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Environmental Technician (Fast-Track)

The Environmental Technician (Fast-Track) program allows qualified college or university graduates to gain direct admission into year two (semester three) of the two-year college diploma program and receive their Technician diploma in one year (two semesters).

Quick Facts

 
Full-time Duration: 1 year
Starting in: September
Tuition Fee: $16,377
Location: Toronto, Canada / Blended / Online

This program prepares you for work in growing field of environmental technology. Environmental Technician courses cover the three foundational disciplines of biology, chemistry and civil engineering, and teach you to understand and manage complex environmental problems. The technology program includes hands-on training as you learn to use the tools and equipment needed in water and soil quality analysis, ecological field sampling, analytical chemistry and surveying.

A unique combination of technical skills will greatly increase your career options once you graduate from the Environmental Technician program, which is the recipient of the President’s Academic Program Recognition Award for Quality of the Learning Experience.

Program Highlights

  • Opportunities exist for participation in local conservation and restoration activities.
  • Graduates of this Environmental Technician (Fast-Track) program can write the Ontario Ministry of the Environment Operator-in-Training (OIT) and Water Quality Analyst (WQA) exams.
  • Graduates can apply to register with the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologist (OACETT).

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“A good opportunity to be a member of the research team to conduct research for reputed institutions like University of Toronto and Centennial College. Gained a lot a new knowledge and hands-on experience in conducting research. Learned sampling techniques and different data analysis methods.”

Sushil Anu // Performance of Existing Oil-Grit Separators (Stormceptor) and Development a New Generation of Urban Sediment-Contaminant Separators

Career Prospects

Career Outlook

  • Environmental specialist
  • Environmental coordinator
  • Technical policy advisor
  • Environmental safety consultant
  • Research specialist
  • Junior environmental scientist
  • Project biologist
  • Junior geomorphologist

Areas of Employment

Environmental companies and government organizations hire Centennial graduates for:

  • Laboratory and field work in water and waste chemistry
  • Microbiological and toxicity testing
  • Soil collection and analysis
  • Conservation
  • Technical sales
  • Materials handling
  • Environmental Consulting

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