Applied Environmental Technology

Program Duration: 65 Weeks 1300 Total Hrs. 1100 Theory Hrs. 200 Field Placement Hrs.

Accreditation: Evergreen College Diploma

Program Overview

EVERGREEN'S Applied Environmental Technology course provides training on applied techniques to assess contamination in different media shuch as soil, groundwater and air and to remediate and mitigate the contamination issues. The course offers an overview of air and noise pollution, water and waste water treatment, solid waste management and provides in-depth techniques on environmental site characterization, soil and groundwater contaminationassessment, risk assessment/management and remediation of soil and groundwater. The course also details the field investigation methods for site characterization, and offers field modules to observe different drilling and sampling techniwues in field. Regulatory framework and environmental management aspects are also covered in this two year diploma program to provide students insight on regulatory frameworks in Alberta, Canada and United States of America. The course provides learning on applied computer techniques and software related to environment such as GIS and Remote sensing. Thse Tools in relation to geophysical techniques and geological mapping are essential parts of site characterization and diagnosing environmental issues. Co-requisite to these modules including applied chemicalprocess in environment, applied mathematicas and computer techniques are covered at the start of the course to provise strong foundation to learn the advanced technical modules.

What You Will Learn

The program consists of 24 modules. These modules are covered in the classroom.
  • Introduction to Environment. Echo Systems and Contaminants
  • Applied Environmental Chemistry I (Inorganic)
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Applied Computer Techniques
  • Introduction to Geology
  • Climatology and Earth Processes
  • Air and Noise Polution
  • Applied Environmental Chemistry II (Organic)
  • GIS and Remote Sensing
  • Applied Geophysical Technologies
  • Biophysical and Wetland Impact Assessments
  • Phase 1 and Phase 2 Environmental Site Assessment
  • Field Techniques I - Monitoring Well Drilling. Soil and Groundwater Monitor and sampling Techniques
  • Hydrology and Hydrogeology
  • Field Techniques II - Water Well Drilling. Installation, Installation, Testing and Analysis Techniques
  • Water / Waste Water Treatment
  • Solid Waste Management
  • Environmental Laws. Regulations and Audits
  • Contaminant Hydrogeology
  • Applied Risk Assessment and Risk Management Techniques
  • Soil and Groundwater Remediation Techniques
  • Site Reclamation
  • Sustainable Development, Environmental Stewardship and Management
  • Technical Reporting

Career Opportunities

Successful graduates of the Applied Environmental Technology Diploma Program draw on broad scientific knowledge and technical skills to work on projects that assess, remediationand mitigation of environmental contaminates. You may be involved in field inspections and investigations of contamination, monitoring compliance with government environmental regulations, and operating pollution control or treatment equipment. Graduates are often employed by environmental and engineering firms, government departments, Post-secondary or research institutions, municipal and industrial treatment facilities, or not-for-profit/non-governmental agencies.

Admission Requirements

  • An Alberta High School Diploma or equivalent; or
  • be at least 18 years of age or older and pass an entry test (Wonderlic Test).

Practicum Requirements

  • Police Reference Check (Clearance) of Criminal Record

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Grad Testimonial

My name is Emanuele and I work as a Social Worker aid in Italy helping clients with mental illness carry out activities of daily living. I decided to enroll in the Personal Support Worker program at Evergreen College in order to gain further knowledge and experience in the health care field geared towards the care and support of people that are in need of assistance with everyday life tasks. For a person who loves helping others, whether young or old, I've found the Personal Support Worker program to be very rewarding in the sense that it has taught me the necessary skills required for the proper care of those in need of assistance due to a physical or mental disability. I had the opportunity to volunteer at various Long-term care facilities in the GTA and my Italian background and knowledge of the language became a great asset as the majority of the residents were of Italian descent. As the aging population in Canada increases, the demand for Personal Support Workers is also increasing, for this reason, I highly recommend the PSW program at Evergreen College to whoever wishes to start or continue their education in this field.
Emanuele Garau

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