Environmental Management

1 year Ontario College Graduate Certificate

One-week environmental field trip


Advance your education with specialized training in environmental management designed to complement your previous training and improve your employability skills. This Graduate Certificate program is hands-on, with a large portion of the training happening in the field – the living lab. Join this trending career field and help manage a changing planet.

This program has a 160-hour volunteer work placement opportunity!

Your Future Career

  • Public/private environmental compliance sector
  • Government agencies and ministries
  • Environmental consulting
  • Water/wastewater treatment industry
  • Energy, forestry, and mining sectors
  • Environmental groups and organizations

What You Learn

  • Environmental field techniques
  • Environmental impact assessment
  • Drinking water provincial certification
  • Geomatics (GPS/GIS training)
  • Sustainability and resource management
  • Data analysis, interpretation and modelling
  • Environmental auditing and compliance

Member of the Canadian Colleges and Universities Environmental Network 

Graduate from a related 2-year technician diploma or a 3-year technology diploma program with a GPA of 3.2 or higher. Or graduate from a related university program, e.g., Bachelor of Environmental Studies, Environmental Science, Environmental Geography, Environmental Biology, Chemistry, Biology, or related degree program from an international university, with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

If English is not your first language you must provide proof of English competency. View current English Language Proficiency Requirements.

Academic Upgrading

Semester 1

GEO100 Applied Geomatics
ENV343 Environmental Law II
ENV259 Environmental Resource Management
ENV257 Environmental Site Assessment and Auditing
ENV256 Environmental Data Analysis
ENV345 Sustainability Management
ENV350 Environmental Career Success

Semester 2

GEO120 Applied Geomatics II (10 weeks)
ENV215 Environmental Technology
ENV255 Environmental Field Techniques
ENV325 Environmental Impact Assessment and Field Camp
ENV258 Environmental Management Systems and Risk Assessment (10 weeks)
ENV265 Work Placement (4 week placement)

Ancillary fees have been reviewed as a result of COVID-19 and alternative service and program delivery plans. For current ancillary fees details please see https://www.canadorecollege.ca/get-started/money/fees-and-expenses

2020-2021 1 year Ontario College Graduate Certificate

College Drive Campus – Domestic
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $3615.3 $1234.09 - $350 $5199.39

Check out the Campus Bookstore to not only purchase your textbooks but also view your book list before the semester starts. 

Students will require:

  • Laptop
  • Internet access with unlimited internet package
  • Outdoor seasonal clothing (in particular winter boots, ski pants, parka, gloves, scarf, mitts, toque, and for fall, fall outer gear, weather proof/rain proof, rain boots, etc.)
  • Lab Coat
  • Lab Kit

Canadore College will implement Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) in Fall 2020 to enhance students’ learning experience in and out of the classroom and to ensure student flexibility in learning. To learn more about BYOD and to find out what is required for your program, please visit https://www.canadorecollege.ca/BYOD

Ontario College Graduate Certificate along with optional certification in:

WHMIS Green Check (Level 1)
Worker Health and Safety Awareness Operation of Conventional Treatment Processes (At WCWC in Spring)
Vancouver Aquarium - Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup Fish Identification (PADI)
Entry Level Drinking Water   Open Water (PADI)    
Operator in Training (MOEE/Water/Waste Water/Distribution/Collection) Coral Watch (PADI)
Peak Performance Buoyancy (PADI) Underwater Digital Photography (PADI)

Learning outcomes represent culminating demonstrations of learning and achievement. In addition, learning outcomes are interrelated and cannot be viewed in isolation of one another. As such, they should be viewed as a comprehensive whole. They describe performances that demonstrate that significant integrated learning by graduates of the program has been achieved.

View Program Vocational Learning Outcomes

View course outlines

Students and graduates who are looking to further their education have many options available. Explore the Transfer and Pathway Guide to learn more about these opportunities.