Environmental Protection Technology

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Environmental Protection Technology

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Post-Graduation Work Permit

The in-person delivery of this program meets the eligibility criteria for the Post-Graduation Work Permit Program for international students.

Program requirements

Academic requirements
  • Language Arts – this requirement can be met with any of the following, or an equivalent course:
    • 50% in English Language Arts 30-1
    • 60% in English Language Arts 30-2
    • 50% in ESLG 1860
    • 60% in ESLG 1898
  • Mathematics – this requirement can be met with the following, or an equivalent course:
    • 50% in Mathematics 30-2
  • Biology – this requirement can be met with the following, or an equivalent course:
    • 50% in Biology 30

Note: Academic admission requirements are different from English language proficiency requirements. NorQuest College English for Academic Purposes courses may be used to meet both requirements. See below for details.

English language proficiency requirements

If English is your second language, you must provide proof of English language proficiency before admission. These results must be no more than two years old when you start your program.

Test scores we accept:

  • IELTS Academic overall score of 6.5, with no section scores below 6.0
  • TOEFL iBT overall score of 84, with no section score below 21
  • Cambridge English Language Assessment: 180; no section score below 165
  • CAEL overall score of 70, with no section score below 70
  • PTE Academic: 59; no section score below 56
  • Duolingo: 115
  • minimum of:

Provisional admission

Applicants who are missing one of the academic requirements may request provisional admission. Once provisionally admitted, you may complete the missing requirement through Academic Upgrading during your first term in the program.

Applicants with degrees

Applicants who have previously completed a Bachelor of Science, Technology, or Engineering degree will be considered to have met the academic admission requirements as long as the English Language Arts requirement is met.

If you are missing requirements for this program, you may be eligible to apply for the NorQuest Bridging to Post-Secondary program.

Practicum/work experience requirements

International students: You must get a co-op work permit before beginning the work-integrated learning component of the program. A medical exam may also be needed. See Co-op work permit for more information.


Progression and graduation

Students must receive a pass grade in each course to progress through the program.

Students must pass all courses and achieve a minimum 2.0 grade point average (GPA) to qualify for graduation.

Honours criteria

  • Overall grade point average (GPA) greater than or equal to 3.7
  • The student must not have failed or repeated any courses

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