Environmental Technician - Advanced Standing

School of Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences

September 2018

Availability: Accepting Applications
Credential: Ontario College Diploma ( 4 semesters )
Classes begin:
September 04, 2018
Offered at:
Frost Campus
Program code:
ETD
Tuition & Ancillary Fees:
Tuition is unavailable at this time
Complete tuition detail below

Are you a university Science or Environmental Studies grad? With the Environmental Technician Advanced Standing program you can get practical field skills and applied experience in just 8 months (2 semesters).

Program Highlights

Throughout this program, you will engage in a wide range of hands-on environmental training activities to complement your in-class courses. As a result, you'll be well-prepared to monitor and improve the natural environment.

  • Our Environmental Technician program has achieved accreditation by the Canadian Environmental Accreditation Commission (CEAC), a standing committee of Environmental Careers Organization (ECO) Canada.
  • Students are eligible for a number of environmental certifications through ECO Canada, including Environmental Professional (EP) and Environmental Professional-in-Training (EPt).
  • Graduates of the Environmental Technician program who successfully pass the Certification Examination in the Water Treatment and Pollution Control course will have met the requirements of the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Control (MOECC) Entry-Level Course for Drinking Water Operators (which must be obtained in order to be employed as a Drinking Water Operator). The course is delivered by Fleming College in partnership with the Ministry of the Environment and the Walkerton Clean Water Centre.
  • Students also acquire four MOECC Operator-in-Training Certificates ("OIT's") in Water Treatment, Water Distribution, Wastewater Treatment and Wastewater Collection required for employment in the drinking water and wastewater treatment disciplines
  • The Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT) conditionally recognizes program graduates as meeting academic requirements for certification as C. Tech. (Certified Technician).

Graduates of the Environmental Technician program who continue on to the Environmental Technology program may also have the opportunity to assist researchers in the college’s Centre for Alternative Wastewater Treatment (CAWT). The focus of this nationally-accredited facility is the development of wastewater treatment technologies for use in northern climates.

Work Experience

Textbooks are not enough when it comes to preparing capable technicians for the field. You'll have plenty of hands-on experience through the use of our specialized facilities, including environmental laboratories, outdoor groundwater monitoring network, as well as access to a unique geologic and physiographic college setting. You will practice teamwork during field school and projects, and participate in a multitude of field trips to both outdoor settings and industrial/municipal facilities.

Career Opportunities

Our graduates have found themselves in a wide range of environmental careers, including:

  • watershed technician
  • environmental technician
  • environmental officers
  • special environment "Sector Compliance" team
  • groundwater technician
  • industrial and municipal water/wastewater plant operators
  • soil/terrain specialist
  • water quality technician

The employment level is consistently very high with recent graduates finding work across Canada and around the world in the public and private sectors. Employers include government ministries/departments, regulatory agencies, environmental consultants, non-governmental or non-profit organizations, and urban/rural planners.

Additional Costs

Plan on spending about $525 for books, supplies and field school.

Minimum Admission Requirements

Students applying to Environmental Technician - Advanced Standing must meet the following requirements:

  • BSc., preferable emphasis in Environmental Science/Environmental Studies or Biology

OSSD with majority of courses at College (C ) or Open (O) unless otherwise stated.
Grade 12 C courses will be accepted where Gr 11 C course requirements are listed.
Where College level courses are listed, U and M courses will be accepted.
Two Gr 11 courses will be accepted in lieu of a Gr 12 course requirement.

Tuition Detail

Tuition and ancillary fees are subject to change without notice. The fees presented below reflect Fall start programs only for the current academic year. For details about the fee differences for other program start dates please refer to the below.

Transfer Agreements

You may be able to use credits obtained at Fleming College to continue your postsecondary education in pursuit of a degree. The articulation and credit transfer agreements with our partner institutions are summarized below.

Acadia University

Requirement
  • Minimum B- cumulative average
Transfer Credit
  • 51 out of a 120 credit degree;
    Visit articulation agreement for details

To apply contact the institution's Admissions Office

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Algoma University

Requirement
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
Transfer Credit
  • 54 out of a 90 credit degree;
    Visit ONTransfer.ca for further details

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information
Requirement
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
Transfer Credit
  • 54 out of a 120 credit degree;
    Visit ONTransfer.ca for further details

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information
Requirement
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
Transfer Credit
  • 36 out of a 90 credit degree;
    Visit ONTransfer.ca for further details

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information
Requirement
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
Transfer Credit
  • 42 out of a 120 credit degree;
    Visit ONTransfer.ca for further details

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information

Griffith University

Requirement
  • Minimum 65% cumulative average
Transfer Credit
  • Entry into 3rd year studies

To apply please see the KOM Consultants website.

For more information

Institute of Technology, Sligo

Requirement
  • Minimum 60% cumulative average
  • BSc (Ordinary) graduates in the above program will be eligible to achieve a BSc (Hons) in Environmental Science through one year of full-time onsite study.
Transfer Credit
  • Entry into 3rd year studies;
    Visit articulation agreement for details

To apply please see the KOM Consultants website.

For more information

Lakehead University

Requirement
  • Minimum 70% cumulative average
  • Required to attend and successfully complete a 4-week Lakehead University summer transition program
Transfer Credit
  • 10 out of a 20 credit degree;
    Visit ONTransfer.ca for further details

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information
Requirement
  • Minimum 70% cumulative average
  • Required to attend and successfully complete a 4-week Lakehead University summer transition program
Transfer Credit
  • 10 out of a 20 credit degree;
    Visit ONTransfer.ca for further details

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information

University of Guelph

Requirement
  • Minimum 75% cumulative average
  • Passing grade in all courses required for completion of the diploma
Transfer Credit
  • 5 out of a 20 credit degree;
    Visit ONTransfer.ca for further details

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

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Western University

Requirement
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • No grade less than a C or 60% grade in any Fleming course taken towards the completion of the diploma
  • No longer than 3 year elapsed between conferred of diploma and admission
Transfer Credit
  • 4.5 out of a 15 credit degree;
    Visit ONTransfer.ca for further details

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information
Requirement
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • No grade less than a "C" or 60% grade in any Fleming course taken towards the completion of the diploma
  • No longer than 3 year elapsed between conferred of diploma and admission
Transfer Credit
  • 4.5 out of a 20 credit degree;
    Visit ONTransfer.ca for further details

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information

Wilfrid Laurier University

Requirement
  • Minimum 70% cumulative average
Transfer Credit
  • 10 out of a 20 credit degree;
    Visit ONTransfer.ca for further details

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information
Requirement
  • Minimum 75% cumulative average
Transfer Credit
  • 5 out of a 20 credit degree;
    Visit ONTransfer.ca for further details

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information

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