Friday, September 2, 2011

Conestoga College Post Graduate Environmental Engineering

Conestoga College in Cambridge Ontario is an environmental engineering college. They offer a program which responds to increased concern regarding the protection and management of the environment.

The post graduate Environmental Engineering program meets the demand for trained technologists and environmental scientists in the areas of brownfield redevelopment, environmental monitoring, regulatory compliance and enforcement. It was developed in consultation with representatives from the environmental industry. The program is reviewed and updated by a Program Advisory Committee comprised of practitioners from the consulting, manufacturing, and public sectors.

This program enhances existing skills and competencies. Training prepares students to act as a key player in responding to today's environmental challenges. Studies focus on the application of current engineering and scientific principles to protect and manage the environment in the following areas:
  • Environmental Monitoring and Investigations
  • Environmental Auditing and Assessment
  • Management and Cleanup of Contaminated Sites
  • Environmental Enforcement and Regulations
  • Solid and Hazardous Waste Management
  • 40 Hour HAZWOPER Training
  • Water Quality
  • Air Quality Monitoring and Permitting
The program is a one-year Ontario College Graduate Certificate program. Graduates will be prepared to write Ministry of Environment Operator in Training (OIT) and Water Quality Analyst (WQA) licensing exams.

Classroom instruction will be complemented by environmental monitoring training in the field, visits to solid waste and industrial facilities, health and safety training and visits to sites undergoing environmental investigations or clean-up. The 40-hour HAZWOPER training course is offered as part of the program curriculum. During the completion of a term project, students are provided with mentoring advice from practicing environmental engineers, technologists, and scientists.

Admission Requirements

Diploma from a related three-year Engineering Technology program from an Ontario College of Applied Arts and Technology (CAAT), or equivalent, OR University Degree in Environmental Studies, Planning, General Science, Environmental Science, Earth Sciences, Microbiology or Biology. Applicants will be ranked based on an assessment of length of degree/diploma, level of degree, degree/diploma discipline, and academic performance.A general chemistry course at the post-secondary level is strongly recommended.

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)

Adults with significant life and work experience may receive credits toward a college certificate or diploma program through an assessment process. The learning may have taken place through employment, non-credit courses, independent study, conferences and seminars or volunteer activities. Prior learning must be measurable at the college level and meet Conestoga's standards of achievement for current courses. Evaluation is done through a challenge exam or portfolio development. Successful completion results in a credit on a Conestoga College transcript. To begin the Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) process click here or call 519-748-5220 x2260.

For program information call the Information Centre for details at 519-748-5220 ext. 3656.

To apply click here

© 2011, Richard Matthews. All rights reserved.

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