3 Years - 6 Semesters
Ontario College Advanced Diploma
Campus: Sault Ste. Marie
Start Dates: Jan 2022



We’re preparing for Fall 2021 with a variety of program delivery methods. Learn more at www.saultcollege.ca/fall

Continue on your path to making a difference - protecting our forests, lakes, lands and waterways in the Natural Environment Technologist program.

Get hands-on as a key member of important field project teams and related Ontario agencies (we’re talking about making real connections) focused on the conservation and management of our natural resources. And work independently on meaningful projects in aquatic ecosystems, species at risk, invasive species and climate change.

In the Natural Environment Technologist Program, you will learn about data collection, analysis and reporting, testing your knowledge on multi-day field trips, in a 45-hectare outdoor lab and newly constructed Waterfront Adventure Centre. 

Plus, through a new partnership with the regional conversation authority, we’ve expanded our outdoor classroom adding more diverse lands to research and apply real-world natural resource management concepts.

Our environment needs the real you. We’re here to help. And we don’t take that responsibility lightly.


NET102 - 2 Global Environmental Issues
NET204 - 3 Remote Sensing
NET205 - 4 Terrestrial Ecosystem Surveys
NET250 - 3 General Entomology
NET255 - 4 Environmental Monitoring
NET256 - 2 Reneweable Energy/Site Development
NRT240 - 2 Natural Resources Law
GEN110 - 3 Student Selected General Education
Note: *This student-selected general education course code indicates a general-education course is taken in this semester. Students will choose from a selection of courses  (details)  prior to the semester in which the student-selected general education course is to be taken.

Requirements & Program Information

Ontario Secondary School Diploma with Grade 12 College English (C) ENG4C, or mature student status.

Career Path

Employers continually seek motivated, disciplined and qualified field personnel for positions which involve accessing wilderness areas, conducting surveys and writing of technical reports summarizing results. Students of this advanced diploma program are both capable in the field as well as in an office setting. Graduates can acquire employment with national and provincial natural resource agencies, Conservation Authorities, or regional stewardship councils and have increased opportunities to work for renewable energy site development companies and private environmental consulting firms. Positions can also be acquired internationally.

Fees & Costs


These fees are for the 2021-2022 academic year (year 1 of study), and are subject to change. Please visit your Student Portal to view your Schedule of Fees.


This is a co-operative education program. Students are required to complete at least one co-op work placement (CWF100) in order to graduate.

Program Coordinator: Brian Anstess, (705) 759-2554 ext 2461, brian.anstess@saultcollege.ca 

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

This is a Co-operative Education Program. September and January Intakes are available for this program. Please contact the Registrar`s Office for further information.

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