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Build a great career while helping to protect the environment.
Become part of the solution
The demand for environmental technicians has never been higher. With an Environmental Technician diploma from Sheridan, you can build a successful career while helping to keep our air, water and land safe for future generations.
An outstanding program
Sheridan's Environmental Technician program stands out for its emphasis on chemistry and practical lab work. You'll learn the most sophisticated, up-to-date methods – the same procedures used in environmental science research and required by environmental laboratories, consulting firms and regulatory agencies.
In two years of direct, hands-on environmental science instruction you'll:
- Learn to gather samples in the field and analyze them in the lab.
- Develop a detailed understanding of current environmental regulations.
- Learn to apply pollution prevention and control processes.
Graduates may also work within the environmental or health and safety departments of companies that generate waste products, or with companies that provide the services and equipment to treat those wastes. Job responsibilities may include:
- Sampling and laboratory analysis
- Installing or operating pollution control processes
- Doing research and development
- Maintaining equipment
- Operating employee health and safety programs
- Providing technical service
- Conducting inspections and environmental audits
Some graduates choose to further their studies in Sheridan's Chemical Engineering Technology – Environmental or Chemical Engineering Technology programs. Some graduates go on to obtain university degrees, most commonly in chemistry, chemical engineering and environmental science. Depending on the university, and the choice of program, they may receive transfer credits for their study at Sheridan.
The majority of graduates go directly into the workforce with the skills to thrive – skills that are often paired with a passion for environmental protection. With an Environmental Technician diploma, you can build a successful career around important, meaningful work.
Graduates of Sheridan's Environmental Technician program learn so much chemistry that they're eligible for membership in the Chemical Institute of Canada.
Graduates have completed all the academic requirements for professional certification with the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT). Additional requirements for certification exist and are established by OACETT.
Environmental Technician program courses are held at the Davis Campus in Brampton, Ontario.
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As a student in our Environmental Technician program you’ll work in labs designed to imitate the real-world workplace. Want to see what that looks like? Take a virtual tour of our Chemical Engineering Labs.
Creative, innovative learning is at the core of all Sheridan’s courses. Here are the courses you’ll take in this program.
CODE TITLE CREDITS CHEM16682 Applied Chemistry 1 6 MATH13314 Introductory Mathematics for Chemical Sciences 3 CHEM10371 Lab Techniques 4 CULT10001G The Impact of Culture on the Canadian Workplace 3 SCIE16007 Environmental Science 3 Total: 19
CODE TITLE CREDITS CHEM20379 Applied Chemistry 2 6 MATH17900 Intermediate Mathematics for Chemical Sciences 3 BIOL10101 Microbiology 4 PHYS19554 Physics for Chemical Sciences 3 General Education Course (Open) 3 ENGI 24056 Waste Water Treatment 3 Total: 22
CODE TITLE CREDITS CHEM25770 Analytical Chemistry 1 5 CHEM21471 Organic Chemistry 1 5 CHEM25415 Instrumental Analysis 1 5 HEAL12535 Occupational Health and Safety 3 ENGI27960 Solid Waste Treatment 3 MATH27597 Statistics 3 Total: 24
CODE TITLE CREDITS CHEM27025 Analytical Chemistry 2 5 CHEM29536 Organic Chemistry 2 4 CHEM29479 Instrumental Analysis 2 5 MGMT14005 Environmental Regulations 3 ENGI27600 Air Pollution Chemistry 3 General Education Course (Open) 3 Total: 23
Courses subject to change.
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Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent, including these required courses:
- One English, Grade 12 (ENG4C or ENG4U)
- One Chemistry, Grade 11 (U) or Grade 12 (C)
- Grade 12 Mathematics for College Technology (MCT4C) or Grade 11 Functions (MCF3M) or Grade 11 Functions and Relations (MCR3U) or any Grade 12 (U) mathematics course
Applicants who do not meet the admission requirements will be invited to complete pre-admission tests in mathematics and English. Applicants asked to take the test are considered for admission to Term 1 contingent on receiving a minimum grade of 60% in both the pre-admission mathematics/English tests.
Applicants lacking the Mathematics admission requirement for this program may wish to upgrade their Mathematics prior to application. For upgrading information, please contact us.
Applicants may also consider applying to our Technology Fundamentals program. Successful completion of this program will meet the Mathematics requirement and will provide a broader sense of the Science and Technology fields.
Eligible applicants will be selected on the basis of their previous academic achievement (the average of their six highest senior-level credits including required courses), and/or results of pre-admission testing.
Applicants who do not meet the admission requirements for this program will be assessed and advised individually and may be considered for other, related programs.
Admission at an Advanced Level (Direct Entry)
Students may apply for admission at an Advanced Level (Direct Entry) to Year 2 of this program if they have relevant credits from a university or college. Students may have to complete certain courses from Year 1 prior to graduation.
English Language ProficiencyAll applicants whose first language is not English must meet Sheridan’s English proficiency requirements.
Sheridan's Environmental Technician graduates typically go to work for environmental consulting companies, government agencies and environmental laboratories.
The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:
- Collect representative environmental samples and perform routine tests, using current and relevant tools.
- Use scientific concepts and models when contributing to the prevention, control and elimination of environmental hazards and remediation of contaminated sites.
- Assist with analysis of water/soil/air samples and with the resolution of environmental problems through the application of scientific and engineering principles.
- Follow standard procedures for conducting environmental sampling projects including the use of appropriate equipment and materials.
- Promote and maintain sustainable practices by applying the elements of ecosystem-based management.
- Carry out work responsibilities adhering to standards of professional conduct and principles of professional ethics.
- Complete assigned tasks in adherence to occupational health and safety standards and applicable legislative requirements.
- Follow established protocols in support of environmental management systems.
- Provide ongoing support for project management.
- Communicate technical information accurately and effectively in oral, written, visual and electronic forms.
- Develop and present strategies for ongoing personal and professional development to enhance performance as an environmental technician.
Fees shown here are estimates only. Fees are in Canadian dollars and include tuition, health insurance and ancillary charges.
The fees shown here are for the 2020–2021 academic year, and are subject to change. The fees displayed are for the first two (2) academic terms of study at Sheridan unless otherwise noted; fees for subsequent terms are not reflected on this website.
Fees for this program are paid to the University of Toronto Mississauga.
Fees for this program are paid to Brock University.
Fees for Canadian students$4,444.07
Fees for International students$17,285.07
Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship
Sheridan is pleased to provide an entrance scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to select applicants in this degree program. View Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship details for eligibility criteria and more.
Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship
Sheridan is pleased to provide an entrance scholarship in the amount of $1,500 to select applicants in this degree program. View Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship details for eligibility criteria and more.
Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship
Sheridan is pleased to provide an entrance scholarship in the amount of $2,500 to select applicants in this degree program. View Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship details for eligibility criteria and more.
Ontario College Diploma
Full-time 2 years Program code: PENST
|Sep 2021||Davis Campus (Brampton)||Available|
|Jan 2022||Davis Campus (Brampton)||Available|
|Jan 2021||Davis Campus (Brampton)||Closed|
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