Jun 22, 2024  
PUBLISHED 2021-2022 Credit Catalog 
PUBLISHED 2021-2022 Credit Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Environmental Technology

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Program Description

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.

Program Overview

Fast Facts

Your Career

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.

Student Success

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.


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)


The progression requirement for students taking credit courses is a Term GPA and Total Institutional GPA of 2.0, with the exception of English Language Foundations and Academic Upgrading programs.

Admission Requirements

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.

Program Outline

First Year

Second Year

Total Credits 60

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