Seneca introduces new Environmental Technician – Sampling and Monitoring program
Toronto, August 8, 2012 – Seneca’s new Environmental Technician – Sampling and Monitoring diploma program will begin in January 2013 and is ideal for individuals with an interest in the environment, sustainability, and working outdoors.
Students will learn about environmental sampling, monitoring, data collection and analysis throughout the program. The fast-track 16-month format of the program will also allow students to take advantage of seasonal changes and maximize their outdoor learning experiences.
“The new Environmental Technician – Sampling and Monitoring program focusses on experiential learning in the field, using Seneca’s 700-acre living laboratory at the King Campus,” said Carmen Schlamb, Co-ordinator of the Environmental Technician – Sampling and Monitoring program. “Our King Campus allows for extensive monitoring and sampling of soil, air, and water, as part of real environmental projects, and our Newnham Campus provides students with access to state-of-the-art chemistry facilities.”
Graduates of the program will be field-ready for a number of careers including environmental technician, environmental specialist, junior environmental scientist, field technician (air/water/soil) and environmental co-ordinator. These career opportunities exist within the fields of natural science research, stewardship, and public education, as well as with government agencies, conservation authorities, environmental consulting firms, non-profit organizations, and organizations dedicated to environmental education and public outreach.
"We believe the King Campus – with its natural kettle lake, diversified woodlands and significant wetlands offers an outstanding opportunity for a variety of the necessary field work that will become an integral component of this course. The location, within GTA, offers a unique opportunity for local students interested in environmental sampling and monitoring to remain close to home during their college years,” said Tom Farrell, Strategic Planning and Information Supervisor, Ministry of Natural Resources, Aurora District. “We believe this course is filling a void that prospective employers have long identified."
Seneca’s renowned Environmental Technician and Technology programs focus on engineering and civil applications and the new program will add natural sciences to the cluster. Seneca’s commitment to pathways allows students to seamlessly transition to another specialization.
Students will study at both Seneca’s King Campus at Dufferin Street and Sideroad 15 in King City and Newnham Campus at Finch Avenue East and Hwy. 404 in Toronto. Seneca offers a complimentary shuttle bus service between King, Markham, Newnham and Seneca@York campuses so students can easily and conveniently get from one campus to another.
With campuses across the Greater Toronto Area, Seneca offers degrees, diplomas and graduate certificates renowned for their quality and respected by employers. Combining the highest academic standards with practical, hands-on learning, expert teaching faculty and the latest technology ensures Seneca graduates are career-ready.
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