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The Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology Diploma in Environmental Technician (Co-op and Non Co-op Version)
The Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology

Diploma in Environmental Technician (Co-op and Non Co-op Version)

Pembroke, Canada

2 Years

English

Full time

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Sep 2024

USD 13,570

On-Campus

Introduction

Preserve the present for the future - explore a career in the environmental sciences.

The two-year Environmental Technician program, delivered in a compressed format over 42 weeks, offers theoretical and extensive practical education in all areas of environmental sciences.

You explore the disciplines of biology, chemistry, physical science, and engineering as you learn to collect, measure, and analyze variables commonly considered in environmental studies. Gain field and laboratory experience in soil, water, and air testing as you develop a basic knowledge of:

  • Freshwater environment systems
  • Soils and landforms
  • The chemistry of pollutants
  • Ecological processes

Use the appropriate tools and equipment needed in biology, hydrology, ecological field sampling, and analytical chemistry.

This program includes applied research projects that allow you to apply skills and theory to real environmental issues, all while supporting important community initiatives, such as:

  • Water quality monitoring and implementation of agricultural best management practices in the Muskrat Lake watershed
  • Soil testing, weather/climate monitoring, and pest/disease surveying for a local vineyard

Benefit from the opportunity to gain more than 20 certifications in various preferred specialties including provincial certification in water and wastewater operation, electrofishing, and geospatial analysis.

Students also have the option to gain real-world experience through a paid co-operative education (co-op) work term (see Additional Information for more details). Please note that places in the co-op work term are subject to availability and academic eligibility. Please note admission to the co-op program does not guarantee a co-op placement.

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