This program provides a good basic training in environmental science. It is aimed at those individuals possessing on-the-job experience of an environmental nature and/or a post-secondary credential in a related field. A timetable may be able to be arranged to accommodate part-time and evening students who are employed full-time and who wish to broaden their background. Some courses may be able to be designed to allow students, in consultation with the instructor and advisor, to select specific topics to be covered during the course. These topics will be selected with the intent of making them relevant to the student’s interests and needs.
Upon completion of the program, graduates with appropriate course work may be eligible to apply for certification by the Alberta Institute of Agrologists, the Alberta Society of Engineering Technologists, or the Canadian Environmental Certification Approvals Board.
Persons wishing to take certain courses in the program but not intending to obtain a certificate may register for those courses with the permission of the academic advisor.
- Alberta High School Diploma or 18-years-of-age by September 1 for the Fall Semester to which the applicant is applying.
- Enrolment is restricted to persons with experience in environmental management and/or related fields.
- Students interested in this program should speak with the academic advisor.
Note: Entrance to the certificate program is based on consent of the department. Students may progress at their own rate; however, it is recommended that the certificate requirements be completed within three years. Laboratory requirements will depend upon the student’s background. Enrolment may be limited in the program.