• The program consists of 24 modules.
  • These modules are covered in the classroom.
  • Introduction to Environment. Echo Systems and Contaminants
  • Applied Environmental Chemistry | (Inorganic)
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Applied Computer Techniquess and Contaminants
  • Introduction to Geology
  • Climatology and Earth Processes
  • Air and Noise Polution
  • Applied Environmental Chemistry (Organic)
  • GIS and Remote Sensing
  • Applied Geophysical Technologies
  • Biophysical and Wetland Impact Assessments
  • Phase 1 and Phase 2 Environmental Site Assessment
  • Field Techniques - Monitoring Well Drilling. Soil & Groundwater Monitor and Sampling Techniques
  • Hydrology and Hydrogeology
  • Field Techniques II - Water Well Drilling. Installation, Inspection, Testing and Analysis Techniques
  • Water / Waste Water Treatment
  • Solid Waste Management
  • Environmental Laws. Regulations and Audits
  • Contaminant Hydrogeology
  • Applied Risk Assessment and Risk Management Techniques
  • Soil and Groundwater Remediation Techniques
  • Site Reclamation
  • Sustainable Development, Environmental Stewardship and Management
  • Technical Reporting


Bay River’s Applied Environmental Technology course 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 course 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 course 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 course 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 course 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.


An Alberta High School Diploma or equivalent; or be at least 18 years of age or older
and pass an entry test (Wonderlic Test).


Police Reference Check (Clearance) of Criminal Record


To successfully meet graduation requirements students must:
  • Achieve a minimum of 70% in all module assignments and exams
  • Achieve a satisfactory rating in the Field Placement Evaluation
The Applied Environmental Technology Program at Bayriver College is approved as a Vocational Program and is licensed by Alberta Advanced Education.


AET students complete their education with 200 hours of practicum experience.

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Latest updates

March 15, 2020 update – Bay River College Calgary Campus.