The Environmental Applied Science Technology program teaches you scientific theory in classes such as environmental microbiology, soil science, air quality, environmental chemistry, environmental management, and site assessments. You will learn about climate change, groundwater contamination and flow, impacts of pollution, ecosystem health, waste management, and environmental sustainability. Take your love of the environment outdoors to apply these theories while working and sampling in rivers, streams, and various facilities. You will collect and analyze water, soil, and air samples and compare results from previous years to monitor environmental health. By graduation, you will be qualified to work as an environmental technician, or you may continue your education to earn a degree through one of the program's degree pathways.
Our Mission Statement: Our mission is to guide, educate and lead students to become stewards of the environment through hands on learning, scientific research, collaboration, and critical thinking.
Industry Certifications and Recognition
The Environmental Applied Science Technology program has been accredited by the Environmental Careers Organization of Canada (ECO Canada) based on conformance with the National Accreditation Standard for Post-secondary Environmental Programs. The accreditation has been granted through the Canadian Environmental Accreditation Commission (CEAC), an independent body that oversees ECO Canada’s post-secondary accreditation program. This accreditation supports our program by providing customized labour market research and industry connections, and a curriculum framework that provides ongoing, continuous improvement. Accreditation supports the graduates of our program through access to mentorship, tools, and resources to follow throughout their career pathways.
This program has degree pathways, giving you the opportunity to receive credit for your Holland College diploma when you continue your education. For a complete list of agreements, visit the Degree Pathways page.
|Details of Agreement
|Cape Breton University, Nova Scotia
|Bachelor of Health
|Graduates receive two years of credit toward a Bachelor of Health (Public Health) degree.
|University of New Brunswick - Fredericton,
|Bachelor of Science, Environmental & Natural Resources
|Graduates receive up to 62 credits toward Bachelor of Science in Environmental and Natural Resources degree.
|Lakeland College, Vermilion, Alberta
|Bachelor of Applied Science in Environmental Management
|Graduates will receive admission to Year 3 of the Bachelor of Applied Science in Environmental Management program.
|Royal Roads University, Victoria, B.C.
|Bachelor of Science
|Graduates receive two years of credit toward a Bachelor of Science degree, but require three additional university level courses in biology, biochemistry, or microbiology, as well as math (linear algebra or calculus) and English.
|University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, P.E.I.
|Bachelor of Environmental Studies
|Graduates will receive admission to the Bachelor of Environmental Studies program and can graduate upon completion of 20 courses (60 credits).