Environmental Technology

School of Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences

September 2020

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Credential: Ontario College Advanced Diploma ( 6 semesters )
Classes begin:
September 08, 2020
Offered at:
Frost Campus
Program code:
ETY
Tuition & Ancillary Fees:
Domestic:
$2,143.31 per semester*
International:
$8,056.36 per semester*
*Tuition amounts are from the 2019-2020 academic year and are subject to change.
Complete tuition detail below

Learn advanced environmental principles and applications in the Environmental Technology program, in preparation for a career monitoring and improving the natural environment.

Application Process

Students interested in the Environmental Technology program are required to enter via the Environmental Technician level of the program. During the second year of the technician level, students can apply, through an internal application process, to be considered for entry to the technology level. Students must successfully complete all four semesters of the technician level to be granted entry to the technology program.

Program Highlights

Build on your expertise as an Environmental Technician through an additional year of study, and develop even more competence in preventing environmental problems, resolving environmental issues, and providing education to the public.

Your hands-on environmental training will be an excellent complement to your in-class courses. In the Environmental Technology program, you will learn advanced environmental principles and applications. You'll also complete a two-week work placement where you will gain valuable work experience - and employment contacts that can become invaluable when you start looking for a job. In addition, high level skills in field ecology and specialized wetland evaluation training are delivered, to further increase your career prospects.

* Students starting in January are required to attend classes over the summer semester.

Why Choose Fleming

Students are eligible for a number of environmental certifications, including:

  • ECO Canada, including Environmental Professional (EP) and Environmental Professional-in-Training (EPt).
  • The CET (Certified Engineering Technologist) through OACETT (the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists
  • Certified Environmental Site Assessor (C.E.S.A.) with the Association of Environmental Site Assessors of Canada (AESAC).
  • Students may also have the opportunity to assist researchers in Fleming College's Centre for Advancement of Water and Wastewater Technologies (CAWT) The nationally-accredited CAWT develops innovative water and wastewater treatment technologies through applied research, education and demonstrations.

Work Experience

You'll have plenty of hands-on experience through the use of our specialized facilities, and you will work with others as a team during the field school off-campus, as well as participate in a multitude of class field trips to both outdoor settings and industrial/municipal facilities. Textbooks are not enough when it comes to preparing capable technologists for the field. Your two-week placement will put your skills to the test.

Is this You?

You've got to enjoy working outdoors, and previous experience working for or volunteering with environmental organizations of any kind is an asset. You should also possess:

  • good oral and written communication skills
  • research skills
  • technical writing skills
  • attention to detail
  • analytical ability
  • flexibility in work environment
  • interest in the outdoors and in protecting/improving the environment

Employment in this environmental discipline often involves wearing specialized equipment (such as chest waders) to carry out specific tasks, lifting (such as outboard motors), working with pumps and motors, walking in rough terrain to conduct wetland evaluation, marsh and forest bird surveys, and working in inclement weather, such as during oil spill cleanup, winter and rainy conditions.

Career Opportunities

Employers include government ministries/departments, regulatory agencies, environmental consultants, non-governmental or non-profit organizations, and urban/rural planners.

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

  • watershed technician
  • Ministry of Environment area manager
  • manager of environmental services (private consulting firm)
  • environmental technologists
  • environmental officers
  • special environmental "Compliance Sector" team members
  • groundwater technician
  • industrial and municipal water/wastewater plant operators
  • landfill site technologist
  • land restoration technologist
  • soil/terrain specialist
  • water quality technician

The additional year of study will likely mean higher starting salaries and increased employment opportunities in comparison to the two-year Technician diploma. The employment level is consistently very high with recent graduates finding work across Canada and around the world in the public and private sectors.

Admission Process

You can apply for entry to semester one of the Environmental Technology program and/ or semester one of the Environmental Technician program. The curriculum is the same for the first two years of these programs.

To progress to semester 5 of the Environmental Technology program you must have successfully completed (and passed) all courses in semesters 1, 2, 3 and 4.

Additional Costs

In addition, plan on spending about $450 for books, supplies and field schools.

Minimum Admission Requirements

Students applying to Environmental Technology must meet the following requirements:

  • OSSD including Gr 12 C English and Gr 12 C Math

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.

Mature Students

If you are 19 years of age or older before classes start, and you do not possess an OSSD, you can write the Canadian Adult Achievement Test to assess your eligibility for admission. Additional testing or academic upgrading may be necessary to meet specific course requirements for this program.

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.

Algoma University

Requirement
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative program Grade Point Average (GPA).
Transfer Credit
  • 60 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.
Requirement
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative program Grade Point Average (GPA).
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 Algoma University website for further articulation and program information.
Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.
Requirement
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative program Grade Point Average (GPA).
Transfer Credit
  • 42 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.
Requirement
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative program Grade Point Average (GPA).
Transfer Credit
  • 48 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.

Athabasca University

Requirement
  • Successful completion of program.
Transfer Credit
  • 60 out of a 120 credit degree.
  • Refer to the articulation statement for further details.

To apply please see the Apply Alberta website.

For more information
Visit the Athabasca University website for further articulation and program information.
Requirement
  • Successful completion of program.
Transfer Credit
  • 30 out of a 120 credit degree.
  • Refer to the articulation statement for further details.

To apply please see the Apply Alberta website.

For more information
Visit the Athabasca University website for further articulation and program information.
Requirement
  • Successful completion of program.
Transfer Credit
  • 30 out of a 120 credit degree.
  • Refer to the articulation statement for further details.

To apply please see the Apply Alberta website.

For more information
Visit the Athabasca University website for further articulation and program information.
Requirement
  • Successful completion of program.
Transfer Credit
  • 30 out of a 120 credit degree.
  • Refer to the articulation statement for further details.

To apply please see the Apply Alberta website.

For more information
Visit the Athabasca University website for further articulation and program information.

Cape Breton University

Requirement
  • Successful completion of program.
Transfer Credit
  • 69 out of a 105 credit degree.
  • Refer to the articulation agreement for further details.

To apply please see the Cape Breton University's admissions website.

For more information
Visit the Cape Breton University website for further articulation and program information.
Requirement
  • Successful completion of program.
Transfer Credit
  • 69 out of a 105 credit degree.
  • Refer to the articulation agreement for further details.

To apply please see the Cape Breton University's admissions website.

For more information
Visit the Cape Breton University website for further articulation and program information.

Griffith University

Requirement
  • Minimum 65% cumulative program average.
Transfer Credit
  • Entry into 3rd year studies.
  • Refer to the articulation agreement for further details.

To apply please see the KOM Consultants website.

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

Institute of Technology Sligo

Requirement
  • Minimum 60% cumulative program average.
  • Must undertake bridging studies in Applied Environmental Microbiology (MCRO07003).
Transfer Credit
  • Entry into 4th year studies of a 4-year program.
  • Refer to the articulation agreement for details.

To apply please see the KOM Consultants website.

For more information
Visit the Institute of Technology Sligo website for further articulation and program information.

Lakehead University

Requirement
  • Minimum 75% cumulative program average.
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.
Requirement
  • Minimum 70% cumulative program average.
  • Required to attend and successfully complete a 4-week 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.
Requirement
  • Minimum 75% cumulative program average.
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.
Requirement
  • Minimum 75% cumulative program average.
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.
Requirement
  • Minimum 70% cumulative program average.
  • Required to attend and successfully complete a 4-week 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.
Requirement
  • Minimum 75% cumulative program average.
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.

Ontario Tech University

Requirement
  • Minimum mid-70% cumulative program average.
Transfer Credit
  • 60 out of a 120 credit degree.

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.
Requirement
  • Minimum mid-70% cumulative program average.
  • Successful completion of the Ontario Tech Commerce Bridge program.
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.
Requirement
  • Minimum mid-70% cumulative program average.
Transfer Credit
  • 18 credit diploma.
  • Note: No transfer credits awarded.

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.

Royal Roads University

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.
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.
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.

Trent University

Requirement
  • Minimum 75% cumulative program average.
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 Trent University website for further articulation and program information.
Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.
Requirement
  • Minimum 75% cumulative program average.
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 Trent University website for further articulation and program information.
Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

University of Guelph

Requirement
  • Minimum 75% cumulative program average.
  • Passing grade in all courses required for completion of the diploma.
Transfer Credit
  • 7.5 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.

Western University

Requirement
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative program Grade Point Average (GPA).
  • No grade less than a "C" or 60% grade in any course taken towards the completion of the diploma.
  • No longer than 3 year elapsed between conferred of diploma and admission into Western University.
Transfer Credit
  • 6.5 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.
Requirement
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative program Grade Point Average (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 into Western University.
Transfer Credit
  • 6.5 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.

Wilfrid Laurier University

Requirement
  • Minimum 70% cumulative program average.
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 Wilfrid Laurier University website for further articulation and program information.
Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

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