Environmental Applied Science Technology

Start Date: September
Length: 2 Years
Location: Prince of Wales Campus
Credential: Diploma, Environmental Technician
  • 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%
  • Résumé 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

International Student fee is an additional $3,930 per year (includes International Health Fee).

Tuition and Other Fees 1st Year 2nd Year
Tuition $ 4,389 $ 3,682
Lab Fee $ 200 $ 500
Student Union $ 168 $ 168
Health Insurance Fee $ 410 $ 410
Fitness Centre Fee $ 80 $ 80
Grad Fee   $ 90
First Aid/WHMIS $ 100  
Additional Courses $ 65 $ 720
Total $ 5,412 $ 5,650
1stinstallment due upon first day of class $ 3,152 $ 3,017
2ndinstallment due January 7 $ 2,260 $ 2,633
Other Program Costs 1st Year 2nd Year
Books $ 550 $ 785
Materials & Supplies $75 $ 50
Equipment $ 200 $ 100
Total $ 825 $ 850

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.

Degree Pathways

Many Holland College programs have degree pathways. For more information, see our Degree Pathways section.

Program Overview

The Environmental Applied Science Technology program teaches you scientific theory in classes such as environmental microbiology, soil science, air quality, and environmental chemistry. You will apply these theories working in rivers, streams and water treatment facilities. You will collect and analyze water and soil samples and compare results from previous years to monitor environmental health. By the time you graduate, you will be qualified to work as an environmental technician, or you may continue your education to earn a B.Sc. through one of the program’s degree pathways.

Students spend three days with the Southeast Environmental Association monitoring river and stream health.

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.

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