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Environmental Assessment and Restoration

Lethbridge College

Lethbridge College
The assessment and restoration of the environment are at the center of industry today. Businesses from manufacturing to oil and gas need to proactively focus on environmental control, reclamation, impact assessment and environmental audits, not only because of their operations but because government and society demand it. Our two-year diploma in Environmental Assessment and Restoration offers a unique mix of law, technical skills and science to prepare you for a successful career in this fast-growing sector. You'll learn how to collect, understand, interpret and manage environmental information. With courses ranging from Environmental Chemistry and Hydrogeology to Environmental Law and Contaminant Management, you'll be ready to test your new skills in our extensive field studies components. Hands-on lab and field experience will show you how resource management works in the real world. Your technical skills will include the use of industry-standard software and the latest Geographic Information System (GIS) applications. In the end, you'll be ready to address emerging issues like regeneration of disturbed lands, water quality management, and restoring abandoned industrial sites. With a comprehensive grounding in law, technical skills and science, what will you do with your diploma in Environmental Assessment and Restoration? One thing's for certain: Your skills will be in high demand!

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3000 College Drive South
Lethbridge, Alberta, T1K1L6, Canada

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  • Program Type Standard
  • Credential Type Diploma
  • Length 2 Years
  • Part Time Only
  • Cooperative Education
  • Continuing Education
  • Distance Learning
Admission Requirements

General Admission Requirements: All applicants must meet the general admission requirements for Lethbridge College programs, as indicated in the Admissions section of the calendar.

Academic Requirements: In addition to meeting the general admission requirements indicated in the Admission section of the calendar, applicants to this program must also satisfy the following specific course requirements (or equivalencies): Grade 11 biology; Grade 11 chemistry; Grade 12 math (equivalent to Alberta’s Math 30-2 or a higher level math).

Basic computer literacy in the use of the Internet, e-mail, word processing, and fundamental processes of spreadsheets is required for the student to be successful in this program. Students lacking these skills are strongly urged to complete a basic computer literacy course prior to entering this program.

Employers often require that students hold a valid Standard First Aid or Wilderness First Aid Certificate and/or a CPR Certificate to be eligible for seasonal and/or permanent employment. Students are encouraged to obtain these certificates either prior to entering the program or during the first term.

Note: Applicants who lack the required academic admission requirements can apply to the College and University Preparatory Program to upgrade for your program.

Prior Learning Assessment (PLA): If you have experience working in this field of study, you may be eligible for Prior Learning Assessment.

Your Investment: Students are responsible for the cost of the field trips relating to this program.

SUPPLIES FOR FIELD STUDIES:  Students on field studies are expected to provide their own equipment and supplies. This includes: warm sleeping bag, ground sheet and pad, tent may be required (notification will be given at orientation), back pack for gear, adequate clothing for cold/wet weather, hiking boots, work gloves, cooking and eating gear (may be shared), food, binoculars, digital camera (standard feature), orienteering compass, chest waders, field equipment vest (recommended), “write-in-the-rain” treated field notebook/surveyors book, water bottle, sunscreen, 30 cm metric steel ruler.

OTHER REQUIRED SUPPLIES:  Available from the Lethbridge College Bookstore: Lab coat, safety glasses, Douglas protractor, “write-in-the-rain” treated field notebook/surveyors book, 16X hand lens, dissection kit, metric triangular scale with 1:20, 1:25, 1:50, 1:75, 1:100 and 1:125 graduations.  Available from sporting, hardware and office supply stores: Nexus Type 115 or Silva Ranger compass (with declination adjustment screw), clipboard, 4 GB or higher USB memory stick, chest waders, scientific calculator ($15 - $30 range), 12 or more colored pencils (pencil crayons), binoculars (8 X 40 or 10 X 50 magnification), 30 cm metric steel ruler.  For additional information concerning lab or field equipment, contact the lab coordinator at 403.320.3202, Extension 5594.

Application Deadline

New students are accepted into the Environmental Assessment and Restoration two-year diploma program for the Fall (September) term only.

Student Aid

This program is eligible for full-time post-secondary assistance by Alberta Student Aid for the funding year 2020/08/01 to 2021/07/31*.

  • Tuition $4,099.00 Year One
  • Books/Supplies/Instruments $1,750.00 Year One
  • Mandatory Fees $1,538.00 Year One

* Tuition, books, supplies, instruments, and other/mandatory fees are provided to Alberta Student Aid and may be used when processing full-time post-secondary funding applications. The educational costs provided are based on a 100% full-course load and may not reflect current or all educational costs charged by the school. Contact the school to obtain accurate educational cost information.

Transfer(s) Eligibility

Search Transfer Alberta for course and program transfer information including transfer agreements between post-secondary schools in Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon.

Transfer(s) available outside of Transfer Alberta: Royal Roads University (BC), University of Northern BC (BC), Griffith University (Australia)

Updated January 29, 2021. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

Educational program information is provided as an introduction and for general reference. For current information about programs and school requirements or policies, check the school calendar, visit their website or contact the school directly.
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