Centennial College - Graduate Programs

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Environmental Technology (Fast Track/ Co-Op)

Centennial College - Graduate Programs

Faculty:School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science
Degree:Post-diploma; Co-op; Advanced
Field of Study:Natural Resources Management and Policy, Other
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $3,961
International: $18,126


You should consider Centennial College’s Environmental Technology (Fast Track/Co-op) if you previously completed college or university in a related discipline. Qualified graduates will gain direct admission into year two (semester three) of this three-year program and graduate in two years (four semesters). During the time you spend in the offering, you will not only be prepared for the constantly changing field of environmental technology through classroom learning, but also through a co-op component. Firstly, practical training in the three foundation disciplines of chemistry, biology and civil engineering will ensure that you gain the know-how to understand and manage complex environmental problems. You will also learn about advanced analytical chemistry, hazardous material management and municipal engineering. Secondly, you will partake in hands-on activities that will teach you to function effectively with the tools and equipment used in: Microbiology; Ecological field sampling; Analytical chemistry; Hazardous material management; Surveying and municipal engineering; AutoCAD drawing; Geographic Information Systems (GIS) mapping.

Laboratory practice in water quality testing, groundwater movement, computer aided environmental audits and the chemistry of pollutants will round out the skills needed to analyze and remediate the urban environment. This unique combination of technical competencies will greatly increase your career options. Also increasing your career options will be the co-op element, which will allow you to enhance your education by working as a paid employee in the field. This experience will see you put classroom learning into practice and provide you with valuable contacts for future careers. Please note: After semester four of this Environmental Technology (Fast Track/Co-op) program, you will have met the requirements for the Ministry of the Environment (MOE) Entry-Level Courses for Drinking Water Operators and be qualified to write the Ontario Ministry of the Environment (MOE) Operator-in-Training and Water Quality Analyst exams.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    College diploma or university degree in science, engineering, or related discipline. Co-op Requirements: Minimum 2.5 CGPA and completion of all core courses and a minimum C grade in COMM-170-171 are required to qualify for COOP-221 and subsequent co-op work placements. Departmental academic standards for co-op eligibility also applies.
    Additional Admission Requirements:
      Transcript and resume review is required. Centennial College English Skills Assessment is required (score of 170 or 171 is required for admission).

      * 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 13, 2022