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O que eu aprenderei?

Preserve the present for the future - Explore a career in the environmental sciences.

The two-year Environmental Technician program, delivered in a compressed format over 42 weeks, offers theoretical and extensive practical education in all areas of environmental sciences.

You explore the disciplines of biology, chemistry, physical science and engineering as you learn to collect, measure and analyze variables commonly considered in environmental studies. Gain field and laboratory experience in soil, water and air testing as you develop a basic knowledge of:

  • freshwater environment systems
  • soils and land forms
  • the chemistry of pollutants
  • ecological processes

Use the appropriate tools and equipment needed in biology, hydrology, ecological field sampling and analytical chemistry.

This program includes applied research projects that allow you to apply skills and theory to real environmental issues, all while supporting important community initiatives, such as:

  • water quality monitoring and implementation of agricultural best management practices in the Muskrat Lake watershed
  • soil testing, weather/climate monitoring and pest/disease surveying for Rocher Fendu Estate vineyard.

Benefit from the opportunity to gain more than 20 certifications in various preferred specialties including provincial certification in water and wastewater operation, electrofishing, and geospatial analysis.

Students also have the option to gain real-world experience through a paid co-operative education (co-op) work term (see Additional Information for more details). Please note that places in the co-op version of the program are subject to availability. Students who elect to apply to the non co-op version of the program may not have the opportunity to transfer to the co-op version at a later date.

Upon graduation, you are ready to help meet the current and growing need for skilled entry-level practitioners within the environmental sciences sector. Graduates may find entry-level employment in roles such as a(n):

  • remediation technician
  • field sampling technician
  • geographical information systems (GIS) technician
  • contaminated site assessor
  • environmental assessor
  • water and wastewater facility operator
  • environmental consultant


This program is well-suited for students who:

  • Seek an active, outdoor, hands-on learning environment.
  • Are eager to measure, monitor, protect and improve the environment.
  • Want to become familiar with both field and laboratory methods used broadly in the environmental sector.

De qual departamento farei parte?

Algonquin College

Opções de estudo

Período integral (42 semanas)

CAD$24.412,59 (R$ 102.811) por ano
Semester 1: CAN $8,165.53; Semester 2, 3: CAN $8,123.53; Estimated Program Total fees: CAN $24,412.59 (Fall 2021)
Data de início

7 Setembro 2021


Pembroke Campus

1 College Way,


Ontario (ON),

K8A 0C8, Canada

Requisitos de admissão

Para estudantes internacionais

College Eligibility

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent. Applicants with an OSSD showing senior English and/or Mathematics courses at the Basic Level, or with Workplace or Open courses, will be tested to determine their eligibility for admission; OR

Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) certificate; OR

General Educational Development (GED) certificate; OR

Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and without a high school diploma at the start of the program).

Applicants with International transcripts must provide proof of the subject specific requirements noted above along with proof of either: IELTS-International English Language Testing Service-Overall band of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each band; OR TOEFL-Internet-based (iBT)-overall 80, with the minimum of 20 in each component: Reading 20; Listening: 20; Speaking: 20; Writing: 20.

Deadline: Applications for Fall Term and Winter Term admission received by February 1 will be given equal consideration.