• 2021-2022

Care for our environment

Environmental Protection Technology

PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

STARTLOCATIONDELIVERYSTATUS
SepEdmontonIn person
Open
Limited
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Full
Upcoming
 
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Program length  

4 or 5 terms

Credential

Diploma

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TUITION & FEES


Canadian
Total: $16,190.68

International
Total: $35,134.68

 
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ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

  • Language Arts – this requirement can be met with any of the following, or an equivalent course:
    • 65% in English Language Arts 30-1 or 75% in English Language Arts 30-2
    • 65% in ESLG 1860 or 75% in ESLG 1898
  • Mathematics – this requirement can be met with the following, or an equivalent course:
    • 65% in Math 30-1 or 75% in Math 30-2
  • Chemistry – this requirement can be met with the following, or an equivalent course:
    • 65% in Chemistry 30
  • Biology – this requirement can be met with the following, or an equivalent course:
    • 65% in Biology 30
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This program information is not for the current academic year. If you are interested in a program starting before July, view the current academic year of the program.

Overview

Environmental protection technologists provide an important service to society by helping protect and sustain the long-term health of our ecosystems. This two-year diploma program will prepare students for technical work in the environmental sector.

Students will gain the practical knowledge and skills needed to offer professional advice on a wide range of subjects, including: environmental impact assessment; hazardous and non-hazardous waste management; waste reduction and reuse strategies; air, soil, and water pollution prevention and monitoring; compliance auditing; and contaminated site investigation and remediation.

This skill set is based on an integrated, hands-on training program that gives graduates a good working knowledge of physical and life sciences, including general biology, ecology, toxicology, chemistry, physics, and statistics.

The program will be offered on campus and will include hands-on training in both laboratory and field settings. Students will also have the option of participating in a co-operative work term. Following completion of the program, students will receive a diploma in Environmental Protection Technology and be eligible for designation as a certified technologist or technician.

Practicum/Work Experience

This program includes an optional co-op placement of 600 hours.

Location

Edmonton