Environmental Technology graduates have advanced skills in the use of environmental sampling, monitoring and testing equipment; data analysis; and information technology tools. They are familiar with applying the principles of ecosystem-based management for sustainability and have the ability to manage environmental projects from planning through to implementation and maintenance. They have applied knowledge of health, safety and environmental requirements and can contribute to risk assessment and environmental systems management. This program provides an opportunity for students to apply their skills through partnerships in the community and stresses the need for designing and implementing systems to prevent, control and clean-up environmental contamination.
Georgian College's Environmental Technician and Technology programs have enjoyed a partnership with the City of Barrie for over 20 years within the areas of water, wastewater, engineering and environmental services. This partnership has fostered support for the college's advisory committee, special projects and co-operative education work terms. Subsequently, many graduates have also secured full-time employment with City of Barrie as a result of the success of this partnership.
This program is accredited by the Canadian Association for Co-operative Education (CAFCE).
This accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for co-operative education programs in Canada, and recognizes Georgian's commitment to quality in co-op education.
OSSD or equivalent with
- Grade 12 English (C or U)
- Grade 12 Mathematics (C or U)
You must meet ONE of the following requirements to be eligible for admission to these programs:
Secondary school applicants:
- OSS Curriculum: OSSD or equivalent with Grade 12 English (C) or (U) (ENG4C, ENG4U); plus any Grade 12 College Mathematics (MAP4C or MCT4C), or any Grade 12 U University Mathematics. Also recommended: Grade 12 College or Grade 11 or 12 University Physics (SPH4C, SPH4U, SPH3U) or Grade 12 College or Grade 11 or 12 University Chemistry (SCH4C, SCH4U, SCH3U) or Grade 11 C Biology or Grade 11 or 12 U Biology (SBI3C, SBI3U, SBI4U).
Non-Secondary school applicants (19 years or older):
- Any credit Communication course and most credit mathematics courses taken at Georgian College
- College preparatory programs including those taken at Georgian College: Technology Foundation and Technology Fundamentals*
- Equivalent courses in English and mathematics taken through secondary school or Independent Learning Centres (at the general, advanced, college or university level)
- Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE) program with communications and business, apprentice or technical mathematics*
- Mature student testing in English and mathematics that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through most testing services)*
- Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED)
- English, Literature or Communication credit courses and most mathematics credit courses from accredited colleges/universities
Home school applicants:
- Applicants can write the mature student testing in English and mathematics that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through testing services)*
* available from Georgian College. For a complete listing please contact the Office of the Registrar.
View the Environmental Technology articulations on the Credit Transfer Centre page.
- ENVR1000 Environmental Science and Sustainability
- CHEM1003 Introduction to Applied Chemistry
- CHEM2002 Organic Chemistry
- ENVR2005 Environmental Assessment
- MENG3013 Fluids in the Environment
- LAWS2010 Environmental Law
- ENVR3002 Toxicology
- ENVR3001 Water Supply and Wastewater Tr
- ENVR3000 Applied Hydrology
- ENVR1003 Environmental Health/Safety
- BIOL1008 Biological Systems
- CHEM3001 Applied Environmental Chem
- COMP1059 Computer Technology for Environmental Applications
- ENVR1004 Geospatial Technology
- ENVR2004 Solid Waste Management
- ENVR2011 Contaminants in the Environment
- ENVR2012 Ecosystems and Environmental Sampling
- ENVR2013 Limnology and Watershed Management
- ENVR2014 Envir Mgmt Systems and Audits
- ENVR2015 Soils and Environmental Geology
- ENVR3006 Sustainable Technologies 1
- ENVR3007 Sustainable Technologies 2
- ENVR3008 Risk Assessment/Peer Review
- ENVR3009 Spill Response/Emerg Prepared
- ENVR3010 Adv Environmental Sampling
- ENVR3011 Ecosystem-based Management
- MATH1018 Introduction to Technical Mathematics
- PHYS1004 Physical Systems in the Environment
- STAT2006 Applied Statistics for Env App
- SURV2001 Geomatics and Environmental CADD
Communications CoursesTo be selected at time of registration from the College list, as determined by testing.
General Education CoursesTo be selected from College list
Co-op Work Terms
- COOP1023 Environmental Work Term 1
- COOP2020 Environmental Work Term 2-3