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 2023: 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

BIO115 Biology for Environmental Protection
CHM110 Inorganic Chemistry
CLT100 First Peoples of Canada
ENV214 Earth Science
GENED General Education Elective- online (EnP Sem 1)
MTH191 Math for Technicians

Semester 2

CHM125 Chemistry II
CMM140 Technical Writing I
ENV125 Ecology
ENV243 Environmental Law
GENED General Education Elective- online (EnP Sem 2)
MTH195 Applied Statistics

Semester 3

BIO121 Environmental Microbiology I
ENV203 Environmental Monitoring
ENV204 Environmental Chemistry
ENV225 Field Camp (ENV226 - Marine Conservation may be used as an optional credit equivalent)
ENV245 Environmental Project Planning & Management
GEO100 Applied Geomatics

Semester 4

BIO220 Environmental Microbiology II
ENV110 Environmental Industry Success
ENV210 Limnology
ENV215 Environmental Technology
ENV240 Environmental Toxicology

Semester 5

ENV370 Industrial Work placement

Semester 6

ENV380 Applied Sustainable Energy Solutions
ENV381 Health and Environment
ENV382 Environmental Risk Management
ENV383 Capstone/Applied Research Project

2023-24 3 years Ontario College Advanced Diploma

College Drive Campus – Domestic
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $2720.24 $1320.38 - - $4040.62
2 $2720.24 $1165.38 - $350 $4235.62
3 $2720.24 $1165.38 - - $3885.62

2023-24 3 years Ontario College Advanced Diploma

College Drive Campus – International
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $14807.18 $1900.38 - - $16707.56
2 $14807.18 $1745.38 - $350 $16902.56
3 $14807.18 $1745.38 - - $16552.56

2023-24 2 years Ontario College Diploma

College Drive Campus – Domestic
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $2720.24 $1320.38 - - $4040.62
2 $2720.24 $1165.38 - $350 $4235.62

2023-24 2 years Ontario College Diploma

College Drive Campus – International
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $14807.18 $1900.38 - - $16707.56
2 $14807.18 $1745.38 - $350 $16902.56


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


Canadore College has implemented Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) to enhance your learning experience in and out of the classroom while ensuring 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

You will also need:

  • 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

Ontario College Advanced Diploma along with optional certifications.

Ontario College Diploma along with optional certification in:

  • MOECC - Entry-Level Course for Drinking Water Operators (ELC)
  • Operation of Conventional Treatment Processes (At WCWC in Spring)
  • Introduction to Biosafety
  • General Safety for Containment Labs
  • Containment Level 2 Operational Practices
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Decontamination in the Laboratory
  • Laboratory Acquired Infections
  • Worker Health and Safety Awareness
  • Ontario Benthos Biomonitoring - 27 group taxonomy
  • Worker Health and Safety Awareness
  • Green Check (Advanced)

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

There are many options available to students who already have some postsecondary education.

Whether you are looking to study at Canadore from another school,  continue your education at Canadore, or looking to pursue further education elsewhere, we can help find the right path for you!

Whether you want to Transfer TO Canadore, Transfer WITHIN Canadore, or prepare to Transfer FROM Canadore, we've got you covered!

Learn more about Credit Transfer and Pathway opportunities here.