6 Semesters (3 Years)
Credential Awarded
Ontario College Advanced Diploma

About the Program

In this three-year advanced diploma program, you will build a career where urban and human needs meet to share the earth’s resources. You will focus on environmental technology, water resources and applied sciences. In your final two semesters, you will benefit from advanced computer modelling, water management and analytical courses. You will also develop problem-solving and communication skills needed to succeed in the environmental sector. 

Laptop Requirement

It is strongly recommended that you have a laptop before the first day of this program. It should include the following technical specifications:

  • Windows 10 Operating System
  • Intel i7 or equivalent processor
  • 16 GB of RAM (32 GB of RAM is recommended)
  • 256 GB Solid State Hard Drive (SSD) (512 GB SSD is recommended)
  • High-end graphics video card (consider a dedicated video card with at least 2 GB of video memory)
  • 13 inch or larger screen
  • Three USB 3.0 ports
  • Wireless 802.11ac

Webinar: Environmental Tech Programs

Are you interested in a career in the environmental sector? Join our expert faculty to learn about our Environmental Technology (3-year) and Environmental Technician (2-year) programs and have your questions answered.

Thursday, April 8 at 6 p.m. EST

Register for the Environmental Tech Programs webinar

(Click the register link for the webinar, then click the ‘Register’ button near the bottom of the Webex page to sign up)


Throughout this program you will develop the following skills:

  • Leadership
  • Problem-solving
  • Environmental assessment investigation
  • Environmental sampling
  • Data collection and management
  • Mapping
  • Computer modelling
  • Watershed planning and management
  • Land development
  • Construction monitoring
  • Surveying
  • Geospatial data analysis and interpretation
  • Environmental planning

Work Experience

Optional Co-op

Students meeting all academic requirements may have the opportunity to complete an optional co-op work term(s) in a formal work environment. In most cases the work term(s) is a full-time paid position completed between two academic semesters.  In programs with limited co-op opportunities, additional academic requirements and a passing grade on a communication assessment may be required for eligibility.  Eligibility for participation does not guarantee a work position will be secured. Additional fees are required for those participating in the optional co-op stream regardless of success in securing a work position.

Your Career

When you graduate from this program, these are the types of career options that you can explore:

  • Geospatial data analyst
  • Environmental education and awareness program co-ordinator
  • Environmental inspector
  • Watershed planner
  • Team lead for environmental sampling and monitoring teams
  • Urban and environmental planner
  • Hydrological and groundwater modelling