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Environmental Technician

Loyalist College
Program overview
4 semesters
Full time
Diploma / certificate
Scholarships available
Start dates
September 2022

January 2023

September 2023

January 2024

About this program

Environmental Technician

We share one planet. Bioremediation techniques can restore contaminated environments and reclaim them for farmland, wildlife habitats and the earth's increasing population. Choose a career where you can make an impact.

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Admission requirements

Required academic preparation

  • OSSD/OSSGD or equivalent with courses at the general, advanced, (C), (U) or (M) level,AND
  • Grade 12 English (C) level or equivalent OR
  • Mature applicant

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

Recommended academic preparation

  • Chemistry and Physics at the (C), (U) or general level.
  • Applicants with a related degree or diploma may be considered for advanced standing or direct entry into second year.

Is it for you?

Students who thrive in this program:

  • Are passionate about the environment.
  • Have strong skills in math and science.
  • Enjoy working outdoors.

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Program content

First Year - Semester One

  • Cell Biology Lab
  • Cell Biology Lecture
  • Communications
  • Foundation Skills in Science
  • Introduction to Applied Chemistry-Lab
  • Introduction to Applied Chemistry-Lecture
  • Mathematics for Biosciences 1
  • Sustainability and Climate Change

First Year - Semester Two

  • Applied Chemistry 2
  • Applied Chemistry 2 LAB
  • Applied Organic Chem Techniques
  • Introduction to Microbiology
  • Introduction to Organic Compounds
  • Mathematics for Biosciences 2
  • Organismal Biology & Taxonomy

Second Year - Semester Three

  • Data Analysis 1
  • Environmental Chemical Analysis
  • Habitat Management and Assessment
  • Hydrology and Watershed Management
  • Introduction to Geomatics
  • Microbiology

Second Year - Semester Four

  • Environmental Instrumentation
  • Environmental Protection Legislation
  • Freshwater Ecology
  • Hydrology and Sampling Methodology
  • Placement (one week)
  • Waste Management
  • Water/Wastewater Treatment

Third Year - Semester Five

  • Air Sampling and Monitoring Techniques
  • Data Analysis 2
  • Emerging Trends
  • Geospatial and Environmental Analysis
  • Resource Management
  • Toxicology

Third Year - Semester Six

  • Applied Projects 1
  • Applied Projects 2
  • Environmental Assessment and Planning

Scholarships & funding

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

Program delivery

Experiential learning

Prepare to get your hands dirty! Loyalist offers real-world learning for real-world problems — featuring extensive fieldwork and instruction with technologies of the future in the newly equipped Bay of Quinte Skills Centre:

  • Sample natural environments and analyze environmental contaminants.
  • Get hands-on experience in leading-edge environmental facilities, including well-equipped Field Biology and Instrumentation labs.
  • Understand the underlying social systems that contribute to pollutants in water, soil and air.
  • Learn to apply current legislation under the Environmental Protection Act.
  • Applied project learning and field placements in the second and third years provide practical experience, preparing you for a smooth transition to the workforce with a wide range of skills.


  • Domestic Tuition: $2,722.08
  • Full-Time Ancillary Fees:* $1,462
  • Total: $4,184.08


Credential:Two-year Ontario College Diploma (Technician)

Career paths

Find your career

Everyone's going green and there have never been so many opportunities to combat environmental contamination through prevention, pollution abatement, waste reduction and public education. Graduates find opportunities:

  • Working within industries to reduce and clean up waste.
  • Conducting environmental investigations and enforcement for government agencies.
  • Monitoring water and wastewater treatment and safe drinking water for municipalities.
  • Providing technical support to consulting engineers, urban and rural planners and environmental consultants.
  • Students acquire skills in assessment of freshwater bodies using Ontario stream assessment protocols (OSAP and OBBN).
  • Grads are prepared for certification in the Ministry of the Environment's entry-level course for drinking water operators.
  • Average starting salaries range from $35,000 to $44,999.*

*Source: Employment Profile Provincial Report, Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.

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Loyalist College 

Loyalist College empowers students, faculty, staff, and partners through experiential, economic, cluster-based applied programs and research that provide career-ready graduates for, and knowledge transfer to, industry and the community....

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Why study at Loyalist College

In a world obsessed with big, we are small.

Small gives us the power to do big things. And things that make a big difference to our students, community, and partners. In an impersonal world of big lecture halls and stadium seating, we know our students by name and circumstance.

Small frees us to provide personal one-on-one attention, in small classes and learning environments. Small means our students feel like they matter. That they belong. That they are no longer invisible in a world which had passed them by. Small means that we can move mountains to help every student succeed, confident in who they are and what they are capable of becoming.

We are Loyalist College of Applied Arts and Technology.

We are small.

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Loyalist College

376 Wallbridge Loyalist Road, Box 4200
K8N 5B9 Belleville Ontario

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