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Diploma of Environmental Technician (ETM)
Diploma of Environmental Technician (ETM)

Diploma of Environmental Technician (ETM)

  • ID:SC010114
  • Level:2-Year Undergraduate Diploma
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, or a mature applicant

  • English: Grade 12 C or U, or equivalent course

  • Mathematics: Grade 12 C or U, or Grade 11 Functions (MCR3U), or equivalent course

English Requirements

  • CAEL CE and CAEL online, Minimum 60

  • Cambridge English Exams (B2 First/FCE, C1 Advanced/CAE or C2 Proficiency/CPE), Minimum 169 with no skill below 162

  • Duolingo, Minimum score 105 to 110

  • IELTS Academic, Minimum 6.0 with no skill below 5.5

  • PTE Academic, Minimum score 58

  • TOEFL iBT (including MyBest TOEFL and Home Edition), Minimum 80 with no skill below 20

  • TOEFL Revised Paper Delivered, No skill below 20

Course Information

In this two-year diploma program, you will learn about environmental technology, water resources and applied sciences to gain the problem-solving skills needed for success in the environmental sector.  As a graduate you will be training to work as an environmental technician within traditional and environmental engineering industries. 


Throughout this program you will develop the following skill:

  • Collect representative environmental samples and perform routine tests

  • Use scientific concepts and models when contributing to the prevention, control and elimination of environmental hazards and remediation of contaminated sites

  • Analyze water, soil and air samples address related-environmental problems

  • Follow standard procedures for conducting environmental sampling projects

  • Promote and maintain sustainable practices

  • Perform work responsibilities adhering to standards of professional conduct

  • Complete assigned tasks in adherence to occupational health and safety standards

  • Follow established protocols in support of environmental management systems

  • Provide ongoing support for project management

  • Communicate technical information

  • Develop and present strategies for ongoing personal and professional development

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Semester 1

  • BEA101, CAD Fundamentals

  • COM101 or COM111, Communicating Across Contexts or Communicating Across Contexts (Enriched)

  • EVP151, Environmental Field Practices

  • EVS141, Environmental Science

  • GTY171, Geomorphology and Soils

  • MTA111 or MTA100, Mathematics 111 or Mathematics 100

Semester 2

  • CHE251, Fundamentals of Chemistry

  • ECD252, Environmental CAD

  • MTA002, Mathematics II

  • SIP251, Sampling Instrumentation and Practices

  • SVC001, Surveying I

  • TEC400, Technical Communications

  • WTP100, Work Term Preparation (Work-Integrated Learning option only)

  • Work-Integrated Learning Term

  • ETM331, Environmental Technician, Co-op (Work-Integrated Learning option only)

Semester 3

  • ATE351, Aquatic and Terrestrial Ecology

  • CHE351, Environmental Chemistry

  • GEM351, Soil Science and Geomechanic Principles

  • STA351, Environmental Statistics

  • SVC002, Surveying II

  • plus: General Education Course

Semester 4

  • ELR451, Environmental Law and Regulations

  • GIS451, Environmental Geographic Information Systems

  • HDG451, Environmental Hydrology

  • HYD451, Applied Hydraulics for Environmental Technology

  • RMS451, Remote Sensing and Image Interpretation

  • plus: General Education Course

  • plus: General Education Course

  • Note: The following course will not fulfil a General Education requirement: NAT260.

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

When you graduate from this program, these are the types of career options that you can explore:

  • Environmental assessment investigator

  • Environmental construction monitor

  • Environmental sampling and monitoring team member

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Overseas Student Health Cover

Health Insurance $808CAD

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