Want a career that really makes a difference? The Environmental Technology program will give you the skills and knowledge you need to work in the lab or the field. As an Environmental Technologist you’ll work in the protection, conservation, and preservation of our natural environment. Many graduates go on to complete their bachelor’s degree at Royal Roads University.
Graduates of this program find work in environmental protection, conservation and preservation of natural resources, and environmental education, communication and research. More specific fields include utility and mining companies, chemical manufacturers, steel makers, transportation, industry, federal/provincial government departments, municipalities, education institutions, wastewater management, water treatment, research and health care centers, environmental interest groups and industry associations.
Students with higher grades and recent upgrading in Math 30 (Pure Math) and Chemistry 30 will experience more success in SAIT’s programs.
Additionally, students who experience success in this program have good work ethics and communication skills.
Credentials and Accreditation
After successfully completing this program, graduates will receive a SAIT diploma in Environmental Technology.
This program will be accredited in the future. Please contact the MacPhail School of Energy for more information. Graduates are eligible for membership in the following professional associations:
- Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta (ASET)
- ECO Canada
- Chemical Institute of Canada (CIC)
Students must attain a PGPA and/or a CGPA of 2.0 or better in each semester and pass the necessary prerequisite courses to progress through the program. To qualify for graduation, students must pass all courses, attain a CGPA of 2.0 or better and complete course requirements within the prescribed timelines.
Completion of the following courses or equivalents:
- At least 60% in Math 30-1 or Pure Math 30, AND,
- At least 50% in English Language Arts 30-1, or at least 60% in English Language Arts 30-2, AND,
- At least 60% in Chemistry 30.
All applicants must demonstrate English Language Proficiency prior to admission, including students educated in Canada.