Environmental Technology Be career-ready, take on responsibility! 12 months paid work experience. A blend of hands-on experience plus theory. MOECC curriculum included.

General information

Program code
ENVR
Duration
6 Semesters, plus 3 work terms (3 Years)
Credential
Ontario College Advanced Diploma, Co-op
Work integrated learning
3 Co-op Work Terms
Campuses
Delivery
Full-time

Intake information

Start date Campus
Fall 2019 Barrie

Program description

Environmental Technology graduates have advanced skills in the use of environmental sampling, monitoring and testing equipment; data analysis; and information technology tools. They are familiar with applying the principles of ecosystem-based management for sustainability and have the ability to manage environmental projects from planning through to implementation and maintenance. They have applied knowledge of health, safety and environmental requirements and can contribute to risk assessment and environmental systems management. This program provides an opportunity for students to apply their skills through partnerships in the community and stresses the need for designing and implementing systems to prevent, control and clean-up environmental contamination. The field of environmental technology is diverse and rapidly evolving to meet increasingly stringent regulatory requirements. Given the diversity in program skills and knowledge, a number of career options can be pursued upon graduation. Traditionally, graduates have found employment in the environmental field working for small and large corporations. Potential employers include environmental consulting firms, government agencies (municipal, provincial, federal), and environmental services departments in a variety of organizations.

Industry support

The City of Barrie Logo

Georgian College's Environmental Technician and Technology programs have enjoyed a partnership with the City of Barrie for over 20 years within the areas of water, wastewater, engineering and environmental services. This partnership has fostered support for the college's advisory committee, special projects and co-operative education work terms. Subsequently, many graduates have also secured full-time employment with City of Barrie as a result of the success of this partnership.

Accreditation

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.

CAFCE accreditation logo

Admission information

Admission requirements

OSSD or equivalent with

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

Courses

Mandatory courses

  • BIOL 1008 - Biological Systems (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • COMP 1059 - Computer Technology for Environmental Applications (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • ENVR 1000 - Environmental Science and Sustainability (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • ENVR 1005 - Workplace Safety and Employment Readiness (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • MATH 1018 - Introduction to Technical Mathematics (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • PHYS 1004 - Physical Systems in the Environment (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • CHEM 1003 - Introduction to Applied Chemistry (Semester 2 / 70 hours)
  • ENVR 1004 - Geospatial Technology (Semester 2 / 56 hours)
  • ENVR 1006 - Earth Science (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • ENVR 1007 - Water Treatment (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • ENVR 2004 - Waste Management Strategies (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • ENVR 2018 - Environmental Assessment and Contaminants in the Environment (Semester 4 / 56 hours)
  • ENVR 2019 - Environmental CAD (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • ENVR 2020 - Wastewater Treatment (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • LAWS 2010 - Environmental Law and Policy (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • STAT 2006 - Applied Statistics for Environmental Applications (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • ENVR 3000 - Applied Hydrology and Hydrogeology (Semester 5 / 42 hours)
  • ENVR 3002 - Toxicology and Contaminants in Organisms (Semester 5 / 28 hours)
  • ENVR 3012 - Advanced Geographic Information Systems (Semester 5 / 42 hours)
  • ENVR 3013 - Sustainable Technologies (Semester 5 / 42 hours)
  • ENVR 3014 - Applied Research and Entrepreneurship (Semester 5 / 42 hours)
  • ENVR 3015 - Stakeholder Engagement and Management (Semester 5 / 42 hours)
  • MENG 3013 - Fluids in the Environment (Semester 5 / 42 hours)
  • CHEM 3002 - Applied Environmental Chemistry (Semester 6 / 70 hours)
  • ENVR 3009 - Spill Response and Emergency Preparedness (Semester 6 / 42 hours)
  • ENVR 3010 - Advanced Environmental Sampling (Semester 6 / 42 hours)
  • ENVR 3016 - Atmospheric Science (Semester 6 / 42 hours)
  • Select 1 course from the available list during registration. (Semester 6 / 42 hours)
  • occurs after Semester 2 (Semester 6 / 560 hours)
  • occurs after Semester 4 (Semester 6 / 560 hours)
  • occurs after Work Term 2 (Semester 6 / 560 hours)
  • Program options may include: (Semester 6 / hours)
  • ENVR 3011 - Industrial Ecology (Semester 6 / 42 hours)
  • ENVR 3017 - Applied Research Project (Semester 6 / 42 hours)

Communications courses

  • Select 1 course from the communications list during registration. (Semester 1)
  • Select 1 course from the communications list during registration. (Semester 2)

General education courses

  • Select 1 course from the general education list during registration. (Semester 2)
  • CHEM 2002 - Applied Organic Chemistry (Semester 2)
  • ENVR 2012 - Ecosystems and Environmental Sampling (Semester 2)
  • ENVR 2013 - Limnology and Watershed Management (Semester 2)
  • ENVR 2014 - Environmental Management Systems and Audits (Semester 2)
  • ENVR 2017 - Soil Properties (Semester 2)
  • SURV 2002 - Environmental Surveying (Semester 2)
  • Select 1 course from the general education list during registration. (Semester 3)
  • Select 1 course from the general education list during registration. (Semester 4)