Build a great career while helping to protect the environment
Environmental protection ranks among Canada's top public concerns and one of its fastest-growing industries. The demand for environmental technicians has never been higher. With an Environmental Technician diploma from Sheridan, you can build a successful career while helping to keep our air, water and land safe for future generations.
Nationally accredited by the Canadian Technology Accreditation Board, Sheridan's Environmental Technician Program stands out for its emphasis on chemistry and practical lab work. You'll learn the most sophisticated, up-to-date methods - the same procedures used in environmental science research and required by environmental laboratories, consulting firms and regulatory agencies. In two years of direct, hands-on environmental science instruction you will:
- Learn to gather air, water and soil samples in the field and analyze them in the lab
- Develop a detailed understanding of current environmental regulations
- Learn to apply pollution prevention and control processes
- Gain strong foundations in chemistry and math
- Acquire the practical skills you need for an environmental science career
A Career and a Calling
Graduates of Sheridan's Environmental Technician Program learn so much chemistry that they are eligible for membership in the Chemical Institute of Canada. Some graduates choose to further their studies in Sheridan's Chemical Engineering Technology-Environmental Program, or transfer to a university to pursue a degree in chemistry or environmental science.
The majority go directly into the work force with the skills to thrive - skills that are often paired with a passion for environmental protection. With an Environmental Technician diploma, you can build a successful career around important, meaningful work.
The Environmental Technician Program is nationally accredited by the Canadian Technology Accreditation Board. Graduates have completed all the academic requirements for professional certification with the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT). Additional requirements for certification exist and are established by OACETT.
Environmental Technician Program courses are held at the Davis Campus in Brampton, Ontario.