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Advanced Diploma in Environmental Technology




What will I learn?

Learn advanced environmental principles and applications in the Environmental Technology program, in preparation for a career monitoring and improving the natural environment.

Program Highlights:

Build on your expertise as an Environmental Technician through an additional year of study, and develop even more competence in preventing environmental problems, resolving environmental issues, and providing education to the public.

Your hands-on environmental training will be an excellent complement to your in-class courses. In the Environmental Technology program, you will learn advanced environmental principles and applications. You'll also complete a two-week work placement where you will gain valuable work experience - and employment contacts that can become invaluable when you start looking for a job. In addition, high level skills in field ecology and specialized wetland evaluation training are delivered, to further increase your career prospects.

Career Opportunities

Employers include government ministries/departments, regulatory agencies, environmental consultants, non-governmental or non-profit organizations, and urban/rural planners.

Our graduates have found themselves in a wide range of environmental careers, such as:

  • watershed technician
  • Ministry of Environment area manager
  • manager of environmental services (private consulting firm)
  • environmental technologists
  • environmental officers
  • special environmental "Compliance Sector" team members
  • groundwater technician
  • industrial and municipal water/wastewater plant operators
  • landfill site technologist
  • land restoration technologist
  • soil/terrain specialist
  • water quality technician

The additional year of study will likely mean higher starting salaries and increased employment opportunities in comparison to the two-year Technician diploma. The employment level is consistently very high with recent graduates finding work across Canada and around the world in the public and private sectors.


You may be able to use credits obtained at Fleming College to continue your postsecondary education in pursuit of a degree. The articulation and credit transfer agreements with our partner institutions.

Which department am I in?

School of Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences

Study options

Full Time (6 semesters)

Tuition fees
CAD$16,993.40 (10,24,316) per year
CAN $8,496.70 per semester

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

5 September 2023


Frost Campus

200 Albert Street S.,


Ontario (ON),

K9V 5E6, Canada

Entry requirements

For international students

Students applying to Environmental Technology must meet the following requirements:

  • OSSD including Gr 12 C English and Gr 12 C Math

Academic Requirement:

  • High school diploma.

English language proficiency requirements:

  • Internet-based (iBT) TOEFL: 80 with no score less than 20
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS - Academic): 6.0 with no band less than 5.5 (Students applying through SDS stream to meet 6.0, with no bands less than 6.0)
  • PTE Academic (Pearson Test English): 58+
  • Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB): 76

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About Fleming College

Fleming College is a bustling hub of enterprise and innovation, with a culture of applied research and a progressive attitude towards education.

  • Well-funded research department
  • Wide range of vocational training programs
  • Region of great lakes and natural beauty
  • Scholarships and bursaries available