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Associate Diploma in Environmental Management

Are you interested in environmental issues and solutions?

Choose the Associate Diploma in Environmental Management to build the technical and practical skills needed for a career in conservation and natural resource management, municipal, industrial, rural or agricultural applications. Students complete a variety of applied, practical projects and assignments to develop their industry knowledge and presentation skills.


  • Our broad range of courses allow you to focus on your field of interest, including: municipal and industrial, conservation and natural resources, or agricultural and rural
  • Four-week industry work placement at the end of the fourth semester
  • On-campus bio-diesel and anaerobic digester demonstration and research facilities
  • Students taking the Sewage and Waste Water course experience the lab components of their program at the new wastewater treatment facility in Ridgetown


  • Gain a strong understanding of environmental protection and management
  • Become eligible to write:
    • the Ministry of Environment Operator in Training (OIT) Certifications in water treatment, water distribution, waste water treatment, and waste water collection
    • the exam for Certified Technician designation through the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT)
  • Students can participate in an optional one-week course and exam upon completion of academic program requirements to obtain the Entry-Level Course for Drinking Water Operators
  • Complete a second Associate Diploma (in Agriculture) with just one additional year of study

And what..

.. industry certifications and work experience opportunities exist?
.. courses would you take?
.. career opportunities do graduates have?

Come check this program out at Applicant Information Days on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 or Red Carpet Day on Wednesday, November 28, 2018

To discuss this program in more detail, please contact:

Alison McMahon
Alison McMahon, Campus Recruitment Co-ordinator
519-674-1500 x63256
Simon Lachance
Simon Lachance, Academic Program Co-ordinator
519-674-1500 x63633

Rachelle Flion
"I really enjoyed my learning experience and was able to gain valuable practical skills during my studies. I built valued relationships with my instructors and classmates, and I also found my passion for a career in water treatment. I got very involved in campus student life and I would rate my overall Ridgetown experience a 10/10!"

Caroline Streib
Parkside Collegiate Institute, St. Thomas, ON
Graduate (2017), Associate Diploma in Environmental Management

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