Fanshawe College

Environmental Technology - ENT1

Advanced Diploma

Maintaining, nurturing and protecting the environment is a global priority. As a result, understanding the environment and providing innovative solutions using new and emerging technologies has never been more important. Take the first step toward an in-demand, respected and vital career helping the planet with Fanshawe's Environmental Technology program.
Over three years of environmental training and 12 to 16 months of paid co-op placement, you will study and gain experience in environmental processes that provides foundational knowledge of air, water and waste management issues. The environmental course curriculum includes bacteriology, analytical chemistry, air pollution meteorology, water quality management, industrial hygiene and hydrogeology. This environmental program emphasizes measurement and analysis techniques as well as legislation for air, water and waste.
The theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience using state-of-the-art instrumentation, combined with real work applications, will give you a competitive edge upon graduation with your environmental diploma.
This three-year program provides students with a strong basic knowledge of Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics and Biology with focus on the concepts of air, water and wastewater management to round out their learning experience. In particular, the program emphasizes in-depth training in the principles and procedures of measurement and analysis techniques, and legislation for air, water and waste.

This program is accredited by Co-operative Education and Work Integrated Learning Canada. This accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for co-operative education programs in Canada, and recognizes Fanshawe's commitment to excellence.

Co-op Opportunities & Career Information
Co-op Opportunities
The Environmental Technology program offers a cooperative education component, which provides students the opportunity to gain invaluable first-hand workplace experience in their chosen field. Here are some co-op jobs that have kick-started the careers of some Environmental Technology students before even graduating!
Environmental Services Assistant
Assist with the maintenance of water and wastewater facilities and linear infrastructure.
Environmental Development Assistant
Provide support for environment management programs.
Fungal/Microbial Technician
Prepare growth media for culturing fungal species.
For more information regarding co-op, please check out our co-op site or contact the Co-op Office at to connect with a consultant.
Career Information
Fanshawe’s Environmental Technology program provides a mix of related paid work experiences with classroom theory during alternating periods of work and study. Upon completion, graduate gain up to 16 months of work experience preparing them for employment opportunities with:
provincial and federal government regulatory agencies
petrochemical companies
environmental consultants
pollution measurement control
water and waste water facilities
public/private research enterprises

Did you know Fanshawe consistently ranks high in graduation employment rates among large colleges in Ontario?

Here are some examples of career opportunities for graduates of Fanshawe’s Environmental Technology program:
Environmental Technologist
Perform field evaluations of source emissions in industrial settings.
Environmental Coordinator
Implement a wastewater and industrial waste monitoring program.
Environmental Areas Field Coordinator
Trail management including pruning, risk management inspections and repairing boardwalks, barricades, bridges and signage.

Program Duration:
90 weeks
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