A focus on science-based innovation and sustainability
This program gives you an opportunity to develop a foundation in natural sciences, sustainable resources, communication skills, GIS mapping technology, environmental management and other applied skills.
What to expect
The program consists of five 14-week semesters and two eight-week terms, plus two four-month work experiences for Co-op students and is about 3 years long. As a multi-disciplinary program, Environmental Technology has access to the wide-ranging capital resources of its constituent departments. This includes modern biology and chemistry lab facilities, computer labs, surveying equipment, map and air photo collections, greenhouse facilities, meteorological instruments and rock and mineral collections.
The program hub is located in the Fisher building at Lansdowne campus. It is a place to meet and to mentor, to find out what is going on, to collaborate on assignments, to use its resources, to socialize and to recharge. It is open from 8:30 a.m. until late evening, as well as weekends through arrangement with the Instructional Assistant.
After completing year 2 of your Environmental Technology program, you qualify for the additional credential of an Associate of Science Degree in General Science.
In your first year, you will take three academic terms. Courses include evolution and diversity biology, computing, geography, communications and English.
During the spring term, you'll be studying full-time in an intensive series of field courses which culminates in a week-long field camp.
In Year 2, you'll continue to develop your scientific foundation with two academic terms and an optional co-op work experience in the summer. Courses include ecology, biotechnology, chemistry, fundamentals of GIS and biodiversity.
In your third year, you'll take an academic term in fall or winter or an optional co-op term. You'll also continue your studies in chemistry, biodiversity, calculus and begin a culminating sustainability research project.
During the program, you can choose to take one work term and add an internship designation to your diploma. If you complete two work terms, you will graduate with a co-operative education designation.