1 Years - 2 Semesters
Ontario College Graduate Certificate
Campus: Sault Ste. Marie
Start Dates: Sep 2024
Program Code: 5255


This one-year Ontario College Graduate Certificate program is designed to bridge the economic, environmental and social issues that influence communities. Students will develop expertise, skills and knowledge in sustainable community and business development by participating in theory and practice in the field with a focus on the current needs and trends of sustainable societies, communities and organizations. 

This program introduces effective tools to bring collaboration, dialogue, environmental protection and resource stewardship to the social, ecological and economic implications of change in varying communities. Students will develop strategies influencing the elements of environmental health to address challenges faced in developing a sustainable society.

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:

  • Sustainability Specialist
  • Sustainability Analyst
  • Policy Analyst
  • Sustainability Intern
  • Sustainability Coordinator
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Field Technician

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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