If you are a domestic or internationally educated student with a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree or other post-secondary credential, you may be eligible for a compressed, fast-track opportunity to complete your advanced diploma requirements in two semesters.
The Environmental Technology program focuses on the chemical and biological sciences as they relate to environmental pollution. An emphasis is placed on ground and surface water quality, soil and waste management and recycling in urban and industrial settings. You will also examine environmental regulations and review their social and economic impacts on communities.
Training and experience in the handling, analysis and monitoring of a wide variety of biological and chemical parameters linked to pollution are at the heart of the program. First-hand field and laboratory experience are emphasized in areas such as:
- Analytical chemistry
- Data collection
- Environmental stewardship management
- Instrumental analysis
Environmental problems and concerns are constantly changing and at Durham College we aim to adapt in order to stay at the leading edge of these changes. Statistics Canada has identified environmental technology as one of the top emerging employment sectors.
This fast-track option is designed for students with existing academic credentials and will provide you with the advanced skills necessary for employment in the environmental field. The program provides technical practice with many opportunities for hands-on experience and project-based learning.