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Environmental Applied Science Technology

Climate change. Pollution. Water quality. How to manage our garbage.

If you care about the environment, are curious about nature, and would love a job that balances time in the lab with time in the field, a career as an environmental technician is perfect for you.

Now more than ever, businesses, governments, and organizations understand the need to consider their impact on the environment in everything they do. Your training in this program will prepare you for opportunities in the environmental sector. You’ll get a sound background in scientific theory and apply that through hands-on projects that bring the learning to life.

As part of your program, you’ll also get on the job training—invaluable real world experience that rounds out your resumé.

The Environmental Applied Science Technology program is accredited by the Canadian Technology Accreditation Board (CTAB) of the Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists (Technician level). CTAB accredited programs provide International Mobility rights under the International Engineering Alliance (IEA) through the Sydney and Dublin Accords.

Program Facts

Start Date: September
Length: 2 years
Location: Charlottetown
Credential Issued: Diploma, Environmental Technician
Minimum passing grade per course:

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Admission Requirements

  • Grade 12 or equivalent with credits at or above the general level
  • Grade 11 or 12 academic English, minimum of 70%
  • Grade 11 or 12 academic math, minimum of 70%
  • Grade 11 or 12 chemistry, minimum of 60%
  • Resumé including work and volunteer experience with applicable dates, membership in groups, associations or athletics, awards and distinctions, and any other information about yourself relevant to the program

Graduate Opportunities

Graduates from this program may find employment with:

  • Federal and provincial departments of environment, fisheries and oceans or natural resources;
  • Provincial departments of occupational health and safety; municipal and industrial water, wastewater treatment facilities;
  • Municipal solid waste management; environmental engineering consulting firms and analytical laboratories;
  • Industrial health and safety departments; industrial process monitoring; research facilities.

The National Occupational Classification (NOC) is the nationally accepted reference on occupations in Canada. It organizes over 40,000 job titles into 500 occupational group descriptions. It is used daily by thousands of people to compile, analyze and communicate information about occupations, and to understand the jobs found throughout Canada’s labour market. This program provides skills training that falls within the duties described in the following: NOC 2112NOC 2263, NOC 9243.

Open Academic Studies program

Feeling like you’re not quite ready for college? Check out the Open Academic Studies program.

Credit Courses

Interested in taking a credit course but don’t want to register for an entire program? Credit courses provide credit toward a diploma or certificate program. Holland College has a variety of options for studying part time during the day, or, in some instances, in the evening or on the weekend.

Tuition & Fees

View a full breakdown of costs for this program.


Degree Pathways

  • University of Newcastle
    Up to 1 year credit (100 credit units) toward the Bachelor of Science. This degree may be completed with an additional 2 years of study (140 credit units).
  • Royal Roads
    Completion of the Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science degree with one additional fulltime year of study or the Bachelor of Science in Environmental Management with two additional calendar years of part-time study (includes three 3-week full time on campus residencies coupled with distance education). Students will need to pick up at least one additional course in biology, biochemistry or microbiology; one additional math (linear algebra or calculus); as well as one additional English language course.
  • University of New Brunswick Saint John
    Two years of credit toward a Bachelor of Applied Management.
  • Griffith University Australia
    Graduates may complete a Bachelor of Science (Environment) degree in two years.
  • University of New Brunswick Fredericton
    Graduates receive up to 2 years credit toward Bachelor of Science in Environmental and Natural Resources at UNB Fredericton.

For more information, see our Degree Pathways section.

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