• Overview - 2016/2017

    Maintaining, nurturing and protecting the environment is a global priority. As a result, understanding the environment and providing innovative solutions using new and emerging technologies has never been more important. Take the first step toward an in-demand, respected and vital career helping the planet with Fanshawe's Environmental Technology program.

    Over three years and 12 to 16 months of paid co-op placement, you will study and gain experience in a program that provides foundational knowledge of air, water and waste management issues. The curriculum includes bacteriology, analytical chemistry, air pollution meteorology, water quality management, industrial hygiene and hydrogeology. This program emphasizes measurement and analysis techniques as well as legislation for air, water and waste.

    The theoretical knowledge and hands-on application using state-of-the-art instrumentation, combined with real work experience, will give you a competitive edge upon graduation.

    Rewarding careers as Environmental Technologists await in municipal, provincial and federal government regulatory agencies, wastewater treatment facilities, petrochemical industries, environmental consultants, pollution measurement control, equipment manufacturers, technical sales and public/private research enterprises.

    Features and benefits:

    • Earn while you learn - a total of 16 months of paid co-op allows students to make employer contacts, gain work experience and apply their knowledge in a real world laboratory environment. Learn more about co-op.
    • Beyond Fanshawe - graduates of the program may pursue their degree or a post-graduate certificate. Learn more about pathways.

    ENT1 program progression:

    Year Fall Winter Summer
    Year #1 Start Year 1 Class Level 2 Class Level 3
    Year #2 Co-op Class Level 4 Co-op
    Year #3 Class Level 5 Co-op Co-op
    Year #4 Class Level 6/End N/A N/A

    "Fanshawe's ENT program provided me with a strong foundation for lab skills and overall science knowledge. I felt very prepared entering the profession, especially being in a lab environment. I now have a job that I love coming to everyday and know that would not have been possible without Fanshawe."

    Zac Bauman
    Graduate 2014

    Program Coordinator:

    Cathy Gall
    Phone: 519-452-4430 x4933
    Email: cgall@fanshawec.ca

    Co-op Consultant:

    Alex Ceslauskas
    Phone: 519-452-4430 x4537
    Email: aceslauskas@fanshawec.ca

  • Admission Requirements - 2016/2017

    OSSD with courses from the College (C), University (U),
    University/College (M), or Open (O) stream WITH: 
    - Mathematics ONE OF:
        - Grade 12 Mathematics for College Technology* (C)
        - Grade 12 Advanced Functions (U)
        - Grade 12 Calculus and Vectors (U)
        - Grade 12 Mathematics of Data Management (U)
        - Grade 12 Foundations for College Mathematics (C) 
        - Grade 11 Functions (U)
        - Grade 11 Functions and Applications (M)
        (Note: minimum final grade required is 60)
    - Grade 11 or Grade 12 Chemistry (C) or (U)
    Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE) WITH: 
    - Core Mathematics
      (Note: minimum final grade required is 60)
    - Chemistry
    Pre-Technology Ontario College Certificate AND:
    - minimum final grade of 'C' or 60 in the required Mathematics
    Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED) AND:
    - Mathematics ONE OF:
        - Grade 12 Mathematics for College Technology* (C)
        - Grade 12 Advanced Functions (U)
        - Grade 12 Calculus and Vectors (U)
        - Grade 12 Mathematics of Data Management (U)
        - Grade 12 Foundations for College Mathematics (C) 
        - Grade 11 Functions (U)
        - Grade 11 Functions and Applications (M)
        (Note: minimum final grade required is 60)
    - Grade 11 or Grade 12 Chemistry (C) or (U)
    Mature applicant with standing in the required courses and grade stated above


    • *Grade 12 Mathematics for College Technology (C) preferred.
    • Applicants who lack required courses may be admitted to the program subject to appropriate prior upgrading.

    English Language Requirements

    Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English by one of the following methods:

    • A Grade 12 College Stream or University Stream English credit from an Ontario Secondary School, or equivalent, depending on the program's Admission Requirements
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test with a minimum score of 550 for the paper-based test (PBT), or 79 for the Internet-based test (iBT), with test results within the last two years
    • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test with an overall score of 6.0 with no score less than 5.5 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years
    • Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) test with an overall score of 60 with no score less than 50 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years 
    • An English Language Evaluation (ELE) at Fanshawe College with a minimum score of 70% in all sections of the test, with test results within the last two years

    Recommended Academic Preparation

    • Grade 11 or Grade 12 Physics (C) or (U)
    • Grade 11 or Grade 12 Biology (C) or (U)
    • Grade 11 or Grade 12 Computer Engineering Technology (M) OR Grade 11 Introduction to Computer Science (U) and Grade 12 Computer Science (U)
    • Grade 12 English (C) OR Grade 12 Business and Technological Communication (O)
    • It is recommended that students in the Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE) program take a Technical or Apprenticeship Mathematics course within the ACE program.

    Applicant Selection Criteria

    Where the number of eligible applicants exceeds the available spaces in the program, the Applicant Selection Criteria will be:
    1. Preference for Permanent Residents of Ontario
    2. Receipt of Application by February 1st (After this date, Fanshawe College will consider applicants on a first-come, first-served basis until the program is full)
    3. Achievement in the Admission Requirements
    • Admission to the Fanshawe College Pre-Technology program does not guarantee admission in a subsequent year to the Environmental Technology program. Successful completion of the Fanshawe College Pre-Technology program, however, does enable the student to be given additional consideration when applying to the Environmental Technology program. The Pre-Technology program is the preferred designated preparatory program for admission to the Environmental Technology program.
  • Courses

    Environmental Technology-2016/2017

    Level 1Credits
    Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
    CHEM-1003General Chemistry 14.5
    WRIT-1039Reason & Writing 1-Technology3
    MATH-1172Math 15
    ENVR-1014Environmental & Science Issues3
    SKLS-1020Fundamentals of Science1.5

    Level 2Credits
    Gen Ed - Take a 3 credit General Education elective course
    Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
    BIOL-3001Microbiology 1 - Bacteriology5
    CHEM-1012General Chemistry 23.5
    MATH-3062Mathematics 25
    COOP-1020Co-operative Education Employment Prep1

    Level 3Credits
    Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
    CHEM-3003Analytical Chemistry4
    ENVR-3001Water Quality Management I2
    ENVR-3010Water Distribution & Treatment2.5

    Level 4Credits
    Gen Ed - Take a 3 credit General Education elective course
    Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
    ENVR-3009Water Quality Management 23
    CHEM-3002Organic Chemistry 15
    CHEM-3004Instrumental Methods of Analysis 16
    PHYS-3003Thermodynamics & Optics4
    MATH-1173Calculus 15

    Level 5Credits
    Gen Ed - Take a 3 credit General Education elective course
    Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
    CHEM-5001Organic Chemistry 24.25
    ENVR-3014Air Pollution Meteorology3.5
    ENVR-3015Air Quality Sampling & Evaluation5
    ENVR-5003Water Sampling & Evaluation Laboratory3.5
    MATH-5017Calculus 25

    Level 6Credits
    Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
    CHEM-5005Instrumental Methods of Analysis 25.5
    ENVR-5005Industrial Hygiene3
    ENVR-5006Air Sampling & Evaluation Lab II3.25
    ENVR-5007Air Pollution Meteor. Lab1.5
    ENVR-5008Topics in Waste Management4
    COMM-3005Language & Communication Skills 33

    Gen Ed - Electives
    Take 9 General Education Credits -
    Normally taken in Levels 2, 4 and 5

    Program Residency
    Students Must Complete a Minimum of 32 credits in this
    program at Fanshawe College to meet the Program Residency
    requirement and graduate from this program

    BIOL-1016 -  Cytology
    This is an introductory course in biology where the study is limited to basic biological process occurring at the cellular level. The topics discussed will include cell structures and their function, structure and formation of macromolecules; energy procurement, release and utilization; DNA structure and protein synthesis; Mendal's Laws and inherited characteristics; and Genetic diseases and their causes.

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    BIOL-3001 -  Microbiology 1 - Bacteriology
    This is an introductory course in microbiology which places emphasis on bacteriology and will provide the student with a general working knowledge in the following areas: cell structure, taxonomy, cultivation (nutrition, media preparation, isolation, transfer techniques) enumeration, metabolism, control of bacteria, and industrial microbiology.

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    CHEM-1003 -  General Chemistry 1
    This course covers the basic concepts of matter, quantitative interpretation of chemical reactions, behaviour of gases, composition of atoms and their electron configurations and chemical bonding. Laboratories provide opportunities to develop laboratory techniques while working on experiments related to theory discussed in lectures.

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    CHEM-1012 -  General Chemistry 2
    This course introduces students to chemical equilibrium, properties of solutions and acid-base systems, equilibrium in saturated solutions, and oxidation-reduction reactions and associated electrical energy. The laboratory experiments are related to material discussed.

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    CHEM-3002 -  Organic Chemistry 1
    This is a lecture/laboratory course. The lectures will provide students with a basic knowledge of the properties and reactions of alkanes, alkenes, alkynes and aromatic compounds. The Laboratory experiments will emphasize proper techniques in extraction, isolation, purification, identification and synthesis of simple organic compounds.

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    CHEM-3003 -  Analytical Chemistry
    The chemical theory and experimentation introduced in general chemistry courses is developed further with emphasis on laboratory skills and analysis techniques. CHEM3003 demonstrates the importance of stoichiometric calculations for solution preparation, standardization, acid-base reactions, and oxidation-reduction reactions to the analysis of materials applicable to the science and environmental laboratory field.

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    CHEM-3004 -  Instrumental Methods of Analysis 1
    This course provides students with a knowledge of concepts and techniques employed in spectrophotometric and separation analysis in biological, chemical, environmental, forensic, medical and quality control areas. Practical experience is gained in the operation of infrared and atomic absorption spectrometers, ultraviolet/visible (UV/VIS) spectrophotometers, and gas and liquid chromatographs.

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    CHEM-5001 -  Organic Chemistry 2
    This is a Lecture/Laboratory course. It provides students with information on more Functional group studies which include nomenclature, reaction and properties of alcohols, phenols, ethers, halides, aldehydes and ketones, carboxylic acids and derivatives, and nitrogen bases. Stereochemistry topics will be introduced. Laboratory experiments will emphasize the lecture topics.

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    CHEM-5005 -  Instrumental Methods of Analysis 2
    This is a lecture/laboratory course. It covers advanced theory topics dealing with concepts and techniques employed in spectrophotometric and chromatographic separation applications, provides an overview of sample preparation and extraction technologies, and an introduction to mass spectrometry. Portable spectroscopic and chromatographic instrumentation for process analytical technology and environmental field sampling applications are also discussed. Practical experience is gained in the operation of infrared (IR) and atomic absorption spectrometers (AA), gas (GC) and liquid chromatographs (HPLC), and gas chromatography/mass spectrometers (GC/MS) and fluorometer. Experiments will include components on laboratory quality assurance and control, the use of a laboratory information management system (LIMS), and the optimization of instrumental parameters, including an introduction to statistical experimental design.

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    COMM-3005 -  Language & Communication Skills 3
    This course will permit the student to perform primary and secondary research, to shape, organize and document a formal report and to present a persuasive oral proposal.

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    COOP-1020 -  Co-operative Education Employment Prep
    This workshop will provide an overview of the Co-operative Education consultants and students' roles and responsibilities as well as the Co-operative Education Policy. It will provide students with employment preparatory skills specifically related to co-operative education work assignments and will prepare students for their work term.

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    ENVR-1014 -  Environmental & Science Issues
    This course provides a comprehensive understanding of the parameters and problems surrounding major environmental issues. This understanding will enable the student to evaluate different courses of action that can be undertaken to deal with these issues. This course will also provide students with a framework of knowledge into which environmental considerations can be integrated into decision-making practices.

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    ENVR-3001 -  Water Quality Management I
    This course provides an introduction to freshwater management concepts and principles and prepares the student for hydrogeology and advanced courses in water and wastewater treatment, qualitative analysis.

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    ENVR-3009 -  Water Quality Management 2
    The course focuses on environmental legislation applicable in drinking water and waste water quality management in the province of Ontario (Acts, Regulations, policies, guidelines, standards and by-Laws). The course also addresses technical principles, processes and practices in domestic wastewater treatment and provides guidance in carrying out ambient water quality studies to determine the impact of wastewater discharges on receiving watercourses.

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    ENVR-3010 -  Water Distribution & Treatment
    This course is designed to familiarize the student with the fundamental concepts involved in the purification and distribution of a water supply. Examples of the changing water supply as it relates to the geography and the environment are also considered. The study of macro invertebrate and Benthos sampling will be augmented with field sampling.

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    ENVR-3014 -  Air Pollution Meteorology
    This course introduces the student to meteorologyand its relationship to air pollution.

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    ENVR-3015 -  Air Quality Sampling & Evaluation
    This course introduces the student to the principles and techniques of air pollution monitoring. Federal and Provincial legislation is reviewed as well as international agreements and practices. The industrial control of pollutant gases and solids is studied prior to an investigation of pollution production and control from mobile sources. Extensive laboratory, field exercises and numerical problems are included.

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    ENVR-5003 -  Water Sampling & Evaluation Laboratory
    An explanation of the theory, importance, and standard chemical analysis of: dissolved oxygen, biochemical oxygen demand, chemical oxygen demand, nitrogen, phosphates, phenol, oil and grease, chromium, and hardness relating to natural and waste waters is covered. Some practical treatment procedures are performed. Laboratory oriented.

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    ENVR-5005 -  Industrial Hygiene
    This course is an introduction to the field of industrial hygiene for students who will be responsible for identifying hazards in their work environment. Students will learn to identify and assess work place hazards and select ways to control or alleviate these. Provincial and federal regulations and their relevance to the workplace health and safety are reviewed.

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    ENVR-5006 -  Air Sampling & Evaluation Lab II
    ENVR5006 provides the theoretical and practical experience to monitor air pollutants using automatic monitors. The procedures of source sampling in accordance with MoE code are outlined both in the classroom and in measurements on a major thermal plant.

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    ENVR-5007 -  Air Pollution Meteor. Lab
    The student will learn to set up, operate and record observations from several meteorological instruments in the laboratory/field.

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    ENVR-5008 -  Topics in Waste Management
    This course provides the student with a basic knowledge in the following topics in waste management: industrial ecology and applying the concepts; federal and provincial legislation and related regulations, policies and guidelines; solid and hazardous waste management strategies; pollution prevention approach and spills response planning and implementation.

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    GEOL-3001 -  Hydrogeology
    This theory course is designed as an introduction to hydrogeology and is intended primarily for third semester Environmental Technology students. At the end of the course the student will be familiar with the terminology, concepts and physical processes connected with surface water and groundwater flows. The nature of human impacts on these processes will also be investigated. The student will be exposed to elementary analytical and numerical problem solving techniques typically used in this field including geographical information system (GIS) technology.

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    MATH-1172 -  Math 1
    As the first of two pre-calculus mathematics courses, content covered includes treatment of data, fundamental algebra, radicals and logarithms.

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    MATH-1173 -  Calculus 1
    This course is an introduction to differential and integral Calculus of polynomial style functions. Unit 1: limits and derivatives, Unit 2: applications of the derivative, Unit 3: integration and applications. Topics from numerical methods using Excel spreadsheets will be incorporated where applicable.

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    MATH-3030 -  Statistics
    The course is a fundamental statistics course for technologists and introduces: descriptive statistics; probability and probability distributions; sampling distributions and hypothesis testing; regression and correlation. Students will perform statistical calculations and evaluate the results.

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    MATH-3062 -  Mathematics 2
    This course is the second of two pre-calculus mathematics courses whose content includes an introduction to trigonometry, treatment of algebraic fractions and functions and graphs. This course introduces the student to the use of a spreadsheet in numerical problem solving.

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    MATH-5017 -  Calculus 2
    Derivatives of transcendental functions and applications, numerical methods using Maclaurin & Taylor series, integrals of transcendental functions and applications, numerical methods using Simpson’s 1/3 rule, solving first-order differential equations and applications, numerical methods using Euler 1st and 2nd order.

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    PHYS-1001 -  Physics
    This foundation course covers kinematics and dynamics of straight line motion, force, work, energy, power, momentum, rotational motion, and properties of fluids. Problem solving involving graphical and numerical techniques will be studied and applied in a laboratory setting. Experimentation results and interpretation of data will be summarized in reports.

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    PHYS-3003 -  Thermodynamics & Optics
    This course covers the basic concepts of thermodynamics and optics, and applications to instrumentation the student will encounter in the future. Students will gain experience with the operation of common lab instruments such as the microscope and spectrophotometers. Both the theoretical and practical applications of optical instruments will be covered.

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    SKLS-1020 -  Fundamentals of Science
    This course introduces the student to basic concepts and skills needed for success in any science of technology field. Emphasis will be given to systems of measurement, basic statistics, data interpretation, and computer applications including MS Word and Excel as applied to laboratory technology.

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    WRIT-1039 -  Reason & Writing 1-Technology
    This course will introduce technology students to essential principles of reading, writing, and reasoning at the postsecondary level. Students will identify, summarize, analyze, and evaluate multiple short readings and write persuasive response essays to develop their vocabulary, comprehension, grammar, and critical thinking.

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  • Careers - 2016/2017

    Career Opportunities

    This is a co-op education program providing integration of related paid work experiences with classroom theory during alternating periods of work and study. Employment opportunities exist with provincial and federal government regulatory agencies, environmental consultants, industry, pollution measurement control, equipment manufacturers, technical sales and public/private research enterprises.
  • More Information - 2016/2017

    A Co-operative Education Program
    A Three-Year Ontario College Advanced Diploma Program
    Program Code: ENT1
    Campus Code: LC (LC - London)
    September Admission
    15 week terms
    Academic Calendars available at www.fanshawec.ca/academicdates

    Program Description

    This three-year program provides students with a general knowledge of the concepts of air, water and waste management. In particular, the program emphasizes in-depth training in the principles and procedures of measurement and analysis techniques, and legislation for air, water and waste.

    Co-operative Education

    This three-year program has four co-op work terms.  Students who fulfill both the academic and co-op requirements of the program will be eligible to graduate with a co-op endorsed diploma.  More information about co-operative education can be found at www.fanshawec.ca/co-op


    School of Applied Science and Technology: 519-452-4419
    Learning Outcomes 

    The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to

    1. collect representative environmental samples, perform routine and specialized tests and interpret results, using current and relevant tools.

    2. identify, select and use scientific concepts and models in the prevention, control and elimination of environmental hazards and in the remediation of contaminated sites.

    3. analyze water/soil/air samples in a manner that contributes to the resolution of environmental problems through the selection and application of relevant scientific and engineering principles.

    4. participate in the planning, design, implementation and maintenance of environmental projects, following standard procedures.

    5. promote and maintain sustainable* practices by applying the elements of ecosystem-based management.

    6. carry out work responsibilities adhering to standards of professional conduct and principles of professional ethics.

    7. suggest strategies aimed at ensuring all tasks are completed in adherence to occupational health and safety standards and applicable legislative requirements.

    8. contribute to the development, implementation and maintenance of environmental management systems*.

    9. provide ongoing support for project management.

    10. communicate technical information accurately and effectively in oral, written, visual and electronic forms.

    11. develop and present strategies for ongoing personal and professional development to enhance performance as an environmental technologist.

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