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Environmental Technology

Environmental Technology

(Optional Co-op)

Program Code:EMT
Campus:Newnham
Duration:6 Semesters (3 Years)
Offered:Fall
Credential Awarded:Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Program Description

Contribute to the future. Build a career where urban and human needs intersect with respect for the earth's resources. You could become a leader in an industry that's shaping our world.

As a student in the Environmental Technology program, you'll be technically skilled and able to constructively work within traditional engineering industries. You'll also possess leadership attributes and knowledge that will make a difference. Your studies will focus on environmental technology, water resources and applied sciences, engineering and problem-solving abilities, and public and communications skills.

In your final two semesters, you'll benefit from advanced computer modelling, water management and analytical courses. Upon graduation, you'll have the skills, understanding and ability to succeed within the environmental sector. This program is your key to a rewarding career in this exciting and fast-growing industry.

Pathways exist to other programs such as Environmental Sampling and Monitoring and Project Management – Environmental among others.

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with:
    • Grade 12 English: ENG4(C) or ENG4(U)
    • Grade 12 Mathematics: (C) or (U) or Grade 11 Mathematics: MCR3(U)
  • OR Mature Student Status (age 19 or older) with the above prerequisite course(s), their equivalent(s) or appropriate Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) Certificate program credits (see Academic Upgrading).

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Fees

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Your Career

If you're passionate about the environment, our Environmental Technology (EMT) program could have you working in a variety of rewarding roles in just six semesters. Your career could include employment with environmental, engineering, planning consulting firms, government agencies, private contractors, municipalities, utilities and telecommunication firms. Your work will involve environmental assessment investigations, environmental sampling, data collection and monitoring, mapping, data management, computer modelling, watershed planning, land development, construction monitoring, supervision and inspection, surveying, and municipal and transportation planning and engineering design. Earn your Environmental Technology advanced diploma and pursue a career as a designer, supervisor, project manager, co-ordinator, water resources modeller or inspector on construction projects, subdivisions and environmental protection and enhancement initiatives.

Co-operative Education Option

Students from both the Environmental Technology and Technician programs can benefit from an optional co-operative education program. Once you've completed semester one with passing grades in all subjects, and met appropriate GPA requirements, you'll be eligible to apply.

There are valuable services to facilitate placement opportunities available for students enrolling in the program in semester two. You'll gain access to them through the Co-op Professional Practice subject and co-op facilities. The co-op program consists of one work term from May to August that provides a wealth of valuable course-related experience, employer contacts and greater opportunities for permanent placement after graduation.

Transfer Credit/Pathways

The Degree and Credit Transfer Office provides a number of services for students continuing their education at Seneca, and for graduating students considering degree transfer options.

Through transfer agreements and institution partnerships, graduates of this Seneca College program may be eligible for credit at various post-secondary institutions. Please refer to the Degree Transfer Guide for more information.

Transfer Credit may be granted for courses deemed equivalent to courses at Seneca that have been completed at recognized postsecondary institutions. Additional information is available online.

Important Academic Dates

Please take a few moments to view Important Academic Dates for your relevant term.

Courses

Please select the curriculum from the Academic Year in which you started (or will be starting) your studies. An Academic Year begins in September and ends in August of the following year.

2016/2017 Academic Year

Semester 1
BEA101 CAD Fundamentals
EAC150 College English
EVP151 Environmental Field Practices
EVS141 Environmental Science
GTY171 Geomorphology and Soils
MTA100 or
MTA111
Mathematics 100 or
Mathematics 111
 
Semester 2
CHE251 Fundamentals of Chemistry
ECD251 Environmental CAD
MTA001 Mathematics II
SIP251 Sampling and Instrumentation Practices
SVE001 Surveying I
TEC400 Technical Communications
CPP100 Co-op Professional Theory (co-op option only)
 
Co-op Work Term 1
CWT100 Co-op Work Term
 
Semester 3
ATE351 Aquatic and Terrestrial Ecology
CHE351 Environmental Chemistry
GEM351 Soil Science and Geomechanic Principles
STA351 Environmental Statistics
SVE002 Surveying II
CPP200 Co-op Professional Practice (co-op option only)
plus: General Education Course
 
Semester 4
ELR451 Environmental Law and Regulations
GIS451 Environmental Geographic Information Systems
HDG451 Environmental Hydrology
HYD451 Applied Hydraulics for Environmental Technology
RMS451 Remote Sensing and Image Interpretation
plus: General Education Course
plus: General Education Course
 
Co-op Work Term 2
CWT200 Co-op Work Term II
 
Semester 5
ETR591 Engineering Technical Report I
GIS551 Advanced Environmental GIS
PLN551 Planning Policy and Regulations
WRM551 Fundamentals of Water Resources Modelling
WSM551 Watershed Management
 
Semester 6
EPM551 Environmental Project Management
ETR592 Engineering Technical Report II
MPT651 Municipal Engineering Systems
PPE651 Professional Practices and Ethics
WMD651 Water Management Systems Design

2015/2016 Academic Year

Semester 1
BEA101 CAD Fundamentals
EAC150 College English
EVP151 Environmental Field Practices
EVS141 Environmental Science
GTY171 Geomorphology and Soils
MTA111* Mathematics 111
 
Semester 2
CHE251 Fundamentals of Chemistry
ECD251 Environmental CAD
MTA001 Mathematics II
SIP251 Sampling and Instrumentation Practices
SVE001 Surveying I
TEC400 Technical Communications
CPP100 Co-op Professional Theory (co-op option only)
 
Co-op Work Term 1
CWT100 Co-op Work Term
 
Semester 3
ATE351 Aquatic and Terrestrial Ecology
CHE351 Environmental Chemistry
GEM351 Soil Science and Geomechanic Principles
STA351 Environmental Statistics
SVE002 Surveying II
CPP200 Co-op Professional Practice (co-op option only)
plus: General Education Course
 
Semester 4
ELR451 Environmental Law and Regulations
GIS451 Environmental Geographic Information Systems
HDG451 Environmental Hydrology
HYD451 Applied Hydraulics for Environmental Technology
RMS451 Remote Sensing and Image Interpretation
plus: General Education Course
plus: General Education Course
 
Co-op Work Term 2
CWT200 Co-op Work Term II
 
Semester 5
ETR591 Engineering Technical Report I
GIS551 Advanced Environmental GIS
PLN551 Planning Policy and Regulations
WRM551 Fundamentals of Water Resources Modelling
WSM551 Watershed Management
 
Semester 6
EPM551 Environmental Project Management
ETR592 Engineering Technical Report II
MPT651 Municipal Engineering Systems
PPE651 Professional Practices and Ethics
WMD651 Water Management Systems Design
 

* Based on the outcome of the Skills Assessment Test, students may be placed in a different mathematics course.

2014/2015 Academic Year

Semester 1 Courset Name Hrs/Wk
BEA001 CAD Fundamentals 4
EAC150 College English 3
EBE151 Introduction to Engineering and Built Environment 2
EVP151 Environmental Field Practices 1
EVS141 Environmental Science 3
GTY151 Geomorphology and Geology 4
HSP151 Health and Safety Practices 1
MTA001 Mathematics I 3
 
Semester 2 Course Name Hrs/Wk
CHE251 Fundamentals of Chemistry 6
ECD251 Environmental CAD 3
MTA002 Mathematics II 3
SIP251 Sampling Instrumentation and Practices 3
SVE001 Surveying I 4
XXXXXX General Education Option 3
CPP100 Co-op Professional Theory (co-op option only) 1
 
Co-op Work Term 1
CWT100 Co-op Work-Term (co-op option only)
 
Semester 3 Course Name Hrs/Wk
ATE351 Aquatic and Terrestrial Ecology 4
CHE351 Environmental Chemistry 6
GEM351 Soil Science and Geomechanic Principles 4
STA351 Environmental Statistics 3
SVE002 Surveying II 4
XXXXXX General Education Option 3
CPP200 Co-op Professional Practice (co-op option only) 1
 
Semester 4 Course Name Hrs/Wk
ELR451 Environmental Law and Regulations 3
GIS451 Environmental Geographic Information Systems 3
HDG451 Environmental Hydrology 3
HYD451 Applied Hydraulics for Environmental Technology 4
RMS451 Remote Sensing and Image Interpretation 3
TEC400 Technical Communications 3
XXXXXX General Education Option 3
 
Co-op Work Term 2
CWT200 Co-op Work-Term II (co-op option only)
 
Semester 5 Course Name Hrs/Wk
EPM551 Environmental Project Management 3
ETR591 Engineering Technical Report I 2
GIS551 Advanced Environmental GIS 4
LDS551 Landscape Practices 4
PLN551 Planning Policy and Regulations 5
WRM551 Fundamentals of Water Resources Modeling 4
 
Semester 6 Course Name Hrs/Wk
AMA651 Advanced Modelling Applications 4
ETR592 Engineering Technical Report II 3
MPT651 Municipal Engineering Systems 4
PPE651 Professional Practices and Ethics 3
WMD651 Water Management Systems Design 4

Contact Us

Admissions Advisors:
Domestic Admissions Advisor: Angelie Ramirez
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22058
Angelie.Ramirez@senecacollege.ca
International Admissions Advisor: Valentyna Gorodovych
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22432
Valentyna.Gorodovych@senecacollege.ca
Registration & Records Advisor:
  Mizhi Wang
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22468
Mizhi-Michelle.Wan@senecacollege.ca
Program Contacts:
Student Advisor: Tara Lilley
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22834
Tara.Lilley@senecacollege.ca
Program Coordinator: Mahipal Jadeja
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 26380
Mahipal.Jadeja@senecacollege.ca
Co-op Coordinator: Myriam Rodriguez
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22361
Myriam.Rodriguez@senecacollege.ca
Program Chair (Acting): Ken Ellis
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22250
Ken.Ellis@senecacollege.ca
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