Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Environmental Protection

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Program Information

School:Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Faculty:Faculty of Science & Horticulture
Degree:Diploma; Co-op
Field of Study:Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians, Other
Description:Environmental protection technologists provide an invaluable service to society by helping protect and sustain the long-term health of our ecosystems. This program operates with two four-month Co-op work terms. KPU has been successful in arranging unique and challenging placements with government agencies such as Environment Canada and the BC Ministry of the Environment, with environmental consultants, and with other industries. Most importantly, these Co-op placements facilitate entry into successful careers by the Environmental Protection Technology graduates.

Environmental consultants, industry, and government seek out graduates from the environmental protection technology program. Our graduates have developed the skills needed to offer professional advice on a wide range of subjects, including: environmental impact assessment; hazardous and non-hazardous waste management; waste reduction and reuse strategies; air, soil and water pollution prevention and monitoring; compliance auditing; and contaminate site investigation and remediation. This skill set is based on an integrated, hands-on training program that gives graduates a good working knowledge of physical and life sciences including general biology, ecology, toxicology, chemistry, physics, and statistics.
URL:Environmental Protection at Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
Provincial: $4,170
National: $4,170

The Co-operative Education tuition fee is $625.50 per full-time work term and $312.75 per part-time work term.

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*70

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade11 Precalculus  or  Grade11 Foundations for College Mathematics (MAP4C)  or  Grade11 Principles of Mathematics  or  Grade11 Applied Mathematics 
  •  Grade11 Chemistry 

A minimum C+ grade in Grade 11 Chemistry is required.

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on August 08, 2017