Environmental Technology

CampusStart Date
MiramichiSeptember 2018

Program Overview

Environmental Technologists work for nature. They focus on the conservation of natural resources (fish and wildlife, habitat and ecosystems, agriculture, etc.) and work to heal some of the damage caused by humans. You’ll learn how to operate laboratory, field and monitoring equipment in order to sample, evaluate and analyze data collected from air, water, groundwater and soil. Environmental Technology is a rapidly developing field, you’ll find meaningful work on field sites or in research and communications departments of government and business.


The requirements for this diploma program may be achieved within two years of full-time study.

Admission Requirements

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  • High School Diploma or Adult High School Diploma or GED Diploma of High School Equivalency
    • Pre-calculus 110
      Geometry and Applications in Mathematics 112 and Functions and Relations 112
      • Total of two (2) sciences, including at least one (1) from the following:
        • Biology 112 or 122
        • Chemistry 112 or 122
        • Physics 112 or 122

      (NB Francophone High School Math Equivalencies)

      Career Possibilities

      With evolving environmental legislation and the industry's expanding focus on environmental issues, employment opportunities in this field are growing, particularly within the private sector. Graduates may find employment with industry, the environmental consulting sector, federal or provincial governments, and other agencies or organizations involved with environmental issues.

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      NOC Codes

      2212 - Geological and mineral technologists and technicians
      2231 - Civil engineering technologists and technicians

      What you will learn

      • Environmental Assessments
      • Water Quality: Surface, Drinking, and Ground Water
      • Air Quality: Indoor and Outdoor
      • Field Skills (Canoeing & Wilderness First Aid)
      • Environmental Remediation and Restoration
      • GPS & GIS Technology
      • Ecosystem Science
      • Environmental Sampling Analysis
      • Environmental Management Systems
      • Pollution Control Systems
      • Soil Sciences
      • Applied Research
      • Mathematics
      • Sciences

      Specific Considerations

      To achieve success in the Environmental Technology program, you should have a strong background in mathematics, science, and written communication. Applicants with a strong science background, especially in chemistry and biology, usually do well with the Environmental Technology curriculum. A considerable amount of training is in field work, so you should enjoy working outdoors.


      Organization: The Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists (CCTT)
      Accreditation Period:
      Information: The Environmental Technology program is accredited with the Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists (CCTT).

      Articulation Agreements

      Institution: Griffith University
      Articulation Period: No End Date
      Information: Griffith University will grant up to one and a half (1.5) years of advanced standing (i.e., entry into the fourth semester) of the Bachelor of Science (Environment) degree program on completion of the Environmental Technology NBCC Diploma.

      Institution: Royal Roads University
      Articulation Period: 2009-2014
      Information: Under an existing articulation agreement, graduates of this nationally accredited program can receive two years credit towards a Bachelor of Science degree at Royal Roads University.

      Institution: UNB - Faculty of Forestry and Environmental Management (FOREM)
      Articulation Period:
      Information: Environmental Technology graduates will be eligible for transfer credit, with the Bachelor of Science in Environmental and Natural Resources (BScENR) Water Resources Management Major program, provided they have earned a grade of 70% or higher in each course and are in good standing.
      Institution: Memorial University, St. Johns, NL
      Articulation Period: No End Date
      Information: Bachelor of Science degree.
      Institution: Cape Breton University
      Articulation Period: 2009-2014
      Information: Under existing articulation agreements, graduates of this nationally accredited program can receive credit for two years towards a Bachelor of Technology (Environmental Studies) at Cape Breton University.

      External Certifications

      Environmental Technology graduates may have an opportunity to acquire the following external certifications upon meeting the external agencies certification requirements and paying any required fees to the external agency:

      Institution: New Brunswick Society of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (NBSCETT)
      External Certification: Engineering All - NBSCETT
      Information: Certification by the New Brunswick Society of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists with two years of acceptable work experience.


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