4 Semesters (2 Years)
Credential Awarded
Ontario College Diploma

About the Program

In this two-year diploma program, you will learn about environmental technology, water resources and applied sciences to gain the problem-solving skills needed for success in the environmental sector.  As a graduate you will be training to work as an environmental technician within traditional and environmental engineering industries. 

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 skill:

  • Collect representative environmental samples and perform routine tests
  • Use scientific concepts and models when contributing to the prevention, control and elimination of environmental hazards and remediation of contaminated sites
  • Analyze water, soil and air samples address related-environmental problems
  • Follow standard procedures for conducting environmental sampling projects
  • Promote and maintain sustainable practices
  • Perform work responsibilities adhering to standards of professional conduct
  • Complete assigned tasks in adherence to occupational health and safety standards
  • Follow established protocols in support of environmental management systems
  • Provide ongoing support for project management
  • Communicate technical information
  • Develop and present strategies for ongoing personal and professional development

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:

  • Environmental assessment investigator
  • Environmental construction monitor
  • Environmental sampling and monitoring team member