|Faculty:||Algonquin College in the Ottawa Valley (Pembroke)
|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.
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Amounts include tuition fee, program specific lab and material fees, applicable eText fees, Students` Association fees and compulsory ancillary fees.