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Environmental Protection Technology (2019-2020)

PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

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SepEdmontonFT In-person
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Limited
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QUICK FACTS

Program length

2 years

Credential

Diploma

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TUITION & FEES

Canadian
Total tuition: $8,680.00
Total fees: $3,225.96
International
Total tuition: $25,337.00
Total fees: $3,225.96

 
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ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • 65% in English Language Arts 30-1 or completion of English for Academic Purposes -Reading and Writing EAP II (ESLG1898) and English for Academic Purposes – Listening and Speaking EAP II (ESLG1899) with a minimum of 65%, or equivalent
  • 65% in Math 30-1, or equivalent
  • 65% in Chemistry 30, or equivalent
  • 65% in Biology 30, or equivalent
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Further Opportunities

Career Potential

Successful completion of the two-year program prepares graduates for employment at the technology level within consulting firms, government, and industry with excellent potential for upward mobility as job experience grows.

A majority of graduates will enter the workforce as environmental technicians/technologists or environmental scientists at consulting firms servicing the environmental industry or government agencies. In this capacity, graduates can expect to work as a field technician, collecting field data, assisting in environmental assessment and monitoring, and assisting in technical report writing.

A list of potential job titles in the environmental field include:
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Environmental Technician
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Environmental monitor
  • Environmental Specialist
  • Environmental Advisor
  • Environmental Coordinator
  • Environmental Auditor
  • Field Technician
Many individuals in the environmental industry are self-employed and work as a contractor or sub-consultant; EPT graduates may choose to embark on this career path. Contractors and sub-consultants work in a variety of capacities, contracting their services to large industrial clients, agricultural producers, government agencies, and consulting firms. 

Some graduates may choose to continue their studies and pursue a Bachelor’s degree upon completion of their Environmental Protection Technology Diploma. These graduates may embark on similar career paths to those outlined above, or choose a career in academia by continuing their studies into graduate school.

Once the program has launched, NorQuest will undertake an accreditation process that may allow graduates to apply for professional designation depending on their career goals and professional experience.