This two-year Ontario College Diploma program, delivered over 45 weeks, is designed to meet the current and growing need for skilled entry-level practitioners within the environmental sciences sector. Students have the opportunity to gain invaluable workplace experience through an optional paid co-op placement. The accelerated program delivery allows graduates to enter the workforce sooner than those who enrol in a traditional two year college offering. Students obtain theoretical and extensive practical training in three disciplines of environmental sciences: biology, chemistry and engineering, and learn to collect, measure, and analyze variables commonly considered in environmental studies.Students learn to use the appropriate tools and equipment needed in biology, hydrology, ecological field sampling, and analytical chemistry. The program provides field and laboratory experience in soil, water and air testing and combines it with a basic knowledge of freshwater environment systems, soils and landforms, the chemistry of pollutants and ecological processes. Students learn to work effectively within a regulatory framework that demands a basic knowledge of standard operating procedures, quality controls and compliance practices.
These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
Grade 12 English
Grade 12 Mathematics
Grade 11 Biology and grade 12 Chemistry courses are also strongly recommended.
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