Environmental Engineering - 083

Mohawk College Certificate
Environmental Engineering Student

Designed for individuals with an interest in environmental issues, especially those working in the industrial or municipal sectors requiring a broader knowledge of the legal and technical aspects of the environment. Program graduates should be able to evaluate and implement programs to control environmental stresses. Topics include Environmental Audit, Waste Audit, Compliance Assessment, Program Implementation, Solid and Liquid Waste, Air Quality Assessment, Best Management Practices, and Emergency Planning.


Students with first year College or University Chemistry credits can apply for an exemption from CHEMOH701 Principles of Environmental Chemistry. You must successfully complete all other required program courses (CHEMOH701 to WASTOH706) before taking the Environmental Project and Report course (ENVROH707).

Program Contact
Continuing Education Technology
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent (Mohawk Academic Upgrading, GED) OR 19 years of age or older.
  • Prep Chemistry (GSCIPE053) or equivalent.

You do not need to apply to begin this program. Start by ensuring you meet the admission requirements listed above and then register for the courses listed in the Program of Studies when they are offered.  Some courses have prerequisites, so please check the Program of Studies for details. Find out how to register for a course.

The program of studies displayed below applies to students starting the program in the 2017/18 academic year. Students who began in other academic years may require different courses to be eligible to graduate. If you have questions regarding a strategy for completion contact Continuing Education - Technology and Skills.

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A selection of courses are available each term. Courses that are currently not available (N/A) for registration may be offered in the future – check back frequently.

Mandatory Courses

Register Course number Course title Course Hours
Course description: This course covers basic information about chemistry as it applies to environmental technology. Topics covered are: elements, radicals and compounds, stoichiometry, solutions, chemical water analysis, acids, bases and ionic equations, chemical kinetics and equilibria, gases, reduction, chemistry of the atmosphere, colloids and coagulation. NOTE: Some self study may be required.
Credits: 3
Equivalents: CHEMPE106
Course description: Concentrate on process waste audits, engineering economics, project management, report writing and oral presentation skills. A combination of distance and in class learning. Prerequisites: ALL other courses in the program. NOTE: There may be some self study required.
Prerequisites: CHEMOH701 and ENVROH702 and ENVROH704 and WASTOH705 and WASTOH706
Equivalents: ENVROH707 or ENVR10041 or ENVR10069
Course description: This course provides an introduction to environmental issues and their impacts, environmental technologies and environmental sustainability. The topics covered include: ecosystems, energy and the environment, air, water and soil pollution, pests and pest control, natural resources, solid and hazardous waste and environmental legislation. NOTE: Some self study may be required.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: CHEM10028 and CHEM10029 or CHEM10006 and CHEM10007 or CHEMCH116 or CHEMPH109 or CHEMPE106
Course description: Provides an understanding of the principles, methods, techniques and operation of air pollution monitoring and control technologies. Topics covered are: air quality, sampling & analysis, meteorology & modelling, air pollution control and stack monitoring. Prerequisites: CHEMOH701 & ENVROH702. NOTE: Some self study may be required.
Credits: 3
Equivalents: ENVR10038
Course description: This credit course provides a working knowledge of environmental legislation, and its applications. The topics covered are: toxic substances, federal and provincial legislation, and its applications to air emissions, water discharges, waste disposal, noise and vibration, transportation and audits. NOTE: Some self study may be required.
Equivalents: ENVRCY501 or ENVR10040 or ENVR10059
Course description: This course is designed to introduce the students to the concepts and unit processes involved in water and wastewater treatment and how they work together to produce the end product. NOTE: Some self study may be required.
Credits: 3
Equivalents: WAST10007
Course description: This credit course provides an understanding of the tools, techniques, and technology used for solid and hazardous waste management. Special emphasis is placed on compliance with regulatory programs and pollution prevention. NOTE: Some self study may be required.
Credits: 3
Equivalents: WASTCY603