|Faculty:||Faculty of Science & Horticulture
|Field of Study:||Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians, Other
|Description:||Environmental protection technologists provide an invaluable service to society by helping protect and sustain the long-term health of our ecosystems. This program operates with two four-month Co-op work terms. KPU has been successful in arranging unique and challenging placements with government agencies such as Environment Canada and the BC Ministry of the Environment, with environmental consultants, and with other industries. Most importantly, these Co-op placements facilitate entry into successful careers by the Environmental Protection Technology graduates.
Environmental consultants, industry, and government seek out graduates from the environmental protection technology program. Our graduates have developed the skills needed to offer professional advice on a wide range of subjects, including: environmental impact assessment; hazardous and non-hazardous waste management; waste reduction and reuse strategies; air, soil and water pollution prevention and monitoring; compliance auditing; and contaminate site investigation and remediation. This skill set is based on an integrated, hands-on training program that gives graduates a good working knowledge of physical and life sciences including general biology, ecology, toxicology, chemistry, physics, and statistics.