Advanced Diploma in Environmental Technology (Co-op option available)



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There is growing disconnect between humans and the environment, but well-trained environmental technologists are looking for solutions as pressures from population, industry and society continue to stress our ecosystem. Equipped with knowledge rooted in an evolving priority of sustainability that is grounded in risk and analytical testing, technologists provide innovative ways to reduce human impact on the environment and work towards a more sustainable way of living.

This dynamic program focuses on the chemical and biological sciences as they relate to environmental pollution. An emphasis is placed on ground and surface water quality, soil and waste management and recycling in urban and industrial settings. You will also examine environmental regulations and review their social and economic impacts on communities.

Training and experience in the handling, analysis and monitoring of a wide variety of biological and chemical parameters linked to pollution are at the heart of this program. First-hand field work and laboratory experience is emphasized in areas such as:

  • Analytical chemistry
  • Environmental chemistry
  • Environmental Sampling
  • Environmental stewardship
  • Instrumental analysis
  • Microbiology

Environmental problems and concerns are constantly changing and at Durham College we aim to adapt in order to stay at the leading edge of these changes. Statistics Canada has identified environmental technology as one of the top emerging employment sectors.

Career Options


  • Environmental compliance technologist
  • Environmental consultant
  • Environmental microbiology technologist
  • Environmental technologist
  • Hazardous waste technologist
  • Junior environmental officer
  • Laboratory technologist
  • Wastewater operator


  • Air monitoring consultants
  • Conservation authorities
  • Energy generation and distribution
  • Environmental engineering and consulting firms
  • Government agencies
  • Industrial laboratories
  • Waste management
  • Water and wastewater treatment facilities

Co-operative education (co-op)

The best way to succeed in your field is to immerse yourself in it! Co-op is an excellent way to build your professional network, explore career paths and apply in-class teachings to real work situations. Co-op is a model of education that integrates academic learning with workplace learning in fields relevant to our students’ academic and personal goals. Similar to an academic course, work terms are a mandatory component to this form of experiential learning.

Students in the Environmental Technology Advanced Diploma program will be invited to apply to the co-op option during their first academic semester. Entrance to the co-op option is limited and the processes for securing a work term are competitive. Students who qualify for co-op will be eligible to complete two four-month, paid work terms totalling 840 hours. Work terms are scheduled between semesters two and three and four and five of the program.

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School of Science and Engineering Technology (SET)

Pilihan kuliah

Purna Waktu (6 semester)

Biaya kuliah
CAD$13.852,00 (Rp 158.010.529) per tahun
Tanggal mulai

September 2023, Januari 2024


Durham College

Oshawa campus,

2000 Simcoe Street North,


Ontario (ON),

L1G 0C5, Canada

Persyaratan masuk

Untuk mahasiswa internasional

Students must have the equivalent of an:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)
  • Grade 12 English (C or U)
  • Grade 12 mathematics (C, M or U)

English language requirements:

  • Academic IELTS: 6.0, no band score less than 5.5
  • IBT TOEFL: 80, with minimum section scores of 20
  • PTE Academic: 53 minimum overall, no section below 49 L,W,S,R
  • CAEL: Overall scores of 60 with no section below 60
  • DET 105

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