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Environmental Technician - Water & Wastewater Systems Operations

Lambton College

Degree:Diploma; Co-op
Field of Study:Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology
Water Quality and Wastewater Treatment Manag. and Recycling Tech./Technician
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $6,053

Fees do not include books (unless specifically noted), supplies or living costs.


Environmental Technicians, specializing in water and wastewater treatment, are in demand in Ontario for a variety of sectors including mining, oil and gas, the public service and private industry. The Environmental Technician - Water & Wastewater Systems Operations College diploma is a fast-track to qualification for employment as a licensed drinking water operator in Ontario. In addition, this program shares a delivery of courses with Northern College and as such, certain lectures will be delivered remotely via a virtual classroom. The platform used for the distance delivery will be Microsoft Teams and students will be expected to have a personal mobile device like a laptop to login and view the lectures delivered by the partner college faculty.

Students enrolled in this program will train in Lambton College's new Centre of Excellence in Energy & Bio-Industrial Technologies. The Centre offers state-of-practice technology laboratories and infrastructure to support learning and research in next-generation technologies in collaboration with industry.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Mathematics 
  •  Grade12 Chemistry 
Applicants are required to have an O.S.S.D. or equivalent, with Grade 12 English C or U; and Grade 12 Math C or U (MCT4C preferred; MAP4C accepted with minimum GPA of 60%).

Mature applicants must be at least 19 years of age by the start of classes, be out of secondary school for at least one year and usually do not have a high school diploma. Mature applicant assessment for this program is available in the Counselling Department in the subjects of English and Math. The assessment(s) will demonstrate proficiency in required admission subjects. For more information please contact the Counselling Department at ext 3412. Academic admission requirements can be obtained through Academic Upgrading and Pre-Programs at Lambton College.

Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.0]
Application Notes : International students are required to have IELTS (International English Language Testing Score) of 6.0 with no individual bands less than 5.5.

* 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 November 06, 2023