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Ontario College Diploma

Environmental Technician

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

(Brampton)

For the Fall 2021 semester, this program will be delivered through a hybrid model that combines remote and in-person learning. View details on delivery modes for all programs.

Build a great career while helping to protect the environment.

Program Overview

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.

Hands-on instruction

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.

Additional information

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.

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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

Designation

Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Program Summary

Degree Entrance Scholarship Available

Once you’ve applied for admission to this program, we’ll automatically consider you for this award.

International Student?

This program is part of our new two-year graduate certificate bundles! You may be able to qualify for a three-year post-grad work permit.

Courses

Creative, innovative learning is at the core of all Sheridan’s courses. Here are the courses you’ll take in this program.

  • CODETITLECREDITS
    CHEM16682Applied Chemistry 16
    MATH13314Introductory Mathematics for Chemical Sciences  3
    CHEM10371Lab Techniques4
    CULT10001GThe Impact of Culture on the Canadian Workplace  3
    SCIE16007Environmental Science3
    Total:19
  • CODETITLECREDITS
    CHEM20379Applied Chemistry 26
    MATH17900Intermediate Mathematics for Chemical Sciences3
    BIOL10101Microbiology4
    PHYS19554Physics for Chemical Sciences3
     General Education Course (Open)3
    ENGI 24056Waste Water Treatment3
    Total:22
  • CODETITLECREDITS
    CHEM25770Analytical Chemistry 15
    CHEM21471Organic Chemistry 15
    CHEM25415Instrumental Analysis 15
    HEAL12535Occupational Health and Safety3
    ENGI27960Solid Waste Treatment3
    MATH27597Statistics3
    Total:24
  • CODETITLECREDITS
    CHEM27025Analytical Chemistry 25
    CHEM29536Organic Chemistry 24
    CHEM29479Instrumental Analysis 25
    MGMT14005Environmental Regulations3
    ENGI27600Air Pollution Chemistry3
     General Education Course (Open)3
    Total:23

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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

Designation

Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility

Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent, including these required courses:

  • One English, Grade 12 (ENG4C or ENG4U)

plus

  • 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

or

Mature student status.

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.

Applicant Selection

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 Proficiency

All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Sheridan’s English proficiency requirements.

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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

Designation

Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Program Summary

Career Opportunities

Sheridan's Environmental Technician graduates typically go to work for environmental consulting companies, government agencies and environmental laboratories.

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    Faculty

    Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

    Designation

    Ontario College Diploma

    Duration

    2 yrs (4 semesters)

    Location

    Davis Campus

    7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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    Faculty

    Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

    Designation

    Ontario College Diploma

    Duration

    2 yrs (4 semesters)

    Location

    Davis Campus

    7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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    Degree Completion

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    Faculty

    Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

    Designation

    Ontario College Diploma

    Duration

    2 yrs (4 semesters)

    Location

    Davis Campus

    7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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    Learning Outcomes

    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.

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    Faculty

    Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

    Designation

    Ontario College Diploma

    Duration

    2 yrs (4 semesters)

    Location

    Davis Campus

    7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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    Faculty

    Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

    Designation

    Ontario College Diploma

    Duration

    2 yrs (4 semesters)

    Location

    Davis Campus

    7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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    Program Fees

    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 2021–2022 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.

    Program Fees

    Fees for this program are paid to the University of Toronto Mississauga.

    Program Fees

    Fees for this program are paid to Brock University.

    Program Fees

    Fees shown here are estimates only. Fees are in Canadian dollars and include tuition, health insurance and ancillary charges.

    For Canadian Students

    The fees shown here are for the 2021-2022 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. For English Language Studies, depending on your level placement, your program completion time may differ.

    For International Students

    The fees shown here are for Fall 2021, and are subject to change. The English Language Studies program is offered to international students in 7-week sessions. The fees displayed are for each 7-week session and include tuition and health insurance. Depending on your level placement, your program completion time may differ.

    Fees For Canadian Students

    Fees for Canadian students

    $4,269.00
    Fees for International Students

    Fees for International students

    $18,060.00

    Financial Aid & Awards

    Your education is a big investment, and we're here to help! Keep an eye on our Financial Aid & Awards page for regular updates, and check out these important links:

    All new international students beginning their studies in the Fall 2021 or Winter 2022 semesters will receive an entrance scholarship ranging from $1,000 to $2,000.

    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.

    Bursaries for Grade 12 Students Pursuing Studies Toward a Career in Law

    The annual Bursary Program for grade 12 students pursuing careers in the justice sector at an Ontario university or college is now open! Bursaries are offered by the Association of Justices of the Peace of Ontario (AJPO), the Association of Ontario Judges (AOJ) and the Ontario Superior Court Judges’ Association (OSCJA). Each association offers one bursary per year in each of their judicial regions for a total of 22 bursaries province-wide!

    Applications close on May 26. Spread the word to students! Visit the Bursary web page for more information.

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    Ontario College Diploma

    Duration

    2 yrs (4 semesters)

    Location

    Davis Campus

    7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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    Ontario College Diploma

    Duration

    2 yrs (4 semesters)

    Location

    Davis Campus

    7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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    Ontario College Diploma

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    2 yrs (4 semesters)

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    Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

    Designation

    Ontario College Diploma

    Duration

    2 yrs (4 semesters)

    Location

    Davis Campus

    7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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    Program Mission

    Our mission is to utilize harmonious, comprehensive and specialized training to empower our learners with the knowledge, skills and attitude required to demonstrate the Professional Competencies for Canadian Pharmacy Technicians at Entry to Practice.

    Program Vision

    Our vision is to graduate highly-skilled life-long learners who uphold professional integrity and promote quality and safety in practice.

    Critical Performance Statement

    Upon graduation, students in Sheridan’s Pharmacy Technician diploma program will have demonstrated the ability to pursue the career of pharmacy technician and to practice safely in a community or hospital while adhering to the scope of practice for pharmacy technicians.

    Program availability

    Ontario College Diploma

    Full-time 2 years Program code: PENST

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    Start date Campus Status
    Sep 2021 Davis Campus (Brampton) Available
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