DCT010 - Dry Cleaners Enviro Certification

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Subject Title
Dry Cleaners Enviro Certification

Subject Description
This course provides required training and certification for owners of dry cleaning establishments in the Province of Ontario, in compliance with the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change Regulation 323/94, the Dry Cleaners Regulation under the Environmental Protection Act (1994), which states that dry cleaning establishments must have at least one employee on staff certified through this course.

Credit Status
Non Credit

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  • Meet the requirements of Ontario Regulation 323/94 by operating dry cleaning equipment in ways to manage contaminants and wastes related to dry cleaning operations and to minimize their discharge into the natural environment
  • Implement procedures that meet the requirements of other federal, provincial and municipal regulations pertaining to the environment
  • Monitor and identify opportunities to improve the efficiency of water, energy and solvent use in the operations of your establishment
  • Explore alternative techniques for improved environmental performance
  • Implement good environmental management practices

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on http://library.senecacollege.ca for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.

This subject is open to all dry cleaner owners and operators in the province of Ontario.

Topic Outline
Module 1

  • Introduction to the Course and Certification Requirements
Module 2
  • Dry Cleaning Processes
Module 3
  • Environmental Management in the Dry Cleaning Industry
Module 4
  • Working with Solvents - Preventing Air Emissions
Module 5
  • Working with Solvents - Preventing Soil and Water Contamination
Module 6
  • Safety and Emergency Procedures
Module 7
  • Alternative Technologies and Processes
Module 8
  • Legislation and Regulations

Mode of Instruction
Primarily lectures, small group discussions, individual and group exercises. Student will write the certification exam at the end of the training session.

Self study of course Guidebook

Prescribed Texts
Dry Cleaners Environmental management Training Course: Certification Course Guidebook. Sustainable Development Consulting Associates Inc. (manual is supplied to all students who register in this course).

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online (http://www.senecacollege.ca/academic-policy) or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.

Modes of Evaluation
To successfully complete the certification course, students are required to pass a 2 hour open book exam. Students in the in-class training complete the exam at the end of the training session. Students in the distance learning option are required to complete the exam at an approved test centre.

Student who achieve 70% or better the exam will receive a grade of SAT.

Students who achieve less than 70% will be given a grade of  UNSAT.

Approved by: Denis Gravelle