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Environmental Technician (Co-op)
Algonquin College - Pembroke Pembroke , Ontario
  • Duration: 2 Semester
  • Degree Name: Environmental Technician (Co-op)
  • Discipline Life Sciences
  • Program Level: Diploma
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Special Admission Requirements
  • Grade 12 / High School with Science/Medical - English (min 65 %)
  • Min IELTS overall: 6.0 (Min Reading: 6.0 , Min Writing: 6.0 , Min Listening: 6.0 , Min Speaking: 6 )

The two-year Environmental Technician program, delivered in a compressed format over 42 weeks, offers theoretical and extensive practical education in all areas of environmental sciences. You explore the disciplines of biology, chemistry, physical science and engineering as you learn to collect, measure and analyze variables commonly considered in environmental studies. Gain field and laboratory experience in soil, water and air testing as you develop a basic knowledge of: freshwater environment systems soils and land forms the chemistry of pollutants ecological processes Use the appropriate tools and equipment needed in biology, hydrology, ecological field sampling and analytical chemistry. This program includes applied research projects that allow you to apply skills and theory to real environmental issues, all while supporting important community initiatives, such as: water quality monitoring and implementation of agricultural best management practices in the Muskrat Lake watershed soil testing, weather/climate monitoring and pest/disease surveying for a local vineyard. Benefit from the opportunity to gain more than 20 certifications in various preferred specialties including provincial certification in water and wastewater operation, electrofishing, and geospatial analysis. Students also have the option to gain real-world experience through a paid co-operative education (co-op) work term (see Additional Information for more details). Please note that places in the co-op version of the program are subject to availability. Students who elect to apply to the non co-op version of the program may not have the opportunity to transfer to the co-op version at a later date. Upon graduation, you are ready to help meet the current and growing need for skilled entry-level practitioners within the environmental sciences sector. Graduates may find entry-level employment in roles such as: remediation technician field sampling technician geographical information systems (GIS) technician contaminated site assessor environmental assessor water and wastewater facility operator environmental consultant

Description Sub Total
Avg Application Fee $95
Avg Cost of Tuition/Year $16424
Avg Yearly Cost of Living $12000
Estimated Other school expenses and fees $0
Estimated Total/Year $28519.00
Study and Work in Canada

Full-time undergraduate and post-graduate international students can work anywhere on or off campus without a work permit. The rules around the number of hours a student will be allowed to work may vary based on the country the student chooses to study in. International students are typically able to work up to 20 hours a week.

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