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Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

Environmental Technician

Build a great career while helping to protect the environment.

Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • Collect representative environmental samples and perform routine tests, using current and relevant tools.
  • Use scientific concepts and models when contributing to the prevention, control and elimination of environmental hazards and remediation of contaminated sites.
  • Assist with analysis of water/soil/air samples and with the resolution of environmental problems through the application of scientific and engineering principles.
  • Follow standard procedures for conducting environmental sampling projects including the use of appropriate equipment and materials.
  • Promote and maintain sustainable practices by applying the elements of ecosystem-based management.
  • Carry out work responsibilities adhering to standards of professional conduct and principles of professional ethics.
  • Complete assigned tasks in adherence to occupational health and safety standards and applicable legislative requirements.
  • Follow established protocols in support of environmental management systems.
  • Provide ongoing support for project management.
  • Communicate technical information accurately and effectively in oral, written, visual and electronic forms.
  • Develop and present strategies for ongoing personal and professional development to enhance performance as an environmental technician.