Environmental Technology

School of Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences

September 2018

Availability: Accepting Applications
Credential: Ontario College Advanced Diploma ( 6 semesters )
Classes begin:
September 04, 2018
Offered at:
Frost Campus
Program code:
ETY
Tuition & Ancillary Fees:
Domestic:
$2,145.38 per semester*
International:
$7,793.45 per semester*
* Tuition and fees subject to change.

January 2019

Availability: Accepting Applications
Credential: Ontario College Advanced Diploma ( 6 semesters )
Classes begin:
January 07, 2019
Offered at:
Frost Campus
Program code:
ETY
Tuition & Ancillary Fees:
Domestic:
$2,079.38 per semester*
International:
$7,734.69 per semester*
* Tuition and fees subject to change.

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

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.

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 Alternative Wastewater Treatment (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.

Minimum Admission Requirements

OSSD with the majority of credits at the College (C) and Open (O) level, including:

  • 2 College (C) English courses (Grade 11 or Grade 12)
  • 2 College (C) Math courses (Grade 11 or Grade 12)

When (C) is the minimum course level for admission, (U) or (U/C) courses are also 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.

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

Additional Costs

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

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 GPA
Transfer Credit
  • 60 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
  • 60 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
  • 42 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
  • 48 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

Cape Breton University

Requirement
  • Successful completion of program
Transfer Credit
  • 69 out of a 105 credit degree;
    Visit agreement for details

To apply contact the institution's Admissions Office

For more information
Requirement
  • Successful completion of program
Transfer Credit
  • 69 out of a 105 credit degree;
    Visit articulation agreement for details

To apply contact the institution's Admissions Office

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
  • Students must undertake bridging studies in Applied Environmental Microbiology (MCRO07003)
Transfer Credit
  • Entry into 4th year studies;
    Visit articulation agreement for details

To apply please see the KOM Consultants website.

For more information

Lakehead University

Requirement
  • Minimum 75% cumulative average
Transfer Credit
  • 10 of out 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
Requirement
  • Minimum 75% 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
  • 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
Requirement
  • Minimum 75% 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

Royal Roads University

Requirement
  • Minimum B cumulative average
Transfer Credit
  • Entry into 3rd year studies;
    Visit articulation agreement for details

To apply contact the institution's Admissions Office

For more information
Requirement
  • Minimum B cumulative average
  • Strongly recommend an additional course in Cell Biology
Transfer Credit
  • Entry into 3rd year studies;
    Visit articulation agreement for details

To apply contact the institution's Admissions Office

For more information
Requirement
  • Minimum B cumulative average
Transfer Credit
  • Entry into 3rd year studies;
    Visit articulation agreement for details

To apply contact the institution's Admissions Office

For more information
Requirement
  • Minimum B cumulative average
  • Strongly recommend an additional course in Cell Biology
Transfer Credit
  • Entry into 3rd year studies;
    Visit articulation agreement for details

To apply contact the institution's Admissions Office

For more information

Trent University

Requirement
  • Minimum 75% cumulative average
Transfer Credit
  • 10 out of 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
  • 10 out of 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
  • 7.5 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

University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Requirement
  • Successful completion of program
  • Successful completion of the UOIT Community Development and Policy Studies Bridge program
Transfer Credit
  • 48 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

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
  • 6.5 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
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
  • 6.5 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
  • 8 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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