knowledge of health, safety and environmental legislative requirements, environmental management systems; and the basic principles of ecosystem-based management for sustainability.

Admission information

Admission requirements

OSSD or equivalent with

  • Grade 12 English (C or U)
  • Grade 12 Mathematics (C or U)

Admission details

You must meet ONE of the following requirements to be eligible for admission to these programs:

Secondary school applicants:

  • OSS Curriculum: OSSD or equivalent with Grade 12 English (C) or (U) (ENG4C, ENG4U); plus any Grade 12 College Mathematics (MAP4C or MCT4C), or any Grade 12 U University Mathematics. Also recommended: Grade 12 College or Grade 11 or 12 University Physics (SPH4C, SPH4U, SPH3U) or Grade 12 College or Grade 11 or 12 University Chemistry (SCH4C, SCH4U, SCH3U) or Grade 11 C Biology or Grade 11 or 12 U Biology (SBI3C, SBI3U, SBI4U).

Non-Secondary school applicants (19 years or older):

  • Any credit Communication course and most credit mathematics courses taken at Georgian College
  • College preparatory programs including those taken at Georgian College: Technology Foundation and Technology Fundamentals*
  • Equivalent courses in English and mathematics taken through secondary school or Independent Learning Centres (at the general, advanced, college or university level)
  • Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE) program with communications and business, apprentice or technical mathematics*
  • Mature student testing in English and mathematics that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through most testing services)*
  • Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED)
  • English, Literature or Communication credit courses and most mathematics credit courses from accredited colleges/universities

Home school applicants:

  • Applicants can write the mature student testing in English and mathematics that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through testing services)*

* available from Georgian College. For a complete listing please contact the Office of the Registrar.

Pathways

View the Environmental Technician articulations on the Credit Transfer Centre page.

Courses

Mandatory Courses

BIOL1008 Biological Systems
CHEM1003 Introduction to Applied Chemistry
CHEM2002 Applied Organic Chemistry
COMP1059 Computer Technology for Environmental Applications
ENVR1000 Environmental Science and Sustainability
ENVR1004 Geospatial Technology
ENVR2004 Waste Management Strategies
ENVR2012 Ecosystems and Environmental Sampling
ENVR2013 Limnology and Watershed Management
ENVR2014 Environmental Management Systems and Audits
LAWS2010 Environmental Law and Policy
MATH1018 Introduction to Technical Mathematics
PHYS1004 Physical Systems in the Environment
STAT2006 Applied Statistics for Environmental Applications
ENVR1005 Workplace Safety and Employment Readiness
ENVR1006 Earth Science
ENVR1007 Water Treatment
ENVR2017 Soil Properties
ENVR2018 Environmental Assessment and Contaminants in the Environment
ENVR2019 Environmental CAD
ENVR2020 Wastewater Treatment
SURV2002 Environmental Surveying

Communications Courses

To be selected at time of registration from the College list, as determined by testing.

General Education Courses

To be selected from College list

Co-op Work Term

COOP1023 Environmental Work Term 1

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