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Environmental Programs at Ontario Colleges

What to expect from a career in Environmental Conservation, Environmental Management and more

Environmental protection is a top priority across many industries, which makes education from environmental programs at Ontario colleges increasingly in-demand. Many companies and businesses are putting increased value on managing environmental issues and on cleaning up their business practices to promote protection of the planet; in light of this, it’s no surprise that environmental jobs are springing up in fields from production and manufacturing to marketing and public relations as companies look to decrease their carbon footprint and market themselves as “green”.

If you’re interested in the environment and want to pursue an environmental management career, here’s what you need to know. More

Environmental Courses

Environmental education is a broad term that includes many different areas of environmental training, from ecosystem preservation and landscape management programs, to science and technology-based ecology and environmental management programs that train students to handle environmental pollution issues.

Many of these programs are one-year certificate programs building on prior science or technology training, while others are full 2- to 3-year diploma programs dedicated to environmental health. They include specialties such as environmental conservation, environmental protection and control, environmental management, and environmental landscape management.

Depending on the area of study you choose, course topics may cover issues like the environmental impacts of humans and businesses throughout history, the study of ecosystem and environmental protection, the principles of energy and environmental audits, landscape management and much more. Field placements and outdoor lab work are also a common part of many program curriculums.

General Environmental Program Requirements

Ontario college environmental management programs at the certificate or diploma level require an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, including a grade 12 English credit. Post-graduate certificate programs require prior education in science and technology programs.

Environmental Jobs and Salaries

Depending on the area of study you choose, environmental jobs are available from Ontario Parks, Conservation Authorities, community landscape management programs and much more.

You may also find an environmental career in the business industry, as an environmental consultant, energy auditor, lab safety technician or in sales and marketing.

Salaries for environmental jobs depend on your level of training and your area of study. The average entry-level salary for graduates is around $34,000 per year, while experienced environmental consultants and auditors could see salaries in the $70,000 to $80,000 range.

Ontario Colleges Offering Environmental Programs

Use the left-column navigation to refine your search by College, Program Availability, Program Start Date and more, or see the table below for a complete list of environmental programs at Ontario colleges. Less

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Program Title College Campus Availability Program Delivery Start Date Website
Show details Applied Nuclear Science and Radiation Safety ALGONQUIN PEMBROKE OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Applied Nuclear Science and Radiation Safety


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 1215X01F
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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Show details Applied Planning - Environmental FLEMING LINDSAY OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Applied Planning - Environmental


  • Program Length: 3 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: AEN
  • Credential: GRADUATE CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-DIPLOMA
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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Show details Aquaculture (Co-Op) FLEMING LINDSAY OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Aquaculture (Co-Op)


  • Program Length: 3 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: AQU
  • Credential: GRADUATE CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-DIPLOMA
  • Program Type: CO-OP
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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Show details Bachelor Of Environmental Public Health (Honours) CONESTOGA DOON OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Bachelor Of Environmental Public Health (Honours)


  • Program Length: 4 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 1386C
  • Credential: DEGREE
  • Program Level: DEGREE
  • Program Type: CO-OP
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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Show details Biomedical Engineering Technology DURHAM OSHAWA OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Biomedical Engineering Technology


  • Program Length: 6 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: BMTY
  • Credential: ADVANCED DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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Show details Biomedical Engineering Technology - Compressed Fast Track DURHAM OSHAWA OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Biomedical Engineering Technology - Compressed Fast Track


  • Program Length: 4 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: BMYF
  • Credential: ADVANCED DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-DIPLOMA
  • Program Type: ACCELERATED
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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Show details Biotechnology MOHAWK FENNELL (HAMILTON) OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Biotechnology


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 369
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: OPTIONAL CO-OP
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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Show details Biotechnology Technician CANADORE COLLEGE DRIVE OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Biotechnology Technician


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 030112
  • Credential: ADVANCED DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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Show details Biotechnology Technologist CANADORE COLLEGE DRIVE OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Biotechnology Technologist


  • Program Length: 3 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 030113
  • Credential: ADVANCED DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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Show details Chemical Engineering Technology MOHAWK FENNELL (HAMILTON) OPEN Full Time 2017 - Jan Visit

Chemical Engineering Technology


  • Program Length: 3 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 533
  • Credential: ADVANCED DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: CO-OP
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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Show details Chemical Engineering Technology MOHAWK FENNELL (HAMILTON) OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Chemical Engineering Technology


  • Program Length: 3 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 533
  • Credential: ADVANCED DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: CO-OP
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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Show details Ecosystem Management Technician FLEMING LINDSAY OPEN Full Time 2017 - Jan Visit

Ecosystem Management Technician


  • Program Length: 4 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: EMT
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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Show details Ecosystem Management Technician FLEMING LINDSAY OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Ecosystem Management Technician


  • Program Length: 4 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: EMT
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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Show details Ecosystem Management Technician FLEMING LINDSAY OPEN Full Time 2018 - Jan Visit

Ecosystem Management Technician


  • Program Length: 4 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: EMT
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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Show details Ecosystem Management Technology FLEMING LINDSAY OPEN Full Time 2017 - Jan Visit

Ecosystem Management Technology


  • Program Length: 6 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: EMX
  • Credential: ADVANCED DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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Show details Ecosystem Management Technology FLEMING LINDSAY OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Ecosystem Management Technology


  • Program Length: 6 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: EMX
  • Credential: ADVANCED DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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Show details Ecosystem Management Technology FLEMING LINDSAY OPEN Full Time 2018 - Jan Visit

Ecosystem Management Technology


  • Program Length: 6 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: EMX
  • Credential: ADVANCED DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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Show details Ecosystem Management Technology (Advanced Standing) FLEMING LINDSAY OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Ecosystem Management Technology (Advanced Standing)


  • Program Length: 2 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: EMD
  • Credential: ADVANCED DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-DIPLOMA
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 5
  • Highly Competitive: No
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Show details Environmental - Civil Engineering Technology (Optional Co-Op) CONESTOGA CAMBRIDGE OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Environmental - Civil Engineering Technology (Optional Co-Op)


  • Program Length: 3 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 1021
  • Credential: ADVANCED DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: OPTIONAL CO-OP
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Optional Co-Op. Co-Op Spaces Are Limited. Once In The Program, Students Are Selected For Co-Op Based On Performance In Program Courses.

Show details Environmental Building Sciences CONESTOGA CAMBRIDGE OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Environmental Building Sciences


  • Program Length: 1 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 1363
  • Credential: GRADUATE CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-DIPLOMA
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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