2 Years - 4 Semesters
Ontario College Diploma
Campus: Sault Ste. Marie
Start Dates: Sep 2024, Jan 2025
Program Code: 5245


As population growth in cities rises rapidly, the need for green infrastructure to mitigate the impact of development and maintain critical ecosystem services is increasingly recognized. The Urban Ecosystem Technician diploma will prepare students with the knowledge and understanding of the principles of sustainability and practical skills required to incorporate these concepts into the creation, care, restoration and maintenance of city greenspaces.

Requirements & Program Information

Ontario Secondary School diploma with Grade 12 English (C) ENG4C and Grade 11 Foundations for College Math (C) MBF3C or mature student status. Missing any requirements? Get them for free from Academic Upgrading. 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.

Admission process

Graduates of this diploma program may choose to advance into one of the new graduate certificate programs in the School of Natural Environment at Sault College: Climate Change Mitigation Specialist or Environmental Sustainability Analyst.

Career Path

Graduates are employed by landscape designers and contractors, lawn service and tree care establishments, golf courses, nurseries and greenhouses, and municipal, provincial and national parks, or they may be self-employed.

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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