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Environmental Technician (Fast-Track) 

Centennial College

Postgraduate Diploma On Campus Online Blended
12 months
15900 CAD/year
2721 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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The Environmental Technician (Fast-Track) program at Centennial College allows qualified college or university graduates to gain direct admission into year two (semester three) of the two-year program and receive their Technician diploma in one year (two semesters). 

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The Environmental Technician (Fast-Track) courses at Centennial College cover practical training in the three foundation disciplines of biology, chemistry and civil engineering, which ensures you gain an understanding of and the ability to manage complex environmental problems. This unique combination of technical skills will greatly increase your career options.

Thanks to a practical learning approach, you have the opportunity to learn to use the tools and equipment needed in microbiology, ecological field sampling, analytical chemistry and surveying. You also gain laboratory skills in water quality testing and groundwater movement.

The Environmental Technician program is the recipient of the President's Academic Program Recognition Award for Outstanding Graduate Satisfaction.

Drinking Water Operators

Students who successfully complete the entry-level course for Drinking Water Operators 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.

Program Highlights 

  • Labs at Centennial College are fully outfitted to ensure you have a realistic experience.
  • Opportunities exist for participation in local conservation and restoration activities.
  • Graduates of this Environmental Technician (Fast-Track) program can write the Ontario Ministry of the Environment Operator-in-Training (OIT) and Water Quality Analyst (WQA) exams. They can apply to register with the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologist (OACETT).

Career Outlook

  • Environmental specialist
  • Environmental coordinator
  • Technical policy advisor
  • Environmental safety consultant
  • Research specialist
  • Junior environmental scientist
  • Project biologist
  • Junior geomorphologist


Technology Accreditation Canada (TAC)

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Occupational Health and Safety (online)
  • Biological Techniques
  • Ecology
  • Organic Chemistry
  • College Communications 
  • Soils and Groundwater

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus, Blended, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
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Other requirements

General requirements

Academic Requirements

  • College diploma or university degree in science, engineering, or related discipline
Additional Requirements
  • Transcript and resume review 
  • Centennial College English Skills Assessment (must score 170 or 171 for admission)
  • English Language Proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15900 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15900 CAD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    2721 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2721 CAD per year and a duration of 12 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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