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Environmental Technology

Fanshawe College
90 weeks
Full time
Diploma / certificate
Scholarships available
London (Ontario, Canada)
English

Program description

Environmental Technology

Maintaining, nurturing and protecting the environment is a global priority. As a result, understanding the environment and providing innovative solutions using new and emerging technologies has never been more important. Take the first step toward an in-demand, respected and vital career helping the planet with Fanshawe's Environmental Technology program.

Over three years of environmental training and 12 to 16 months of paid co-op placement, you will study and gain experience in environmental processes that provides foundational knowledge of air, water and waste management issues. The environmental course curriculum includes bacteriology, analytical chemistry, air pollution meteorology, water quality management, industrial hygiene and hydrogeology. This environmental program emphasizes measurement and analysis techniques as well as legislation for air, water and waste

Admission requirements

  • OSSD with courses from the College (C), University (U),University/College (M), or Open (O) stream WITH
  • Mathematics ONE OF
    • Grade 12 Mathematics for College Technology* (C)
    • Grade 12 Advanced Functions (U)
    • Grade 12 Calculus and Vectors (U)
    • Grade 12 Mathematics of Data Management (U)
    • Grade 12 Foundations for College Mathematics (C)
    • Grade 11 Functions (U)
    • Grade 11 Functions and Applications (M)

(Note: minimum final grade required is 60)

  • Grade 11 or Grade 12 Chemistry (C) or (U)

OR

  • Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE) WITH
  • Core Mathematics (Note: minimum final grade required is 60)
  • Chemistry

OR

  • Pre-Technology Ontario College Certificate AND:
  • minimum final grade of 'C' or 60 in the required Mathematics

OR

  • Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED) WITH
  • Mathematics ONE OF
    • Grade 12 Mathematics for College Technology* (C)
    • Grade 12 Advanced Functions (U)
    • Grade 12 Calculus and Vectors (U)
    • Grade 12 Mathematics of Data Management (U)
    • Grade 12 Foundations for College Mathematics (C)
    • Grade 11 Functions (U)
    • Grade 11 Functions and Applications (M) (Note: minimum final grade required for each course is 70)
  • Grade 11 or Grade 12 Chemistry (C) or (U)

OR

  • Mature Applicant with standing in the required courses stated above

Note

  • Grade 12 Mathematics for College Technology (C) preferred
  • Applicants who lack required courses may be admitted to the program subject to appropriate prior upgrading

English Language Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English by one of the following methods

  • A Grade 12 College Stream or University Stream English credit from an Ontario Secondary School, or equivalent, depending on the program's Admission Requirements
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test with a minimum score of 79 for the Internet-based test (iBT), with test results within the last two years
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic test with an overall score of 6.0 with no score less than 5.5 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years SDS Program Requirements
  • Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) test with a score of 60 in writing, reading and speaking and a score of 50 in listening
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) with a minimum score of 53, with test results within the last two years
  • A Cambridge English Test (FCE/CAE/CPE) with an overall score on the Cambridge English Scale of 169 with no language skill less than 162, with test results within the last two years
  • An English Language Evaluation (ELE) at Fanshawe College with a minimum score of 70% in all sections of the test, with test results within the last two years
  • Fanshawe College ESL4/GAP5 students: Minimum grade of 80% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 8, 75% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 9, or 70% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 10

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


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Program content

Level 1

Take all of the following Mandatory Courses

  • Cytology
  • General Chemistry 1
  • Reason & Writing 1-Technology
  • Math 1
  • Environmental & Science Issues
  • Fundamentals of Science

Level 2

Take all of the following Mandatory Courses

  • Microbiology 1 - Bacteriology
  • General Chemistry 2
  • Mathematics 2
  • Physics
  • Co-operative Education Employment Prep

Level 3

Take all of the following Mandatory Courses

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Water Quality Management 1
  • Water Distribution & Treatment
  • Statistics
  • Hydrogeology

Level 4

Take all of the following Mandatory Courses

  • Water Quality Management 2
  • Organic Chemistry 1
  • Instrumental Methods of Analysis 1
  • Thermodynamics & Optics
  • Calculus 1

Level 5

Take all of the following Mandatory Courses

  • Organic Chemistry 2
  • Air Pollution Meteorology
  • Air Quality Sampling & Evaluation
  • Water Sampling & Evaluation Laboratory
  • Calculus 2

Level 6

Take all of the following Mandatory Courses

  • Instrumental Methods of Analysis 2
  • Industrial Hygiene
  • Air Sampling & Evaluation Lab 2
  • Air Pollution Meteor Lab
  • Topics in Waste Management
  • Language & Communication Skills 3

Scholarships & funding

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

Tuition fees

Canadian students

The tuition fee for Canadian students is 1,360.26 CAD, and the total fees are 2,319.93 CAD.

International students

The tuition fee for International students is 7,233.50 CAD, and the total fees are 8,799.15 CAD.

Please note fees are subject to change. Please visit Fanshawe’s website for the most up to date information.

Qualification

Credential - Ontario College Advanced Diploma

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to

collect representative environmental samples, perform routine and specialized tests and interpret results, using current and relevant tools

identify, select and use scientific concepts and models in the prevention, control and elimination of environmental hazards and in the remediation of contaminated sites

analyze water/soil/air samples in a manner that contributes to the resolution of environmental problems through the selection and application of relevant scientific and engineering principles

participate in the planning, design, implementation and maintenance of environmental projects, following standard procedures

promote and maintain sustainable* practices by applying the elements of ecosystem-based management

carry out work responsibilities adhering to standards of professional conduct and principles of professional ethics

suggest strategies aimed at ensuring all tasks are completed in adherence to occupational health and safety standards and applicable legislative requirements

contribute to the development, implementation and maintenance of environmental management systems

provide ongoing support for project management

communicate technical information accurately and effectively in oral, written, visual and electronic forms

develop and present strategies for ongoing personal and professional development to enhance performance as an environmental technologist

Career opportunities

This is a co-operative education program providing integration of related paid work experiences with classroom theory during alternating periods of work and study. Students' graduate with twelve to sixteen months of work experience. Employment opportunities exist with provincial and federal government regulatory agencies, petrochemical companies, environmental consultants, industry, pollution measurement control, water and waste water facilities, and public/private research enterprises

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About this institute

Fanshawe College

Fanshawe College is a large, publicly-funded College located in London, Ontario, Canada - approximately two hours from Niagara Falls, Toronto, or Detroit. There are 21,000 full-time students at Fanshawe, including 7,500 international students from more than 100 different countries. Fanshawe...


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Why study at Fanshawe College

London is a great location - a large city with a population of close to 500,000, so there is something for everyone. It is small enough to be more affordable than some of the larger cities and it is very student-friendly. Fanshawe College has a 90.3% percent Graduate Employment Rate, which is number one among Ontario colleges. There are also 60 co-op programs available, where students can "earn while they learn."

Contact info

Fanshawe College

1001 Fanshawe College Boulevard
N5Y 5R6 London Ontario
Canada

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fanshawec.ca/international

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