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Environmental Technician

Environmental Technician

(Optional Co-op)

Program Code:ETM
Campus:Newnham
Duration:4 Semesters (2 Years)
Offered:Fall
Credential Awarded:Ontario College 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 Technician 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. 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

Build a rewarding career in four semesters with the Environmental Technician (ETM) diploma program. Upon graduation, you’ll find exciting opportunities in environmental, engineering, planning and consulting firms, government agencies, private contractors, municipalities, utilities and telecommunication firms. Your work will include environmental assessment investigations, environmental sampling, data collection and monitoring, mapping, data management, watershed planning, land development, construction monitoring, supervision and inspection, surveying, planning and engineering design. You may find employment providing project technical support on construction projects, subdivisions and environmental protection and enhancement initiatives, as well as sampling, drafting and field support.

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 Co-op Professional Practice 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

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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
MTA111 or
MTA100
Mathematics 111 or
Mathematics 100
 
Semester 2
CHE251 Fundamentals of Chemistry
ECD252 Environmental CAD
MTA002 Mathematics II
SIP251 Sampling Instrumentation and Practices
SVE001 Surveying I
TEC400 Technical Communications
CPP100 Co-op Professional Theory (co-op option only)
 
Co-op Work Term
CWT100 Co-op Work Term (co-op option only)
 
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
 

2015/2016 Academic Year

Fall 2015

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
ECD252 Environmental CAD
MTA002 Mathematics II
SIP251 Sampling Instrumentation and Practices
SVE001 Surveying I
TEC400 Technical Communications
CPP100 Co-op Professional Theory (co-op option only)
 
Co-op Work Term
CWT100 Co-op Work Term (co-op option only)
 
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

Winter & Summer 2016

Semester 1
BEA101 CAD Fundamentals
CBE102 Title
CHE251 Title
EAC150 College English
EVS141 Environmental Science
GTY171 Geomorphology and Soils
MTA100 or
MTA111
Mathematics 111 or
Mathematics 111
 
Semester 2
ECD252 Environmental CAD
EVP151 Environmental Field Practices
MTA002 Mathematics II
SIP251 Sampling Instrumentation and Practices
SVE001 Surveying I
TEC400 Technical Communications
CPP100 Co-op Professional Theory (co-op option only)
 
Co-op Work Term
CWT100 Co-op Work Term (co-op option only)
 
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
 

2014/2015 Academic Year

Semester 1 Course 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
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
CPP200 Co-op Professional Practice (co-op option only) 1
XXXXXX General Education Option 3
 
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

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

 

Contact Us

Admissions Advisors:
Domestic Admissions Advisor: Angelie Ramirez
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22058
Angelie.Ramirez@senecacollege.ca
International Admissions Advisor: International Admissions
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22364
InternationalAdmissions@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: Ken Ellis
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22250
Ken.Ellis@senecacollege.ca
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