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Environmental Technician Ontario College Diploma

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  • Objectives
    The Environmental Technician program at Confederation College trains graduates in a multi-faceted approach to understanding how to effectively manage the environment, both natural and man-made. Graduates of this program are able to communicate and work co-operatively with those from other sectors & disciplines. Our graduates have had a chance to explore difficult environmental issues as well as to learn hands-on tools for assessing ecosystems. The curriculum for the Environmental Technician program was developed in consultation with representatives from industry and agencies based on current practices, our own experience in the field as well as anticipated needs and technological advances, and is updated regularly. Our graduates will have the expertise to confidently and competently compete for environmental career opportunities both locally, provincially, nationally and globally.
  • Practical experience
    There is a co-op component associated with this program.
  • Academic Title
    Environmental Technician Ontario College Diploma
  • Course description
    First Semester
    Course Number/ Title     Credits

    CE 130     Surveying     3
    CS 007     Persuasive Writing
      (NEW! calendar change) or     3
    CS 040     College Writing Essentials
      (NEW! calendar change)     
    FW 100     Forest Mensuration     4
    FW 110     Dendrology/Silvics     4
    FW 130     Soils/Hydrology/Geomorphology     4
    FW 180     Fall Field School (2 weeks)     
    MC 155     Microsoft Office 2007 Applications     3
    Total     21

    Second Semester
    Course Number/ Title     Credits

    CS 219     Communications for Technology     3
    FW 213     Geographical Information Systems I     4
    FW 215     Forest Plant Biology     4
    FW 216     Forest Ecology     4
    MA 131     Mathematics I     4
    EI 325     Introduction to Environmental Chemistry     4
    Total     23

    Co-op following semester 2    
    Course Number/ Title  
       
    EI 351     Co-op Work Placement     640
       
    Third Semester
    Course Number/ Title     Credits

    EI 320     Fall Field School (2 weeks)     
    EI 321     Hydrogeology     3
    EI 322     Hydraulics     3
    EI 323     Water Quality     3
    EI 326     Waste Management     3
    EI 423     Environmental Audits     3
    EI 425     Advanced Chemistry     4
    FW 413      Supervisory Skills and Conflict Resolution     3
    Total     22

    Fourth Semester
    Course Number/ Title     Credits

    EI 324     Water and Waste Water Treatment     4
    EI 421     Environmental Regulations     3
    EI 422     Environment, Ethics & Society     3
    EI 424     Industrial Environmental Technology     3
    NR 427     Introductory Statistics for Environmental Applications     3
    GE 059     People & the Forest     3
    General Education Elective     3
    Total     22

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