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Environmental Technology

Optional Co-op or Internship Designation

Real world experience

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. Work terms can help you determine your career direction, develop work search strategies, increase your skill set, build confidence, develop a network of contacts, acquire career-related work experience and earn money to help pay for your education.

What kind of positions do students get for their work terms? Check out this Environmental Technology student story.

Optional Co-op or Internship Schedule

Year Sept-Dec Jan-Apr May-Jun Jul-Aug
1 Academic Term 1 Academic Term 2 Academic Term 3 n/a
2 Academic Term 4 Academic Term 5 May-Aug Work Term 1 (optional)
3 Work Term 2 (optional) or Academic Term 6 Work Term 2 (optional) or Academic Term 6 Academic Term 7 n/a

Work terms

Co-operative Education option

In addition to regular program content, students pursuing the Co-op designation will be required to complete:

Course Course Name Credits
Total Credits 8
COOP WEP Workplace Education Prep 0
ENVR 101 Co-operative Work Experience 1 4
ENVR 201 Co-operative Work Experience 2 4

Internship option

In addition to regular program content, students pursuing the Internship designation will be required to complete:

Course Course Name Credits
Total Credits 4
COOP WEP Workplace Education Prep 0
ENVR 101 Co-operative Work Experience 1 4

Eligibility for Co-op/Internship Work Experience

  • In order to be eligible for participation in a work term leading to either designation, you must achieve a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (C+); and complete 72 credits in the program, including all of the ENVR courses from the first five academic terms, and COOP WEP prior to the first work term.
  • To maintain eligibility for subsequent Co-op work terms, you must maintain a GPA of 3.0 (C+); and complete prior work terms successfully.
  • If you are a part-time student and wish to participate in a work term you must apply during the fourth academic term and have your program plan approved by the Program Chair.
  • In order to receive a Co-operative Education designation, two four-month work terms must be completed satisfactorily, each with a minimum length of 12 weeks, and ending in an academic term. To receive the Internship designation, part-time students must complete at least one approved 12-week work term.
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