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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. 

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

As a graduate of this program, you may pursue future career options, such as:

  • 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

Related Careers


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