Prepare for work in the constantly changing field of environmental technology. Practical training in the three foundation disciplines of biology, chemistry and civil engineering teaches you to understand and manage complex environmental problems. This unique combination of technical skills will greatly increase your career options.
Learn to use the tools and equipment needed in microbiology, ecological field sampling, analytical chemistry and surveying. Students gain laboratory skills in water quality testing and groundwater movement.
Environmental companies and government organizations hire Centennial graduates for:
Drinking Water Operators
Students who successfully complete this course will have met the requirements of the Ministry of the Environment's entry-level course for drinking water operators. This course is delivered by Centennial College in partnership with the Ministry of the Environment and the Walkerton Clean Water Centre.
Graduates of the technician program can write the Ontario Ministry of the Environment Operator in Training (OIT) and Water Quality Analyst (WQA) exams. Graduates can apply to register with the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologist (OACETT).
CTAB Nationally Accredited Program
The Environmental Technician program has met the national technology accreditation requirements established by the Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists (CCTT) and, as such, has received national accreditation status by the Canadian Technology Accreditation Board (CTAB).
Recognition as a Certified Engineering Technician/Technologist
The Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT) recognizes the Environmental Technician program as meeting all the academic requirements for certification in the Technician category.
The Environmental Technician Program is the recipient of the President's Academic Program Recognition Award for Quality of the Learning Experience.
The qualification requirements and costs for each external accreditation, designation, certification or recognition are set by the granting body, not by Centennial College. In order to qualify for any external accreditations, designations, certifications or recognitions, students and graduates will need to follow the processes and meet the applicable requirements listed on the websites and in the materials of those external bodies.