Environmental Technician (Fast-Track)

Program Details

  • Program Code:4221
  • School:School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science
  • Credential:Ontario College Diploma
  • Program Type:Post-secondary program
  • Program Length:1 year/ 2 semesters

Program Availability

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Program Overview

Program Overview

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The Environmental Technician (Fast-Track) program allows qualified college or university graduates to gain direct admission into Year 2 (Semester 3) of the two-year program to receive their Technician diploma in one year (two semesters).

This program will prepare you for work in the growing environmental technology field by covering the three foundational disciplines of biology, chemistry and civil engineering, and teaching you to understand and manage complex environmental problems. The technology program will include hands-on training as you'll learn to use the tools and equipment needed in water and soil quality analysis, ecological field sampling, analytical chemistry and surveying.

The unique combination of technical skills will greatly increase your career options once you graduate from the Environmental Technician program, which has received the President's Academic Program Recognition awards for Quality of the Learning Experience and for Outstanding Graduate Satisfaction.

Drinking Water Operators

If you successfully complete the entry-level course for Drinking Water Operators, you'll meet the requirements of the Ministry of the Environment's entry-level course for drinking water operators. Centennial College delivers this course in partnership with the Ministry of the Environment and the Walkerton Clean Water Centre. 

Program Outline

Program Outline

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Career Options, Academic Pathways and Partners

Career Options, Academic Pathways and Partners

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Program Highlights

  • Opportunities exist for participation in local conservation and restoration activities.
  • Graduates of this Environmental Technician (Fast-Track) 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).

Articulation Agreements

Start in a diploma program, end with a degree! Successful graduates of this Environmental Technician (Fast-Track) program have the opportunity to apply their credits towards further study at the degree level. Listed below are the degrees from partnering institutions that are available for this program.

Please note that each partnership has a specific minimum grade requirement in order to qualify for transferring credits, which are assessed by the partner institution.

Partner Institution Degree
Davenport University Bachelor of Business Administration - General Business
Royal Roads University Bachelor of Science - Environmental Science
Bachelor of Science - Environmental Management
Bachelor of Science - Environmental Practice
Bachelor of Arts - Environmental Practice

Please visit our website at www.centennialcollege.ca/admissions/applying/education-pathways/outbound-pathways for more information on articulation agreements.

Accreditation

This program has met the national educational standards of Canada’s engineering technology and applied science profession, as such, has received national program accreditation by Technology Accreditation Canada (TAC).

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  • Please note: The qualification requirements and costs for each external accreditation, designation, certification or recognition are set by the granting body — not by Centennial College. In order to qualify for any external accreditations, designations, certifications or recognition, students and graduates will need to follow the processes and meet the applicable requirements listed on the websites and in the materials of those external bodies.

Career Outlook

  • Technical Policy Advisor
  • Environmental Safety Consultant
  • Soil Collection and Analysis
  • Water and Waste Water Testing

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

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Academic Requirements

  • College diploma or university degree in science, engineering, or related discipline

Additional Requirements

How to Apply

How to Apply

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1. Apply Online

Domestic Students

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.

International Students

 Apply directly to Centennial College here.

2. Submit Documents

Domestic Students

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.

International Students

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.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and Fees

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Fees noted below are estimates only. Tuition is based on two semesters, beginning Fall 2019.

Student Tuition (2 Semesters) Ancillary Fees Total
Canadian $2,721.00 $1,208.00 $3,929.00
International $15,437.50 $1,717.00 $17,154.50

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