Environmental Management and Assessment

Algonquin College
1 year
Graduate diploma / certificate
Scholarships available
Algonquin College

About this program

Environmental Management and Assessment

The Environmental Management and Assessment Ontario College Graduate Certificate program adds depth to your existing expertise in the environmental management and assessment field. Highly-skilled and environmentally-aware professionals are constantly being sought out by employers in the field. This program enhances your knowledge of environmental sciences.

Gain essential knowledge and skills by studying a range of disciplines throughout this program, including:

  • ecological conservation
  • project management
  • environmental policy and reporting
  • contaminant control
  • GIS and environmental map design

Take field, lab, classroom and online courses in hydrology, biodiversity and conservation, sampling, environmental policy and project management. The Pembroke Campus offers this program as a weekday delivery.

Admission requirements

This program is well-suited for students who:

  • Wish to expand their career options in the environmental industry.
  • Enjoy a hands-on approach to working in the outdoor and built environment.
  • Are critical and innovative thinkers.
  • Are able to analyze, evaluate and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.
  • Are independent learners.

Program Eligibility

  • Ontario College Diploma, Ontario College Advanced Diploma, Degree or equivalent in areas of science, applied science, engineering.
  • An arts degree in environmental studies will also be considered.
  • Applicants with international transcripts must provide proof of the subject-specific requirements noted above and may be required to provide proof of language proficiency. Domestic applicants with international transcripts must be evaluated through the International Credential Assessment Service of Canada (ICAS) or World Education Services (WES).
  • IELTS-International English Language Testing Service (Academic) Overall band of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each band; OR TOEFL-Internet-based (iBT)-overall 88, with a minimum of 22 in each component: Reading 22; Listening 22; Speaking 22: Writing 22.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the college website.

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Program content

Level: 01

  • Environmental Policy I
  • Environmental Policy II
  • Cooperative Education Readiness
  • GIS and Spatial Data Foundations
  • Environmental Map Design
  • Sustainable Hydrology
  • Scientific Communication for Public Policy
  • Biodiversity and Conservation

Level: 02

  • Field Tech. and Sample Acquisition
  • Environmental Auditing and Site Assessment
  • Environmental Modelling and Risk Assessment
  • Project Management Fundamentals
  • Sample Processing and Analysis

Co-op: 01

  • Environmental Management and Assessment Work Term

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the college website for more information.


For more information about tuition fees, please visit the college website. 


The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Prepare and present technical reports in a scientific format, including figures, tables and interpretation of results.
  2. Design and implement sampling protocols using industry techniques to ensure appropriate statistical design.
  3. Analyze the various regulations that govern federal, provincial and municipal legislation as they apply to project specific requirements.
  4. Collect and analyze field samples using appropriate air, water and soil quality testing equipment.
  5. Apply modeling technology to simulate and predict environmental damage in a variety of situations.
  6. Create strategies for waste minimization and/or remediation in the industrial, commercial, institutional and residential sectors.
  7. Investigate the effects of various environmental contaminants on plant, animal and human health.
  8. Develop plans to mitigate the environmental impact of current industrial processes.
  9. Explain and analyze the ecological role of biodiversity and conservation.
  10. Identify and apply discipline-specific practices that contribute to the local and global community through social responsibility, economic commitment and environmental stewardship.

Career paths

Graduates may find employment in a variety of expanding environmental fields, such as ecology research and reporting, water and wastewater monitoring, site assessment and cost proposals, pollution prevention and control, and regulatory compliance and policy development.

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Algonquin College

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Algonquin College

1385 Woodroffe Avenue
K2G 1V8 Ottawa Ontario

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