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Environmental Technician (Advanced Standing)

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).

Alternate delivery options are available

This program is also offered Full-time (Co-op)

Program Information

Start Date

September 03, 2024

Domestic Availability

Accepting Applications

International Availability

Closed

Program Code

ETD

Delivery

In Person

Credential

Ontario College Diploma

Location

Frost Campus

Program Contact

Robert Bialkowski

Program Coordinator

Domestic Tuition

$2212.06 per semester*

International Tuition

$8708.02 per semester*

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Canadian Students

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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.

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.

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.

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

  • Collect representative environmental samples and perform routine tests, using current and relevant tools.
  • Use scientific concepts and models when contributing to the prevention, control and elimination of environmental hazards and remediation of contaminated sites.
  • Assist with analysis of water/soil/air samples and with the resolution of environmental problems through the application of scientific and engineering principles.
  • Follow standard procedures for conducting environmental sampling projects including the use of appropriate equipment and materials.
  • Promote and maintain sustainable practices by applying the elements of ecosystem-based management.
  • Carry out work responsibilities adhering to standards of professional conduct and principles of professional ethics.
  • Complete assigned tasks in adherence to occupational health and safety standards and applicable legislative requirements.
  • Follow established protocols in support of environmental management systems.
  • Provide ongoing support for project management.
  • Communicate technical information accurately and effectively in oral, written, visual and electronic forms.
  • Develop and present strategies for ongoing personal and professional development to enhance performance as an environmental technician.

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

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

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 here.

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science
Requirement
  • Minimum B- cumulative program average.
Transfer Credit
  • Entry into 3rd-year studies.
  • Refer to the articulation agreement for further details.

To apply please see the Acadia University's admissions website.

For more information

Visit the Acadia University website for further articulation and program information.

See the official articulation agreement.

Bachelor of Arts (General) in Geography
Requirement
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative program Grade Point Average (GPA).
Transfer Credit
  • 54 out of a 90 credit degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

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

For more information

Visit the Algoma University website for further articulation and program information.

Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

Bachelor of Arts in Geography
Requirement
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative program Grade Point Average (GPA).
Transfer Credit
  • 54 out of a 120 credit degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

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

For more information

Visit the Algoma University website for further articulation and program information.

Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

Bachelor of Science (General) in Biology
Requirement
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative program Grade Point Average (GPA).
Transfer Credit
  • 36 out of a 90 credit degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

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

For more information

Visit the Algoma University website for further articulation and program information.

Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

Bachelor of Science in Biology
Requirement
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative program Grade Point Average (GPA).
Transfer Credit
  • 42 out of a 120 credit degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

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

For more information

Visit the Algoma University website for further articulation and program information.

Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

Bachelor of Science (Ordinary) in Environmental Science with Ecology
Requirement
  • Minimum 60% cumulative program average.
Transfer Credit
  • Entry into 3rd-year studies of a 3-year program.
  • Refer to the articulation agreement for further details.

To apply please see the KOM Consultants website.

For more information

Visit the Atlantic Technological University – Sligo website for further articulation and program information.

See the official articulation agreement.

Bachelor of Environmental Science (3Yr)
Requirement
  • Minimum 65% cumulative program average.
  • The program is offered face-to-face (Nathan campus or Gold Coast campus)
Transfer Credit
  • 120 credit points out of a 240 credit point degree
  • Refer to the articulation agreement for further details.

To apply please see the Griffith University's admissions website.

For more information

Visit the Griffith University website for further articulation and program information.

See the official articulation agreement.

Bachelor of Environmental Management
Requirement
  • Minimum 70% cumulative program average.
  • Required to complete the Lakehead University summer transition program.
Transfer Credit
  • 10 out of a 20 credit degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

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

For more information

Visit the Lakehead University website for further articulation and program information.

Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

See the official articulation agreement.

Bachelor of Science in Forestry
Requirement
  • Minimum 70% cumulative program average.
  • Required to complete the Lakehead University summer transition program.
Transfer Credit
  • 10 out of a 20 credit degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

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

For more information

Visit the Lakehead University website for further articulation and program information.

Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

See the official articulation agreement.

Bachelor of Arts in Educational Studies and Digital Technology
Requirement
  • Minimum mid-70% cumulative program average.
Transfer Credit
  • 60 out of a 120 credit degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

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

For more information

Visit the Ontario Tech University website for further articulation and program information.

Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

Bachelor of Commerce
Requirement
  • Minimum mid-70% cumulative program average.
  • Completion of the Ontario Tech Commerce Bridge.
Transfer Credit
  • 45 out of a 120 credit degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

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

For more information

Visit the Ontario Tech University website for further articulation and program information.

Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

See the official articulation agreement.

Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Practice
Requirement
  • Minimum B cumulative program average.
Transfer Credit
  • Entry into 3rd-year studies of a 4-year program.
  • Refer to the articulation agreement for further details.

To apply please see the Royal Roads University's admissions website.

For more information

Visit the Royal Roads University website for further articulation and program information.

See the official articulation agreement.

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Practice
Requirement
  • Minimum B cumulative program average.
Transfer Credit
  • Entry into 3rd-year studies of a 4-year program.
  • Refer to the articulation agreement for further details.

To apply please see the Royal Roads University's admissions website.

For more information

Visit the Royal Roads University website for further articulation and program information.

See the official articulation agreement.

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science
Requirement
  • Minimum B cumulative program average.
Transfer Credit
  • Entry into 3rd-year studies of a 4-year program.
  • Refer to the articulation agreement for further details.

To apply please see the Royal Roads University's admissions website.

For more information

Visit the Royal Roads University website for further articulation and program information.

See the official articulation agreement.

Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies
Requirement
  • Minimum 70% cumulative program average.
Transfer Credit
  • Entry into 4th semester standing in an 8-semester program.

To apply please see the Ontario Colleges website.

For more information

Visit the Seneca College website for further articulation and program information.

Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

See the official articulation agreement.

Bachelor of Arts in Environmental and Resource Studies
Requirement
  • Minimum 75% cumulative program average.
Transfer Credit
  • 7.0 out of a 20 credit degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

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

For more information

Visit the Trent University website for further articulation and program information.

Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

See the official articulation agreement.

Bachelor of Science in Environmental and Resource Science
Requirement
  • Minimum 75% cumulative program average.
Transfer Credit
  • 7.0 out of a 20 credit degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

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

For more information

Visit the Trent University website for further articulation and program information.

Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

See the official articulation agreement.

Bachelor of Bio-Resource Management
Requirement
  • Minimum 75% cumulative program average.
  • A passing grade in all courses required for completion of the diploma.
Transfer Credit
  • 5 out of a 20 credit degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

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

For more information

Visit the University of Guelph website for further articulation and program information.

Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

Bachelor of Science (General) in Environmental Science
Requirement
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative program Grade Point Average (GPA).
  • No grade less than a "C" or 60% grade in any course taken towards completing the diploma.
  • No longer than 3 years elapsed between conferred of diploma and admission into Western University.
Transfer Credit
  • 4.5 out of a 15 credit degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

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

For more information

Visit the Western University website for further articulation and program information.

Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

See the official articulation agreement.

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science
Requirement
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative program Grade Point Average (GPA).
  • No grade less a 60% in any Fleming course taken towards the completion of the diploma.
  • No longer than 3 years elapsed between conferred of diploma and admission into Western University.
Transfer Credit
  • 4.5 out of a 20 credit degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

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

For more information

Visit the Western University website for further articulation and program information.

Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

See the official articulation agreement.

Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies
Requirement
  • Minimum 70% cumulative program average.
Transfer Credit
  • 10 out of a 20 credit degree.
  • Refer to Laurier's website for further details.

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

For more information

Visit the Wilfrid Laurier University website for further articulation and program information.

See the official articulation agreement.

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