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Environmental Technician

Environmental Technician

Program Code:ETM
Campus:Newnham
Duration:4 Semesters (2 Years)
Offered:Fall
Credential Awarded:Ontario College Diploma
Work-Integrated Learning:Optional Co-op

Program Description

Contribute to the future. Build a career where urban and human needs intersect with respect for the earth's resources. You could become a leader in an industry that's shaping our world.

As a student in the Environmental Technician program, you'll be technically skilled and able to constructively work within traditional engineering industries. You'll also possess leadership attributes and knowledge that will make a difference.

Your studies will focus on environmental technology, water resources and applied sciences, engineering and problem solving abilities, and public and communications skills. Upon graduation, you'll have the skills, understanding and ability to succeed within the environmental sector.

This program is your key to a rewarding career in this exciting and fast-growing industry.

Pathways exist to other programs such as Project Management – Environmental among others.

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with:
    • Grade 12 English: ENG4(C) or ENG4(U)
    • Grade 12 Mathematics: (C) or (U) or Grade 11 Mathematics: MCR3(U)
  • OR Mature Student Status (age 19 or older) with the above prerequisite course(s), their equivalent(s) or appropriate Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) Certificate program credits (see Academic Upgrading).

    Note:

    • Students who do not meet these requirements may be given an alternate offer for the Applied Science and Technology Fundamentals certificate program.

Fees

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Your Career

Build a rewarding career in four semesters with the Environmental Technician (ETM) diploma program. Upon graduation, you’ll find exciting opportunities in environmental, engineering, planning and consulting firms, government agencies, private contractors, municipalities, utilities and telecommunication firms. Your work will include environmental assessment investigations, environmental sampling, data collection and monitoring, mapping, data management, watershed planning, land development, construction monitoring, supervision and inspection, surveying, planning and engineering design. You may find employment providing project technical support on construction projects, subdivisions and environmental protection and enhancement initiatives, as well as sampling, drafting and field support.

Work-Integrated Learning - Optional

Optional Co-op

Students meeting all academic requirements may have the opportunity to complete an optional co-op work term(s) in a formal work environment. In most cases the work term(s) is a full-time paid position completed between two academic semesters.  In programs with limited co-op opportunities, additional academic requirements and a passing grade on a communication assessment may be required for eligibility.  Eligibility for participation does not guarantee a work position will be secured. Additional fees are required for those participating in the optional co-op stream regardless of success in securing a work position.

Transfer Credit/Pathways

The Degree and Credit Transfer Office provides a number of services for students continuing their education at Seneca, and for graduating students considering degree transfer options.

Through transfer agreements and institution partnerships, graduates of this Seneca College program may be eligible for credit at various post-secondary institutions. Please refer to the Degree Transfer Guide for more information.

Transfer Credit may be granted for courses deemed equivalent to courses at Seneca that have been completed at recognized postsecondary institutions. Additional information is available online.

Important Academic Dates

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Courses

Please select the curriculum from the Academic Year in which you started (or will be starting) your studies. An Academic Year begins in September and ends in August of the following year.

Also see: English and General Education requirements.

2017/2018 Academic Year

Semester 1
BEA101 CAD Fundamentals
EAC150 College English
EVP151 Environmental Field Practices
EVS141 Environmental Science
GTY171 Geomorphology and Soils
MTA111 or
MTA100
Mathematics 111 or
Mathematics 100
 
Semester 2
CHE251 Fundamentals of Chemistry
ECD252 Environmental CAD
MTA002 Mathematics II
SIP251 Sampling Instrumentation and Practices
SVE001 Surveying I
TEC400 Technical Communications
WTP100 Work Term Preparation (Work-Integrated Learning option only)
 
Work-Integrated Learning Term
ETM331 Environmental Technician, Co-op (Work-Integrated Learning option only)
 
Semester 3
ATE351 Aquatic and Terrestrial Ecology
CHE351 Environmental Chemistry
GEM351 Soil Science and Geomechanic Principles
STA351 Environmental Statistics
SVE002 Surveying II
plus: General Education Course
 
Semester 4
ELR451 Environmental Law and Regulations
GIS451 Environmental Geographic Information Systems
HDG451 Environmental Hydrology
HYD451 Applied Hydraulics for Environmental Technology
RMS451 Remote Sensing and Image Interpretation
plus: General Education Course
plus: General Education Course

2016/2017 Academic Year

Semester 1
BEA101 CAD Fundamentals
EAC150 College English
EVP151 Environmental Field Practices
EVS141 Environmental Science
GTY171 Geomorphology and Soils
MTA111 or
MTA100
Mathematics 111 or
Mathematics 100
 
Semester 2
CHE251 Fundamentals of Chemistry
ECD252 Environmental CAD
MTA002 Mathematics II
SIP251 Sampling Instrumentation and Practices
SVE001 Surveying I
TEC400 Technical Communications
CPP100 or
WTP100
Co-op Professional Theory (Work-Integrated Learning option only) or
Work Term Preparation (Work-Integrated Learning option only)
 
Work-Integrated Learning Term
CWT100 or
ETM331
Work Term (Work-Integrated Learning option only) or
Environmental Technician, Co-op (Work-Integrated Learning option only)
 
Semester 3
ATE351 Aquatic and Terrestrial Ecology
CHE351 Environmental Chemistry
GEM351 Soil Science and Geomechanic Principles
STA351 Environmental Statistics
SVE002 Surveying II
CPP200 or
WIL100
Work-Integrated Learning Professional Practice (Work-Integrated Learning option only) or
Work-Integrated Learning (Work-Integrated Learning option only)
plus: General Education Course
 
Semester 4
ELR451 Environmental Law and Regulations
GIS451 Environmental Geographic Information Systems
HDG451 Environmental Hydrology
HYD451 Applied Hydraulics for Environmental Technology
RMS451 Remote Sensing and Image Interpretation
plus: General Education Course
plus: General Education Course

2015/2016 Academic Year

Fall 2015

Semester 1
BEA101 CAD Fundamentals
EAC150 College English
EVP151 Environmental Field Practices
EVS141 Environmental Science
GTY171 Geomorphology and Soils
MTA111 Mathematics 111
 
Semester 2
CHE251 Fundamentals of Chemistry
ECD252 Environmental CAD
MTA002 Mathematics II
SIP251 Sampling Instrumentation and Practices
SVE001 Surveying I
TEC400 Technical Communications
CPP100 or
WTP100
Co-op Professional Theory (Work-Integrated Learning option only) or
Work Term Preparation (Work-Integrated Learning option only)
 
Work-Integrated Learning Term
CWT100 or
ETM331
Work Term (Work-Integrated Learning option only) or
Environmental Technician, Co-op (Work-Integrated Learning option only)
 
Semester 3
ATE351 Aquatic and Terrestrial Ecology
CHE351 Environmental Chemistry
GEM351 Soil Science and Geomechanic Principles
STA351 Environmental Statistics
SVE002 Surveying II
CPP200 or
WIL100
Work-Integrated Learning Professional Practice (Work-Integrated Learning option only) or
Work-Integrated Learning (Work-Integrated Learning option only)
plus: General Education Course
 
Semester 4
ELR451 Environmental Law and Regulations
GIS451 Environmental Geographic Information Systems
HDG451 Environmental Hydrology
HYD451 Applied Hydraulics for Environmental Technology
RMS451 Remote Sensing and Image Interpretation
plus: General Education Course
plus: General Education Course

Winter & Summer 2016

Semester 1
BEA101 CAD Fundamentals
CHE251 Fundamentals of Chemistry
EAC150 College English
EVS141 Environmental Science
GTY171 Geomorphology and Soils
MTA100 or
MTA111
Mathematics 111 or
Mathematics 111
 
Semester 2
ECD252 Environmental CAD
EVP151 Environmental Field Practices
MTA002 Mathematics II
SIP251 Sampling Instrumentation and Practices
SVE001 Surveying I
TEC400 Technical Communications
CPP100 or
WTP100
Co-op Professional Theory (Work-Integrated Learning option only) or
Work Term Preparation (Work-Integrated Learning option only)
 
Work-Integrated Learning Term
CWT100 or
ETM331
Work Term (Work-Integrated Learning option only) or
Environmental Technician, Co-op (Work-Integrated Learning option only)
 
Semester 3
ATE351 Aquatic and Terrestrial Ecology
CHE351 Environmental Chemistry
GEM351 Soil Science and Geomechanic Principles
STA351 Environmental Statistics
SVE002 Surveying II
CPP200 or
WIL100
Work-Integrated Learning Professional Practice (Work-Integrated Learning option only) or
Work-Integrated Learning (Work-Integrated Learning option only)
plus: General Education Course
 
Semester 4
ELR451 Environmental Law and Regulations
GIS451 Environmental Geographic Information Systems
HDG451 Environmental Hydrology
HYD451 Applied Hydraulics for Environmental Technology
RMS451 Remote Sensing and Image Interpretation
plus: General Education Course
plus: General Education Course

Contact Us

Admissions Advisors:
Domestic Admissions Advisor: Carsten Wuertz
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22803
Carsten.Wuertz@senecacollege.ca
International Admissions Advisor: International Admissions
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22364
InternationalAdmissions@senecacollege.ca
Registration Advisor:
  Stephanie Clarke
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22468
Stephanie.Clarke1@senecacollege.ca
Program Contacts:
Student Advisor: Tara Lilley
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22834
Tara.Lilley@senecacollege.ca
Program Coordinator: Mahipal Jadeja
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 26380
Mahipal.Jadeja@senecacollege.ca
Work-Integrated Learning Coordinator: Ramona Garrett
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22361
Ramona.Garrett@senecacollege.ca
Program Chair: Ken Ellis
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22250
Ken.Ellis@senecacollege.ca
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