Environmental Protection Technician Ontario College Diploma

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  • Objectives
    Prepare for work in the constantly changing field of environmental technology. Practical training in the three foundation disciplines of biology, chemistry and civil engineering teaches you to understand and manage complex environmental problems. This unique combination of technical skills will greatly increase your career options . Learn to use the tools and equipment needed in microbiology, ecological field sampling, analytical chemistry and surveying. Laboratory practice in water quality testing, groundwater movement and the chemistry of pollutants will give you the skills needed to analyze and remediate the urban environment.
  • Academic title
    Environmental Protection Technician Ontario College Diploma
  • Course description
    Semester 1 Courses
    Course Code     Course Name     Lecture     Lab

    BI-111     Intro to Biological Systems     3 hrs     2 hrs
    CH-101     Chemistry     3 hrs     2 hrs
    COMM-170/171     College Communication 2 / (ESL)     3 hrs     
    MATH-154     Microcomputer Applications for Technology 1         3 hrs
    MATH-176     Mathematics 2     3 hrs     
    GNED-126     Occupational Health & Safety     3 hrs     
    Semester 2 Courses
    Course Code     Course Name     Lecture     Lab

    BI-121     Microbiology     3 hrs     
    BI-122     Microbiology Techniques         5 hrs
    CH-122     Lab Instrumentation     2 hrs     2 hrs
    VS-120     Chemistry of Pollutants     2 hrs     2 hrs
    MATH-186     Mathematics and Statistics     4 hrs     
    ELECT     Elective     3 hrs     
    Semester 3 Courses
    Course Code     Course Name     Lecture     Lab

    BI-230     Ecology     3 hrs     2 hrs
    CH-121     Organic Chemistry     3 hrs     2 hrs
    PC-124     Physics for Environmental     3 hrs     
    PW-231     Soils and Groundwater     2 hrs     2 hrs
    PW-232     Topographical Surveying     1 hr     2 hrs
    GNED-500     Global Citizenship: From Social Analysis to Social Action     3 hrs     
    Semester 4 Courses
    Course Code     Course Name     Lecture     Lab

    BI-240     Applied Enviro Microbiology     2 hrs     2 hrs
    CH-207     Analytical Chemistry     3 hrs     2 hrs
    PW-242     Water Quality Control     4 hrs     
    PW-243     Engineering Equip & Processes     3 hrs     
    ENGL-250     Report Writing in a Technical Environment     2 hrs     
    ELECT     Elective     3 hrs     
    VS-242     Enviro Legislation & Regulations         


    * Students will be placed in the appropriate English level based on skills assessment results. Students in two- or three-year programs must complete GNED-500 as part of their general education requirements.

    ** Students taking MATH-140 in semester 1 will have the opportunity to complete MATH-186 or equivalent between semesters 2 and 3.

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