School of Environmental Studies and Biotechnology

Environmental Management

1 year Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Train in the field and gain your drinking water certification


Advance your education with this specialized environmental training 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 240-hour volunteer work placement opportunity!

Your Future Career

  • Public/private environmental compliance sector
  • Water/waste water treatment industry
  • Private environmental or engineering company
  • Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks
  • Forestry industry
  • Mining industry

What You Learn

  • Field sampling techniques
  • Drinking water certification
  • GPS/GIS training
  • Resource management
  • Environmental auditing and analysis
  • Applied geomatics
  • Risk assessment
  • Environmental technology

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 or 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. You must have a minimum overall band score of 6.0, with no band less than 5.5, on the Academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or equivalent accepted English language proficiency test to be admitted to a postsecondary program at the college. Notwithstanding the above, the English proficiency standards required to obtain Study Permits and Temporary Resident Visas from Canadian Embassies vary around the world. The higher English language proficiency standard will apply.

Academic Upgrading

Semester 1

GEO100 Applied Geomatics 1
ENV215 Environmental Technology
ENV255 Environmental Analysis
ENV350 Environmental Career Success
ENV343 Environmental Law II
ENV325 Standard Operation Practices and Field Procedures
ENV345 Sustainability Management
ENV226 Marine Conservation (Optional Credit)

Semester 2

GEO120 Applied Geomatics II
ENV256 Environmental Data Analysis
ENV257 Environmental Auditing, Impact and Risk Assessment (Hybrid - 7 wks in class, 7 wks online)
ENV258 Environmental Management Systems, Standards, Practices and Aspects
ENV259 Environmental Resource Management (Hybrid - 7 wks in class, 7 wks online)
ENV265 Work Placement (Hybrid - 7 wks in class, 7 wks online while on placement)

2019-2020 1 year Ontario College Graduate Certificate

College Drive Campus – Domestic
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $3615.3 $1046.72 - 1186.72 - $350 $5152.02

2019-2020 1 year Ontario College Graduate Certificate

College Drive Campus – International
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $16033.89 $1696.72 - 1773.72 - $350 $18157.61

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.

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