Kwantlen Polytechnic University

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Environmental Protection Technology

Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Faculty:Faculty of Science & Horticulture
Degree:Diploma; Co-op
Field of Study:Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians, Other
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $5,264
International: $22,754


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.


Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*70
Additional Admission Requirements:
    For Environmental Protection Technology students to qualify for the first Co-op work semester, students must successfully achieve the following: satisfactory standing and completion of first year program courses, successful completion of COOP 1101, and permission of the Co-op Instructor.

    * 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 September 02, 2022