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. 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.
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.
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.