Care for our environment

    Environmental Protection Technology

    PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

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    Program length  

    4 or 5 terms

    Credential

    Diploma

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    TUITION & FEES


    Canadian
    Total: $15,290.68

    International
    Total: $34,096.68

     
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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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    Further Opportunities

    Transferability

    Visit Transfer Alberta to look up courses that are accepted by other post-secondary institutions.

    Career Potential

    Successful completion of the two-year program prepares graduates for employment at the technology level within consulting firms, government, and industry, with excellent potential for upward mobility as job experience grows.

    A majority of graduates will enter the workforce as environmental technicians/technologists or environmental scientists at consulting firms servicing the environmental industry or government agencies. In this capacity, graduates can expect to work as a field technician, collecting field data, assisting in environmental assessment and monitoring, and assisting in technical report writing.

    A list of potential job titles in the environmental field include:

    • Environmental Scientist
    • Environmental Technician
    • Environmental Consultant
    • Environmental Monitor
    • Environmental Specialist
    • Environmental Advisor
    • Environmental Coordinator
    • Environmental Auditor
    • Field Technician

    Environmental Protection Technology diploma graduates may also choose to be self-employed and work as contractors or sub-consultants. Contractors and sub-consultants work in a variety of capacities, contracting their services to large industrial clients, agricultural producers, government agencies, and consulting firms.

    Some graduates may choose to continue their studies and pursue a Bachelor’s degree upon completion of their Environmental Protection Technology Diploma. These graduates may embark on similar career paths to those outlined above, or choose a career in academia by continuing their studies into graduate school.

    The program will undertake an accreditation process that may allow graduates to apply for professional designation depending on their career goals and professional experience.