|Faculty:||School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science
|Field of Study:||Natural Resources Management and Policy, Other
|Description:||Environmental Technology (Fast Track) is for you if you have completed a college or university program in a related field. You may gain direct admission into year two (semester three) of this three-year program and complete a diploma in four semesters (two academic years). This School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science program will allow you to protect the planet without being a superhero by preparing you for the constantly changing field of environmental technology. You will gain a unique combination of solid theory and technical skills that will greatly increase your career options. This is achieved through practical training in the three foundation disciplines of chemistry, biology and civil engineering, which are vital to understanding and managing complex environmental problems.
The practical aspects of Environmental Technology (Fast Track) will see you learning to function effectively with the tools and equipment used in microbiology, ecological field sampling, analytical chemistry, hazardous material management, surveying and municipal engineering, AutoCAD drawing and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) mapping. Laboratory practice in water quality testing, groundwater movement, computer aided environmental audits and the chemistry of pollutants will round out the skills needed to analyze and remediate the urban environment. Once you complete the fourth semester of this offering you will have met the requirements for the Ministry of the Environment (MOE) Entry-Level Courses for Drinking Water Operators and be qualified to write the Ontario Ministry of the Environment (MOE) Operator-in-Training and Water Quality Analyst exams. Please note: This program offers an optional co-op component through Environmental Technology (Fast Track/Co-op) (program #4223). By attending this option, academically qualified students can put classroom learning into practice and make valuable contacts for future careers.