Algonquin College

Environmental Technician

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Program Information

School:Algonquin College
Faculty:Algonquin College in the Ottawa Valley (Pembroke)
Degree:Diploma; Co-op
Field of Study:Environmental Science
Description:This two-year Ontario College Diploma program, delivered in a compressed format over 45 weeks, is designed to meet the current and growing need for skilled entry-level practitioners within the environmental sciences sector. Students have the opportunity to gain invaluable workplace experience through an optional paid co-op placement. The accelerated program delivery allows graduates to enter the workforce sooner than those who enrol in a traditional two-year college offering. Students obtain theoretical and extensive practical training in four disciplines of environmental sciences: biology, chemistry, physical science, and engineering, and learn to collect, measure and analyze variables commonly considered in environmental projects. Students learn to use the appropriate tools and equipment needed in biology, hydrology, ecological field sampling and analytical chemistry. The program provides field and laboratory experience in soil, water and air testing and combines it with a basic knowledge of freshwater environment systems, soils and landforms, the chemistry of pollutants and ecological processes. Students learn to work effectively within a regulatory framework that demands knowledge of standard operating procedures, quality controls and compliance practices.

This program offers one co-operative education (Co-op) Work Term(s) option. Qualified students with a minimum GPA of 2.7, have the opportunity to apply for paid co-op employment to gain valuable work experience and networks within industry.
URL:Environmental Technician at Algonquin College
Course Based:Yes
Length:45 Week(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $5,058
International: $15,584

Amounts include tuition fee, program specific lab and material fees, applicable eText fees, Students` Association fees and compulsory ancillary fees.

Admission Requirements


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

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Mathematics 

English, Grade 12 (ENG4C or equivalent). Mathematics, Grade 12 (MAP4C or equivalent). Biology Grade 11 or 12 is strongly recommended. Chemistry Grade 11 or 12 is strongly recommended.

* 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 July 24, 2016