Environmental Technician – Protection & Compliance
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.
Real Hands-on Experience
Theoretical knowledge is complemented by field trips, a four-day fall field camp, hands-on laboratory sessions and practical outdoor field experience. Field work is conducted within our beautiful forested campus, on local lakes, and at select nearby destinations. Laboratory sessions are conducted in Canadore’s large, well-equipped laboratories.
Ministry Of The Environment Entry Level Course For Drinking Water Operators
Students who successfully complete this course will have met the requirements of the Ministry of the Environment’s Entry-Level Course for Drinking Water Operators. This course is delivered by Canadore College in partnership with the Ministry of the Environment and the Walkerton Clean Water Centre. Students are also prepared for and encouraged to write their Provincial Operator-In-Training Certificate in Water Treatment, Water Distribution, Wastewater Collection and Wastewater Treatment; provincial exams are scheduled at the college in the spring and fall period.
Environmental Field Camp
During your four semesters at Canadore, you are required to attend the environmental field camp course in the second year of the program. Modern cabins and food are included in the ancillary fee cost to attend this four day, three-night field camp. Students apply “hands-on” experience in GPS navigation and GIS technology, obtain GPS Greencheck certification, learn about current sustainable forestry practices, perform an aquatic stream assessment, and complete an environmental terrestrial assessment.
Walkerton Clean Water Center
The Walkerton Clean Water Center is a drinking water research centre that works to safeguard Ontario's water supply. Please visit www.wcwc.ca, for more information
What You Learn
OSSD or equivalent with Grade 12 Compulsory English ,or, a Graduate from Canadore College's Pre-Health program or equivalent
Semester One - Fall 2013:
BIO115 Biology for Environmental Protection
CHM110 Chemistry I
CMM140Technical Writing I
ENV214 Earth Science
CLT100 Cultural Safety
MTH191 Math for Technicians
Semester Two - Winter 2014:
CHM125 Chemistry II
PHY150 Foundations of Physics
MTH195 Applied Statistics
Semester Three - Fall 2014:
BIO121Environmental Microbiology I
ENV245 Environmental Project Planning and Management
GEO100 Applied Geomatics
ENV225 Field Camp
Semester Four - Winter 2015:
BIO220 Environmental Microbiology II
ENV215 Environmental Technology
ENV240 Environmental Toxicology
ENV260 State of the Environment
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- GPS Greencheck Certification - Level I, II, III
- Pleasure Craft Operator Card
- GIS Course
Operator in Training Certification (OIT)
Students who are interested in pursuing a career in water/waste water treatment are prepared to challenge the provincial OIT exam at the end of the fourth semester.
Diploma to Degree
- Athabasca University
- Griffith University
- Nipissing University
- Wilfrid Laurier University
- University of Windsor