|Faculty:||Engineering Technology and Applied Science
|Field of Study:||Natural Resources Management and Policy, Other
|Description:||Environmental Technician (Fast Track) will allow you, if you are a qualified college or university graduate, to gain direct admission into year two (semester three) of this two year program and receive your Technician diploma in one year (two semesters). The focus of this School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science undertaking will be on offering you practical training in the three foundation disciplines of chemistry, biology and civil engineering. These areas will be presented in the context of helping you to understand and manage environmental problems.
To round out program theory, you will gain technical skills that will greatly increase your career options. In labs engineered for the Environmental Technician (Fast Track) program, you will learn to use the tools and equipment needed in microbiology, ecological field sampling, analytical chemistry and surveying. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to participate in local conservation and restoration activities. Once you complete the fourth semester, 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: The Environmental Technology (Fast Track/ Co-op) (program #4232) version of this program offers an optional co-op component. Academically qualified students can put classroom learning into practice and make valuable contacts for future careers.