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Associate Diploma in Environmental Management

Are you interested in environmental issues and solutions?

Choose the Associate Diploma in Environmental Management to build the technical and practical skills needed for a career in conservation and natural resource management, municipal, industrial, rural or agricultural applications. Students complete a variety of applied, practical projects and assignments to develop their industry knowledge and presentation skills.


  • Our broad range of courses allow you to focus on your field of interest, including: municipal and industrial, conservation and natural resources, or agricultural and rural
  • Four-week industry work placement at the end of the fourth semester
  • On-campus bio-diesel and anaerobic digester demonstration and research facilities
  • Students taking the Sewage and Waste Water course experience the lab components of their program at the new wastewater treatment facility in Ridgetown


  • Gain a strong understanding of environmental protection and management
  • Become eligible to write:
    • the Ministry of Environment Operator in Training (OIT) Certifications in water treatment, water distribution, waste water treatment, and waste water collection
    • the exam for Certified Technician designation through the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT)
  • Students can participate in an optional one-week course and exam upon completion of academic program requirements to obtain the Entry-Level Course for Drinking Water Operators
  • Complete a second Associate Diploma (in Agriculture) with just one additional year of study

And what..

.. industry certifications and work experience opportunities exist?
.. courses would you take?
.. career opportunities do graduates have?

Come check this program out at Applicant Information Days on Thursday, March 16, 2017 or Red Carpet Day on Wednesday, November 29, 2017

To discuss this program in more detail, please contact:

Alison McMahon
Alison McMahon, Campus Recruitment Co-ordinator
519-674-1500 x63256
Dr. Irene Moore
Dr. Irene Moore, Academic Program Co-ordinator
519-674-1500 x63666

Rachelle Flion
"I decided to pursue a diploma in environmental management after working a few years and completing a degree. The applied learning and the emphasis on practical skills has really enhanced my industry awareness. The small class sizes allow me to easily interact with my instructors and draw from their research experience and knowledge."

Rachelle Flion
Wallaceburg District Secondary School, Wallaceburg, ON
Senior, Associate Diploma in Environmental Management

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