Environmental Field Techniques (EFWP)
Ontario College Certificate | 3 semesters | Barrydowne
Gain the entry-level skills and practical field experience to identify, measure, and record environmental variables within the air, water, soil and living organisms. This program prepares you to perform appropriate sampling, use state-of-the-art equipment, and assist in the remediation and long-term monitoring of contaminated eco-system components. Throughout the program, you will also build your knowledge of pertinent environmental regulations and policies.
- 1 year – 3 semesters
- 4-week internship in semester 3
- Opportunity to earn National Green Check level I and II geomatics certifications through course work
- Learn to assess and monitor air, water, soil, and related eco-systems
- Use case studies to understand provincial and federal legislation
- Develop your technical writing skills
You will undertake an approved 4-week internship with a company or agency involved in environmental work or research.
For graduates of the new curriculum (OSS): Ontario Secondary School Diploma (30 credits) or equivalent or mature student status, including:
- any grade 12 English (C), (U), or (M)
- any grade 11 mathematics (C), (U), or (M)
This program will be delivered in the following terms:
For specific term start/end dates and other key dates/deadlines, please see the 2017-18 Academic Schedule which will be posted on our website in early 2017.
Program of Study
|CHM 1005||Chemistry Fundamentals||3|
|ECO 1000||Principles of Ecology||3|
|ENV 1007||Biodiversity Fundamentals||3|
|ENV 1008||Water Properties and Monitoring||3|
|ENV 1009||Air Properties and Monitoring||3|
|ENV 1011||Soil Science||3|
|ENG 1002||College Communications||3|
|CMP 1017||Computer Applications||2|
|ECO 1001||Ecosystem Restoration||3|
|ENV 1012||Outdoor Equipment and Survival||3|
|ENV 1013||Principles of Natural Resources Management||3|
|ENV 1014||Environmental Impact Assessment||3|
|ENV 1015||Fundamentals of Environmental Micro. Toxicology||3|
|TEC 1000||Technical Reporting||2|
|One of the following General Education courses:||3|
|Issues and Ethics in Science||3|
|Intro to Indigenous Studies||3|
|Thinking, Reasoning, Relating||3|
|ENV 1016||Field Term||10|
Tuition and Ancillary Fees
Please see our fees page for the breakdown of tuition and mandatory ancillary fees by program and semester for both domestic and international students.
Books & Supplies
The cost of books and supplies for Year 1 is approximately $650. This is the best information available at the time of publishing to the website and is subject to change.
Graduates can work in a variety of industrial, governmental, municipal, and private consulting organizations as:
- Environmental monitoring technicians
- Natural resource technicians
- Environmental consultants
- Environmental laboratory technicians
- Field research assistants
University Degree Opportunities
Graduates of this program may continue their studies at university and may receive credit for their prior College education.
Refer to College/University Agreements for further information.
Please note: Cambrian College strives to ensure the accuracy of the information on this website. Please note that the academic curriculum is continually reviewed and revised to ensure that Cambrian's programs and courses remain relevant. The College reserves the right to cancel or make changes to any course or program, fee, procedure, or campus location at any time.