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Diploma in Environmental Technology

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Co-op StudentIf 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.

Wind EnergyCheck 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

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