Apr 21, 2024  
PUBLISHED 2023-2024 Credit Catalog 
PUBLISHED 2023-2024 Credit Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Environmental Technology

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Program Description

Get a career in maintaining the Earth’s resources and make a difference in environmental management. Get theory and hands-on training to get 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

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 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 is accredited by ECO Canada.  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) through certification exam.
  • ECO Canada as a Professional in-training.
  • 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, 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

Program Outcomes

  1. Research, critically analyze, prepare, document, submit and defend a Technology Report.
  2. Apply the knowledge of algebra, matrix manipulation and introductory calculus to resolve applied science/engineering technology problems.
  3. Apply the knowledge of best statistical processes to resolve applied science/engineering technology problems.
  4. Apply the current practices of project management to applied science and engineering technology projects consistent with the discipline requirements.
  5. Apply the principles of physical and natural science, applicable to a discipline, to the solution of applied science/ engineering technology problems.
  6. Apply knowledge of management principles, ethics, sustainability, contract law, codes and standards.

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