This online series of courses explores unique environmental problems within a global perspective including systems, tools and strategies, risk management techniques and legal requirements for the assessment and management of air, water, land and waste with an interdisciplinary approach. Throughout the program the focus is on the need for sustainable development and market-driven solutions. Both theory and practice are incorporated which allows students to gain an appreciation of the complexity of designing environmental strategies in the presence of diverse and competing stakeholder interests.
Admission & Registration
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent (Mohawk Academic Upgrading, GED) OR 19 years of age or older.
Program of Studies
Completion Requirement: 6 courses
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|Course Number||Course Name||Course Description|
|ENVR10024||Environment Management, An Introduction||This course facilitates the development of analytical and evaluation skills required in the management of environmental issues. Students gain a better understanding of the complexity of environmental policies, legislation procedures, and familiarity with the implications and effects of environmental management strategies.|
|ENVR10059||Environmental Laws and Regulations||This course will provide skills and practical knowledge to apply various environmental laws and regulations such as the Environmental Protection Act, the Ontario Water Resources Act, Ont. Reg. 419 (and former Reg. 346). Ont. Reg. 347, and other related environmental legislation. With practical understanding of environmental laws, students will have the information to help protect themselves and their companies from possible litigation while at the same time help preserve the environment.|
|ENVR10026||Introduction to Sustainable Development||This course will discuss the environmental, economic and social impacts that affect the sustainability of our communities. The course will investigate the development of human populations and how their energy and nutritional needs have compromised the natural ecosystems. Individual responsibility to sustainability through lifestyle changes will be examined.|
|ENVR10025||Energy Resources||This course will deal with the issues of traditional and non-renewable energy sources such as crude oil, natural gas, coal and nuclear energy, as well as renewable energy sources like hydroelectricity, solar, ocean, geothermal and wind energy. Students will obtain a broad understanding of current resources, technologies and their limitations, and a realistic appreciation of what energy sources and technologies may be feasible in the future.|
|ENVR10074||Environmental Site Assessment and Reporting||This course provides students with the understanding of the theory and practice of Environmental Assessment approaches that are the principal means of integrating environmental considerations into governmental decision-making.|
|ENVR10069||Environmental Management Systems and Audits||This Course will examine environmental management systems in compliance with the environmental laws and regulations. The course will introduce the students to the concept of environmental management systems and their role in reducing overall environmental impacts within industry and business operations. The course will provide students with an overview of the purpose of an EMS model, how companies adopt/implement them and the overall framework of EMS models. The course will also focus on specific EMS models, including the ISO 14001 systems. This course will also teach students about the Auditing process, in terms of using the audit as a management tool for environmental performance.|