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Environmental Technician (Co-op)

Environmental Technician (Co-op) Ontario College Diploma, Co-op

What is Environmental Technician (Co-op)?

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.

Program Outline 2016-2017

Major:
ENTN
Length:
2 Years
Effective Dates:
2016-2017
Delivery:
4 Semesters, plus 1 work term
Credential:
Ontario College Diploma, Co-op
Location:
Barrie
Start:

Fall - Barrie

Contact:
Samantha Sullivan Sauer
Email:
Samantha.SullivanSauer@GeorgianCollege.ca
Phone:
705-728-1968 ext. 6280

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.

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • collect representative environmental samples and perform routine tests, using current and relevant tools


  • use scientific concepts and models when contributing to the prevention, control and elimination of environmental hazards and remediation of contaminated sites


  • assist with analysis of water/soil/air samples and with the resolution of environmental problems through the application of scientific and engineering principles


  • follow standard procedures for conducting environmental sampling projects including the use of appropriate equipment and materials


  • promote and maintain sustainable practices by applying the elements of ecosystem-based management


  • carry out work responsibilities adhering to standards of professional conduct and principles of professional ethics


  • complete assigned tasks in adherence to occupational health and safety standards and applicable legislative requirements


  • follow established protocols in support of environmental management systems


  • provide ongoing support for project management
  • communicate technical information accurately and effectively in oral, written, visual and electronic forms


  • develop and present strategies for ongoing personal and professional development to enhance performance as an environmental technician


  • employ various information technology tools to assemble and use environmental data effectively


  • consider basic entrepreneurial strategies to identify and respond to new opportunities.

Co-operative Education is a mandatory component of all Co-op programs at Georgian College; it has been designed as a process by which students integrate their academic education with work experience related to their programs of study. This integration affects much more than simply earning a salary, including the adjustment to the work environment and the development of professionalism. It also reinforces skills and theory learned during academic semesters, develops professional contacts, job knowledge and career path, improves human relations and communication skills, and promotes personal maturity and financial independence.

Students are requested to register, attend and participate in their scheduled co-operative education classes. These classes are scheduled for all first year students and are expected to be completed in order for students to proceed successfully to their first co-op work experiences. To ensure students are eligible to proceed onto any co-op work experience, students should refer to Promotional Status and Eligibility for Co-op as outlined in the College Calendar. Co-op policies and procedures can be located on our website: www.georgiancollege.ca/student-services/co-op-and-career-services/students-tab/

Georgian College follows the Co-operative Education guidelines set out by the Canadian Association for Co-operative Education (CAFCE) and Education at Work Ontario (EWO) by supporting the learning outcomes designed for the program specific graduate profile and curriculum as set out by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.

Fall Intake - Barrie

Sem 1 | Sem 2 | Work Term | Sem 3 | Sem 4

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Fall | Winter | Summer | Fall | Winter

2016 | 2017 | 2017 | 2017 | 2018

OSSD or equivalent with

- Grade 12 English (C or U)

- Grade 12 Mathematics (C or U)

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.

22 Mandatory Courses

2 Communications Courses

3 General Education Courses

1 Co-op Work Term

To graduate from this program, the passing weighted average for promotion through each semester, from year to year, and to graduate is 60%. Additionally, a student must attain a minimum of 50% or a letter grade of P (Pass) or S (Satisfactory) in each course in each semester unless otherwise stated on the course outline.

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
ENVR1005 Workplace Safety and Employment Readiness
ENVR1006 Earth Science
ENVR1007 Water Treatment
ENVR2004 Waste Management Strategies
ENVR2012 Ecosystems and Environmental Sampling
ENVR2013 Limnology and Watershed Management
ENVR2014 Environmental Management Systems and Audits
ENVR2017 Soil Properties
ENVR2018 Environmental Assessment and Contaminants in the Environment
ENVR2019 Environmental CAD
ENVR2020 Wastewater Treatment
LAWS2010 Environmental Law and Policy
MATH1018 Introduction to Technical Mathematics
PHYS1004 Physical Systems in the Environment
STAT2006 Applied Statistics for Environmental Applications
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

View the Environmental Technician (Co-op) articulations on the Credit Transfer Centre page.

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For inquiries please contact the appropriate person below.

Contact:
Samantha Sullivan Sauer
Phone:
705-728-1968 ext. 6280

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