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Ontario College Graduate Certificate | 3 semesters | Barrydowne

You will gain the skills and knowledge to practice environmental monitoring and biodiversity conservation, along with the ability to promote ecosystem sustainability on the watershed, atmospheric, and landscape scales.

Course content is shaped by social needs, industry expectations, and regulatory requirements.  You will learn about environmental impact assessment methods, remediation technologies, and environmental laws and regulations, including their application across industries and organizations involved in various areas of the environmental sector.

Our graduates can be found working at top environmental and engineering consulting firms such as Golder and Associates and corporations such as Chrysler, as well as in smaller firms and in their own businesses.

Program Highlights
  • 1 year – 3 semesters
  • Placement in semester three
  • Program housed in the LEED Gold certified Glencore Centre for Innovation
  • Unique focus on the air monitoring and remediation of air, land, and water ecosystems impacted by the mining industry
  • Opportunities throughout the year to earn certifications related to the environmental field (e.g. Green Check GPS certification)
  • Prepares you to write the Operator-in-Training exam
4D Learning Opportunities

Applied research projects – Students have the opportunity to apply to be part of paid applied research teams to work on new product development alongside industry representatives and Cambrian faculty.

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How to Apply

Environmental Studies

Admission Requirements

Graduate of a recognized two-, three-, or four-year postsecondary program in a relevant discipline (Biology, Chemistry, Earth/Environmental Science/Studies, Geology, Geography, Civil Engineering, Mining Engineering, Chemical Engineering).


Program Delivery

This program will be delivered in the following terms:


Fall Semester

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

Semester 1Credits
EMI 7100Air Quality Assessment 3
EMI 7105Hydrology Water Quality Assess 3
EMI 7110Environmental Issues Ethics 2
EMI 7115Biodiversity Conservation 3
EMI 7125Experiment Design Data Analysis 3
EMI 7210Industrial Impact/Mine Reclamation 3
EMI 7220Solid Waste Management 3
 Term Credits: 20
Semester 2
EMI 7120GIS Applications 3
EMI 7130Technical Writing 2
EMI 7200Environmental Impact Assess Model 3
EMI 7205Water Remediation Techniques 3
EMI 7215Environmental Physiology 3
EMI 7225Air Pollution Abatement 3
EMI 7235Ecological Monitoring 3
 Term Credits: 20
Semester 3
EMI 7300Environmental Sampling Analysis 8
 Term Credits: 8
 Total Credits: 48
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.

Employment Opportunities

Graduates may find employment in various environmental monitoring, auditing, and assessment roles with:

  • Industry (mining, pulp and paper, logging, construction)

  • Government (Ministry of the Environment, Ministry of Natural Resources, Ministry of Northern Development and Mines)

  • Municipalities (conservation authorities, water treatment facilities)

  • Educational institutions (university and college technicians/technologists, instructors, research assistants)

  • Private environmental consulting and engineering firms

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.

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