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Industry Certifications & Work Experience Opportunities

Associate Diploma in Environmental Management

Ministry of the Environment (MOE) – Operator in Training Certification
  • Students in year 2 are eligible to write the MOE Operator in Training (OIT) Certifications in one or more of four categories: water, water treatment, sewage and waste water
Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists
  • Become eligible to write the exam for Certified Technician designation through the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT)
Semester 4 Industry Placement
  • Four-week industry work placement at the end of the program is completed as part of Environmental Industry Placement
  • Students may choose to work in waste management, water treatment or waste water plant - OR - with a conservation authority, conservation group - OR - other related environmental industry
Entry-Level Course for Drinking Water Operators
  • Developed by the Ministry of the Environment (MOE); mandatory for all drinking water operators
  • Students who attend the course and graduate from the diploma program will be considered to meet the requirements of the Ministry’s Entry Level course currently being offered by the Walkerton Clean Water Centre
  • Offered as an optional one-week course and exam at the end of the semester



Joe Bloomfield
"Already having a Water/Waste Water Operator in Training license when I graduated was a real plus when I was job hunting!"

Joe Bloomfield, Class of 2005




Classroom and work experience.. a winning combination!

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