Environmental Technology

CampusStart DateTuition/Fees
MiramichiSeptember 2024 (Blended Delivery) Domestic | International

Program Overview

Climate change and environmental damage have become defining issues of our generation. Using science to heal some of the damage done by humans and helping to ensure sustainable practices in the future are what environmental technologists do. We work for nature, and our work has never been more vital. As the global population continues to grow, so does the impact humans have on our planet. If you're passionate about the environment, love working outdoors, and science and math are strong subjects for you, a career as an Environmental Technologist can ensure that your impact is a positive one that leads to a cleaner, healthier future for everyone.
In our Environmental Technology program, you'll learn how to operate laboratory, field, and monitoring equipment to sample, evaluate and analyze data collected from the air, water, groundwater, and soil. You'll work in the classroom, lab, and the field. When you graduate, you'll have the scientific knowledge and technical skills base to understand and help manage today's complex environmental challenges. Enroll today in the Environmental Technology program and pursue a career that helps protect, maintain, and restore our natural surroundings.


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 or Essential Skills Achievement Pathway: Post-Secondary Entry High School Diploma
    • 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
      International Student Admission 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. Program graduates find a world of different options in areas such as health & safety, sustainability, and natural resources management.
      You may find employment with industry, the environmental consulting sector, federal or provincial governments, and other agencies or organizations involved with environmental issues. As our global economy and infrastructure grows, some environmental technologists find opportunities in civil engineering, providing technical support at consulting engineering and construction companies, public works, and other government departments. Ensuring public health and safety also present career options within government departments working as inspectors who evaluate restaurants, industrial establishments, municipal water systems, public facilities, institutions, and other workplaces to ensure compliance with government regulations.

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      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.

      Technology Requirements
      NBCC is a connected learning environment. All programs require a minimum specification, including access to the internet and a laptop. Your computer should meet your program technology requirements to ensure the software required for your program operates effectively. Free wifi is provided on all campuses.

      Areas of Study

      • 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

      Program Courses

      Course curriculum for this program is still under development. Once the courses have been finalized, they will be posted here. Courses are subject to change.

      NOC Codes

      21120 - Public and environmental health and safety professionals
      22300 - Civil engineering technologists and technicians

      Articulation Agreements

      Institution: University of New Brunswick Saint John - Faculty of Business
      Articulation Period:
      Information: Bachelor of Applied Management Degree
      NBCC graduates of any 2 year diploma program with a GPA of 70% or greater receive 2 years full credit toward this degree and will be eligible to enter year 3 of the 4 year Bachelor of Applied Management (BAM) program.


      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: Saskatchewan Polytechnic
      Articulation Period:
      Information: Environmental Technology graduates after May 31, 2019 that complete approved bridging courses, if any, are admissible to the Sask Polytech BCM (Bachelor of Construction Management) Program.  NBCC students who graduated prior to May 31, 2019 will be considered for admission on an individual basis and advised of any additional courses required to meet admission requirements.
      Institution: Cape Breton University
      Articulation Period:
      Information: Bachelor of Engineering Technology.
      NBCC graduates must complete 36 credits of course work.  This can be done on-line, in class or a combination - minimum 2 semesters.
      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 - Fisheries and Marine Institute , St. Johns, NL
      Articulation Period: No End Date
      Information: Bachelor of Technology program

      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: Environmental Technology
      Information: Graduates with two years of acceptable work experience may be eligible for certification by the New Brunswick Society of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists.

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