Environmental Technologist



Environmental Engineering Technicians and Technologists operate, maintain and repair environmental testing equipment. They also monitor emissions and air quality, collect air and/or material samples, analyze data to determine actual and potential health risks. They may also be involved complete reports on how to clean up contaminated sites.

Duties:

  • Develop engineering designs and drawings from preliminary concepts and sketches
  • Prepare construction specifications, cost and material estimates, project schedules and reports
  • Supervise or conduct field surveys, inspect the topography, soils, drainage and water supply systems, road and highway systems and structures to provide data for engineering projects
  • Conduct or supervise inspection and testing of construction materials

Essential Skills:

  • Reading Text
  • Document use & writing
  • Measurements & Calculations
  • Data Analyis
  • Problem Solving
  • Critial Thinking

Skills:

  • Ability to work as a team, communicating technical information in an organized manner
  • Good oral and communication skills
  • Ability to work within a timeline and deal with unexpected situations effectively
  • Good written skills to complete reports or documentation
  • Good math skills for performing calculations

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Education:

    A high school diploma is required

Education Requirements :

  • Completion of a three year college program in civil engineering technology or a closely related discipline is require for civil engineering technicians
  • Certification in civil engineering technology or in a related filed is available through provincial association may be required for some positions
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Available Programs:

  • Dual Credit Programs

Program Description:

Environmental technology program emphasizes the construction industry. Topics include: water quality and pollution, municipal solid waste management, environmental site assessment and remediation of contaminated sites and environmental impact of construction projects. Laboratory practice in water quality testing, groundwater movement, environmental audits and the skills needed to analyze and re-mediate the urban environment. Technician programs are two years and more hands on. Technology programs are 3 years and are more in-depth.

Schools

Technician Programs

  • ALGONQUIN COLLEGE-ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNICIAN
  • CAMBRIAN COLLEGE-ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNICIAN
  • CENTENNIAL COLLEGE-ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNICIAN
  • CONFEDERATION COLLEGE-ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNICIAN
  • FLEMING COLLEGE-ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNICIAN
  • GEORGIAN COLLEGE-ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNICIAN
  • LAMBTON COLLEGE-ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNICIAN
  • LOYALIST COLLEGE-ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNICIAN
  • SENECA COLLEGE-ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNICIAN
  • SHERIDAN COLLEGE-ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNICIAN
  • ST LAWRENCE COLLEGE-ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNICIAN

Technology Programs

  • ALGONQUIN COLLEGE-ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY
  • CAMBRIAN COLLEGE-ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY
  • CENTENNIAL COLLEGE-ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY
  • CONESTOGA COLLEGE-ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY
  • CONFEDERATION COLLEGE-ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY
  • DURHAM COLLEGE-ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY
  • FANSHAWE COLLEGE-ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY
  • FLEMING COLLEGE-ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY
  • GEORGIAN COLLEGE-ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY
  • LOYALIST COLLEGE-ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY
  • MOHAWK COLLEGE-ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY
  • NIAGARA COLLEGE-ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY
  • NORTHERN COLLEGE-ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY


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What to Expect
Sara Craven

Environmental Technologist

I am passionate about the environment. I wanted to do something that will have a real impact on protecting the environment and construction is it.  Everything we do when we build things has an impact on the environment so every day I can see how we are actually improving things. …
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Essentials Skills
Environmental Technologist


  • Reading Text
  • Document use & writing
  • Measurements & Calculations
  • Data Analyis
  • Problem Solving
  • Critial Thinking
Financial Expectation

Environmental Technologist

Education Roadmap

Environmental Technologist

Career ETA: 3 years

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