Environmental Technology

3 years Ontario College Advanced Diploma

2 years Ontario College Diploma

Train in a number of outdoor labs and participate in a GPS race on the trails. Work placement option in third year.


Upcoming Intake: Fall 2021, College Drive – North Bay

The environmental sector is growing and there is an emergence of new “green” jobs – locally, nationally and globally. Professionals are needed to deal with climate change issues, land restoration, water conservation, water management, and other sustainability concerns. This program offers you the opportunity to learn hands-on from experienced professors in the lab and in the field, and gain the skills you need to launch an exciting and relevant career. 


Your Future Career 

  • Government agencies and ministries 
  • Energy sector 
  • Conservation authorities 
  • Natural resources 
  • Water agencies 
  • Private corporations 


What You Learn – 2 yrs

  • Microbiology and toxicology 
  • Environmental monitoring 
  • Biology and chemistry 
  • Drinking water provincial certification 
  • Benthos biomonitoring provincial certification 
  • Earth science and ecology 
  • Applied geomatics 


What You Learn – 3 yrs

  • Sustainable energy solutions 
  • Health and environment
  • Environmental risk management
  • Applied research
  • Work placement

OSSD or equivalent, ENG4C or ENG4U

If English is not your first language you must provide proof of English competency.

View current English Language Proficiency Requirements.

Academic Upgrading

Semester 1

BIO 115 Biology for Environmental Protection
CHM 110 Inorganic Chemistry
ENV 214 Earth Science
ENV 110 Environmental Industry Success
MTH 191 Math for Technicians
GENED GenEd Elective (EnTech Sem 1)
GENED GenEd Elective (EnvTe Sem 1)

Semester 2

ENV 243 Environmental Law
CHM 125 Chemistry II
ENV 125 Ecology
CMM 140 Technical Writing I
MTH 195 Applied Statistics
GENED General Education Elective (EnTech Sem 2)
GENED General Education Elective (EnvTe Sem 2)

Semester 3

BIO 121 Environmental Microbiology I
ENV 203 Environmental Monitoring
ENV 204 Environmental Chemistry
ENV 245 Environmental Project Planning & Management
GEO 100 Applied Geomatics
ENV 225 Field Camp
ENV 226 Marine Conservation (Optional Credit Equivalent)

Semester 4

BIO 220 Environmental Microbiology II
CLT 100 Canada's First Peoples
ENV 210 Limnology
ENV 215 Environmental Technology
ENV 240 Environmental Toxicology

Semester 5

ENV 370 Industrial Work placement

Semester 6

ENV 380 Applied Sustainable Energy Solutions
ENV 381 Health and Environment
ENV 382 Environmental Risk Management
ENV 383 Capstone/Applied Research Project

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

2021-2022 3 years Ontario College Advanced Diploma

College Drive Campus – Domestic
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $2720.24 $908 - $380 $4008.24
2 $2720.24 $758 - $380 $3858.24
3 $2720.24 $758 - - $3478.24

2021-2022 3 years Ontario College Advanced Diploma

College Drive Campus – International
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $13179.52 $1488 - $380 $15047.52
2 $13179.52 $1338 - $380 $14897.52
3 $13179.52 $1338 - - $14517.52

2021-2022 2 years Ontario College Diploma

College Drive Campus – Domestic
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $2720.24 $908 - $380 $4008.24
2 $2720.24 $758 - $380 $3858.24

2021-2022 2 years Ontario College Diploma

College Drive Campus – International
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $13179.52 $1488 - $380 $15047.52
2 $13179.52 $1338 - $380 $14897.52

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 Advanced Diploma

Ontario College Diploma along with optional certification in:

Introduction to Biosafety Operator in Training (MOEE/Water/ Waste Water/Distribution/Collection)
General Safety for Containment Labs Green Check (Level 1)
Containment Level 2 Operational Practices Ontario Benthos Biomonitoring - 27 group taxonomy
Personal Protective Equipment Operation of Conventional Treatment Processes (At WCWC in Spring)
Decontamination in the Laboratory  Fish Identification (PADI)
Laboratory Acquired Infections Open Water (PADI)    
WHMIS Coral Watch (PADI)
Worker Health and Safety Awareness Underwater Digital Photography (PADI)
Vancouver Aquarium - Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup  Peak Performance Buoyancy (PADI)
Entry Level Drinking Water  

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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