|Field of Study:||Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians, Other
Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology
|Description:||Increased concern regarding the protection and management of the environment has resulted in the environmental field becoming one of the leading growth industries in Canada and abroad. This program meets the demand for trained technologists and environmental scientists in the areas of "Brownfield" redevelopment, environmental monitoring, regulatory compliance and enforcement. It was developed in consultation with representatives from the environmental industry. The program is reviewed and updated by a Program Advisory Committee comprised of practitioners from the consulting, manufacturing, and public sectors.
For qualified college or university graduates, you will find that this program enhances your existing skills and competencies. Your training will prepare you to act as a key player in responding to today's environmental challenges. Your studies will focus on the application of current engineering and scientific principles to protect and manage the environment in the following areas: Environmental Monitoring and Investigations; Environmental Auditing and Assessment; Management and Cleanup of Contaminated Sites; Environmental Enforcement and Regulations; Solid and Hazardous Waste Management; 40 Hour HAZWOPER Training; Water Quality; and Air Quality Monitoring and Permitting.
Graduates will be prepared to write Ministry of Environment Operator in Training (OIT) and Water Quality Analyst (WQA) licensing exams. Courses taken in the program can also be submitted to the Ontario Association of Certified Technologists and Technicians and the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario in meeting part of the academic requirement for licensure by those associations. Classroom instruction will be complemented by environmental monitoring training in the field, visits to solid waste and industrial facilities, health and safety training and visits to sites undergoing environmental investigations or clean-up. The 40-hour HAZWOPER training course is offered as part of the program curriculum. During the completion of a term project, students are provided with mentoring advice from practicing environmental engineers, technologists, and scientists.