2 Academic year | 65 Weeks | 1300 Total Hrs | 1100 Theory Hrs | 200 Field Practicum Hrs
The Applied Environmental Technology program provides training on applied techniques to assess contamination in different media such as soil, groundwater and air and to remediate and mitigate the contamination issues. The program offers an overview of air and noise pollution, water and waste water treatment, solid waste management and provides in-depth techniques on environmental site characterization, soil and groundwater contamination assessment, risk assessment/management and remediation of soil and groundwater. The program also details the field investigation methods for site characterization, and offers field modules to observe different drilling and sampling techniques in field. Regulatory framework and environmental management aspects are also covered in this two year diploma program to provide students insight on regulatory frameworks in Alberta, Canada and United States of America. The program provides learning on applied computer techniques and software related to environment such as GIS and Remote sensing. These Tools in relation to geophysical techniques and geological mapping are essential parts of site characterization and diagnosing environmental issues. Co-requisite to these modules including applied chemical process in environment, applied mathematics and computer techniques are covered at the start of the program to provide strong foundation to learn the advanced technical modules.
Successful graduates of the Applied Environmental Technology Diploma Program draw on broad scientific knowledge and technical skills to work on projects that assess, remediation and mitigation of environmental contaminates. You may be involved in field inspections and investigations of contamination, monitoring compliance with government environmental regulations, and operating pollution control or treatment equipment.