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.
(NB Francophone High School Math Equivalencies)
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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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).
Institution: Griffith UniversityArticulation Period: No End DateInformation: 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.
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 - NBSCETTInformation: Certification by the New Brunswick Society of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists with two years of acceptable work experience.
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