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 7-week 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
  • 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 either provide proof of English competency or take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS). You must have a minimum overall band score of 5.5 on IELTS, or a minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper based) or 213 (computer scored) or 80 IBT (internet based) to be admitted to a postsecondary program at the college. SPP in India requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0

Academic Upgrading

Semester 1

GEO 100 Applied Geomatics 1
ENV 215 Environmental Technology
ENV 255 Environmental Analysis
ENV 350 Environmental Career Success
ENV 343 Environmental Law II
ENV 325 Standard Operation Practices and Field Procedures
ENV 345 Sustainability Management
ENV 226 Marine Conservation (Optional Credit Equivalent)

Semester 2

GEO 120 Applied Geomatics II
ENV 256 Environmental Data Analysis
ENV 257 Environmental Auditing, Impact and Risk Assessment
ENV 258 Environmental Management Systems, Standards, Practices
ENV 259 Environmental Resource Management
ENV 265 Work Placement

2018-2019 1 year Ontario College Graduate Certificate

College Drive Campus – Domestic
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $4017.02 $1154 - $350 $5521.02

2018-2019 1 year Ontario College Graduate Certificate

College Drive Campus – International
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $15566.88 $1742 - $350 $17658.88

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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