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Environmental Technology (Fast-Track) (Optional Co-op)

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Program Details

  • Program Code:4222
  • School:School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science
  • Credential:Ontario College Advanced Diploma
  • Program Type:Fast-track program

Program Overview

Program Overview

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The Environmental Technology (Fast-Track) program is for qualified college or university graduates who wish to gain direct admission into Year 2 (Semester 3) of this three-year advanced diploma program in preparation for the constantly evolving field of environmental technology.

Through courses that will cover the three foundational disciplines of biology, chemistry and civil engineering, and teach you to understand and manage complex environmental problems, this college technology program will provide you with theoretical and practical knowledge for career success.

Courses will feature hands-on experience using technology and equipment in water and soil quality analysis, ecological field sampling, analytical chemistry, hazardous material management, surveying, municipal engineering, AutoCAD drawing and geographic information systems (GIS) mapping. Meanwhile, laboratory practice in water quality testing, groundwater movement, computer aided environmental audits and the chemistry of pollutants will provide you with the skills to analyze and remediate the urban environment.

This unique combination of technical know-how will greatly increase your career options.

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.

Co-op Option

The co-op option in this program will provide you with the opportunity to gain hands-on experience while you complete three work terms as an employee in the field. This experience will not only allow you to put classroom learning into practice but it will also provide valuable contacts for your future career.

To participate in programs with optional co-op, you'll typically complete an application process in the second semester of your studies, and if academically qualified, will be admitted to the co-op program. When you graduate, your diploma will highlight the co-op credential.

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

  • You take part in a program that is the recipient of Centennial College's President's Academic Program Recognition Award for Outstanding Student Satisfaction.
  • Opportunities exist for participation in local conservation and restoration activities.
  • Graduates can apply to register with the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologist (OACETT).
  • After semester four courses are completed, you can write the Ontario Ministry of the Environment Operator-in-Training (OIT) and Water Quality Analyst (WQA) exams.

Articulation Agreements

Start in a diploma program, end with a degree! Successful graduates of this Environmental Technician (Fast-Track) Advanced Diploma 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 partner pathway has a specific minimum grade requirement in order to qualify for transferring credits, which are assessed by the receiving partner institution.

Partner Institution Degree Program
Algoma University Honours Bachelor of Arts - multiple majors
Bachelor of Business Administration - Accounting or Human Resources Management or Marketing (also offered at the Brampton Campus)
Bachelor of Science - multiple majors
Bachelor of Computer Science - multiple majors
Athabasca University Bachelor of Science, or Bachelor of Science with major
Cape Breton University Bachelor of Engineering Technology - Environmental Studies
Bachelor of Engineering Technology - Petroleum
Davenport University Bachelor of Business Administration - General Business
Griffith University Bachelor of Environmental Science
Bachelor of Science - Ecology and Conservation Biology
Guelph, University of Bachelor of Bio-Resource Management 
Lakehead University Honours or Bachelor Degree - multiple majors
Honours Bachelor of Science - Water Resource Science 
Honours Bachelor of Environmental Studies - Geography
Bachelor of Environmental Science - Geography
Bachelor of Environmental Science - Biology
Laurentian University Bachelor of Arts
McMaster University Bachelor of Technology - Computing and Information Technology
Bachelor of Technology - Energy Engineering Technology
Ontario Tech University (UOIT) Honours Bachelor of Arts - Educational Studies and Digital Technology
Honours Bachelor of Arts - Community Development and Policy Studies (Bridge)
Royal Roads University Bachelor of Science - Environmental Science
Bachelor of Science - Environmental Practice
Bachelor of Arts - Environmental Practice
Seneca College Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies
Sheridan College Bachelor of Applied Information Sciences - Information Systems Security
Western Ontario, University of Bachelor of Science - Environmental Science
Wilfrid Laurier University - Brantford Campus Honours Bachelor of Arts
York University Honours Computer Science
Honours Environmental Studies
Honours Science - Chemistry
Bachelor of Science - multiple majors

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

For pathways to other Ontario post-secondary institutions, please view ONCAT.

Educational Partners

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

Recognitions

The Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT) recognizes this TAC nationally-accredited program as meeting the academic standard for certification in the Certified Engineering Technologist (C.E.T.) category as well as the OACETT technology report and language benchmark requirements.

 

OACETT The Technology Professionals In Ontario logo

Accreditation

TAC

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).

National Accredited Program logo

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 and Water and Waster Water Testing.

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

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Academic Requirements

  • Diploma or degree in chemistry/biology or engineering, or related discipline

Additional Requirements

Co-op Option

Co-op Option

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Co-op Option

The co-op option in this program will provide you with the opportunity to gain hands-on experience while you complete two work terms as an employee in the field. This experience not only allows you to put classroom learning into practice, but will also provide valuable contacts for your future career.

To participate in programs with optional co-op, students will typically complete an application process in the first semester of their studies, and if academically qualified, may be admitted to the co-op program. Academically qualified students who are accepted into the program will register for the co-op preparation course as scheduled. 

Co-op Requirements

  • Minimum of 80% of courses completed from semester one
  • A minimum C (60%) grade in COMM-170/171
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher (this must be maintained for the duration of the program)
  • Students must be legally eligible to work in Canada
  • Students who meet the above prerequisites will apply to transfer to the co-op program as scheduled

Note: Meeting the minimum co-op program requirements does not guarantee admission into the co-op program.

Co-op Model Route

Fall Semester Intake
Fall Semester 1
Winter Semester 2
Summer Co-op Work Term 1
Fall Semester 3
Winter Semester 4
Summer Co-op Work Term 2

Learn more about co-op programs.

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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