Environmental Technician (Fast-Track)
Program Code: 4221
School: School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science
Program Type: Post-secondary program
Program Length: 1 year/ 2 semesters
Start Date: Fall
Location: Morningside Campus
Telephone: 416-289-5000, ext. 8123
Qualified college or university graduates gain direct admission into year two (semester three) of this two year technician program and receive their Technician diploma in one year (two semesters). Practical training in the three foundation disciplines of biology, chemistry and civil engineering will teach you to understand and manage complex environmental problems. This unique combination of technical skills will greatly increase your career options.
Students learn to use the tools and equipment needed in microbiology, ecological field sampling, analytical chemistry and surveying. Students gain laboratory skills in water quality testing, and groundwater movement.
Drinking Water Operators
Entry-level course for Drinking Water Operators
Students who successfully complete this course will have met the requirements of the Ministry of the Environment’s entry-level course for drinking water operators. This course is delivered by Centennial College in partnership with the Ministry of the Environment and the Walkerton Clean Water Centre.
Graduates of the technician 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).
The Environmental Technician fast-track Program is the recipient of the President's Academic Program Recognition Award for outstanding graduate satisfaction.
|Course Code||Course Title||Location|
|ABEG-125||Occupational Health and Safety (online)||Morningside Campus|
|BAM-108||Biological Techniques||Morningside Campus|
|CH-121||Organic Chemistry||Morningside Campus|
|COMM-170/COMM-171||College Communications 2||Morningside Campus|
|PW-231||Soils and Groundwater||Morningside Campus|
|PW-232||Topographical Surveying||Morningside Campus|
|VS-242||Enviro Legislation & Regulations||Morningside Campus|
|Course Code||Course Title||Location|
|BI-240||Applied Enviro Microbiology||Morningside Campus|
|CH-207||Analytical Chemistry||Morningside Campus|
|CT-121||Computer Aided Drafting 1 - Civil||Morningside Campus|
|ENGL-250||Report Writing in a Technical Environment||Morningside Campus|
|GNED-500||Global Citizenship: From Social Analysis to Social Action||Morningside Campus|
|PW-242||Water Quality Control||Morningside Campus|
|PW-243||Engineering Equip and Processes||Morningside Campus|
- Graduates are qualified to write the Ontario Ministry of the Environment Operator-in-Training (OIT) exam
- Opportunities exist for participation in local conservation and restoration activities.
CTAB Nationally Accredited Program
The Environmental Technician program has met the national technology accreditation requirements established by the Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists (CCTT) and, as such, has received national accreditation status by the Canadian Technology Accreditation Board (CTAB).
- Environmental Specialist
- Environmental Coordinator
- Technical Policy Advisor
- Environmental Safety Consultant
- Research Specialist
- Junior Environmental Scientist
- Project Biologist
- Project Biologist
- Junior Geomorphologist
- College diploma or university degree in science, engineering, or related discipline
- Transcript and resume review is required
- Centennial College English Skills Assessment is required (must score 170 or 171 for admission)
1. Apply Online
Are you an International Student? Apply directly to Centennial College here.
If you are applying through the Second Career Strategy, please apply at the Employment Training Centre for Second Career (Progress Campus). Second Career Strategy is a funding initiative for those who have been laid-off and are in need of training. For more information go to Second Career Strategy.
If you have previously attended a full time program at Centennial College, you may be eligible for a Program Transfer. Visit Enrolment Services at any Campus for information.
All other applicants must apply online at Ontariocolleges.ca. A non-refundable application fee of $95 must accompany applications. The fee is payable online, by telephone, online banking, by mail, or in person to Ontariocolleges.ca. For more information go to Ontariocolleges.ca Application Fees.
2. Submit Documents
Current Ontario high school students and graduates from Ontario high schools: Notify your guidance counsellor that you have applied to college and your school will forward transcripts to Centennial College via Ontariocolleges.ca.
Graduates of college/university, or high school outside Ontario but within Canada: You are responsible for requesting that your educational institute sends any required documents and transcripts to Ontariocolleges.ca.
Applicants who attended school outside of Canada: If you are submitting transcripts to meet admission requirements, you must have the transcripts assessed by an independent credential assessment agency such as World Education Services (WES) or International Credential Assessment Service (ICAS).
For more information go to Submitting your Transcripts.
3. Confirm Your Offer of Admission
Offers of Admission are sent by mail to eligible applicants. When you receive your offer, you must login to your account at Ontariocolleges.ca and confirm before the Deadline to Confirm noted in your offer letter.
You may confirm only one college and one program offer at a time.
You must confirm your offer by the Deadline to Confirm noted in your Offer of Admission letter or your seat may be given to another applicant.
When you confirm your Offer of Admission at Centennial College you are given access to your personal myCentennial account where you can check your email, grades, register for courses, pay tuition fees, and see your class timetable.
4. Pay Fees
Centennial fees statements are sent by email to your personal email account and to your myCentennial email account. Fees statements are not mailed.
You must make a minimum payment by the Fees Deadline noted in your Fees Statement or your seat may be given to another applicant.
5. Build Your Timetable (Register for Courses)
Build your timetable (web-register for courses) at my.centennialcollege.ca.
Fall registration begins mid-July
January registration begins mid-December
May registration begins mid-April
Your web-registration will not open if:
You have not submitted your minimum fee payment by the deadline
You received a Conditional Offer of Admission and you have not met the conditions of your offer.
Once you have paid your fees or have made appropriate arrangements, register for your courses online through myCentennial.
Fees noted below are estimates only. Tuition is based on two semesters, beginning Fall 2015.
|Student||Tuition (2 Semesters)||Incidental Fees||Total|