1 Years - 2 Semesters
Ontario College Graduate Certificate
Campus: Sault Ste. Marie
Start Dates: Sep 2024
Program Code: 5250


In this one-year Ontario College Graduate Certificate program, students will develop a thorough understanding of the fundamentals of climate change and how it impacts the natural environment. Graduates will be able to conduct change analysis and risk assessment and will be able to apply mitigative and adaptive strategies to deal with climate change challenges.

Requirements & Program Information

Completion of a 2-year diploma, advanced diploma or degree.

Applicants, whose first language is not English, must provide proof of English proficiency. Sault College accepts the TOEFL, or IELTS, or equivalent test to satisfy our English admission requirements.

Educational Paths

Graduates of Sault College diploma programs in the School of Natural Environment and Outdoor Studies may choose to advance into this one-year graduate certificate. Diploma offerings include Fish and Wildlife Conservation Technician, Forestry Conservation Technician, and Natural Environment Technician.

Career Path

Graduates are employed by federal, provincial and municipal governments, computer and office furniture manufacturers, educational institutions, research organizations, consulting firms, environmental and conservation organizations, or they may be self-employed. Examples of jobs in this field include:

  • Environmental Monitor
  • Climate Change Coordinator
  • Community Energy specialist
  • Environmental Specialist
  • Policy Analyst
  • Rainwater Management and Climate Adaptation Professional
  • Sustainability Analyst

Fees & Costs


These fees are for the 2024-2025 academic year (year 1 of study), and are subject to change. Please visit your Student Portal to view your Schedule of Fees.


Program Coordinator: Elisa Muto, (705) 759-2554 ext 2464, elisa.muto@saultcollege.ca

Program Coordinator: Ryan Namespetra, (705) 759-2554 ext 2853, ryan.namespetra@saultcollege.ca

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