Diploma in Environmental Technology
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If you feel strongly about the state of the environment and the future health of Planet Earth, why not turn that passion into a career?
In this science-based, 32 month program you'll gain academic expertise combined with hands-on laboratory and field skills to prepare you for immediate work. Environmental Technologists work within assessment teams, collecting, collating and presenting information that will help decision-makers understand how their decisions will affect the Earth and its inhabitants.
The program also provides up to two years of transfer credit, allowing you to transfer to a university and directly into third year studies to complete a degree in biology, geography or environmental studies. It contains 13 courses (minimum) which have academic transfer to most universities. The Environmental Technology program has a full block transfer for students with the appropriate prerequisite qualifications into the third year for the BSc Environmental Sciences program or BSc in Environmental Management. Royal Roads has a recommendation that students take one additional calculus course. Please contact a Camosun College Academic Advisor for further information.
By combining in-class learning, on-campus lab work and hands-on field trips, you will learn a wide range of marketable skills and knowledge in the areas of:
- aquatic monitoring,
- Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
- map and airphoto interpretation
- Global Positioning Systems (GPS)
- field safety,
- soil classification,
- sustainable resource and waste management,
- horticulture and biodiversity,
- air quality,
- environmental impact assessments,
- and more.
Check out the Student's Perspective (pdf 2MB) to see what you'll be doing!
Paid work experience through co-operative education will give you a big head start in your career. Co-op students and graduates have found employment with several private and public sector employers such as:
- the Institute of Ocean Sciences,
- federal and provincial ministries and departments such as Forests, Fisheries, Parks and Water Management,
- the Department of National Defence,
- First Nations organizations,
- BC Hydro,
- BC Ferries,
- private consulting firms,
- municipalities and regional districts.
Skills-based education and career-based environmental employment, are central themes in this program. Hopefully you will share our enthusiasm and respect for a program that, when the dust has settled, is really down to earth!
See how Camosun is working hard to create a green and healthy planet.
Last updated: September 16, 2013 12:29 pm