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2016/17 Environmental Technology Program

About The Program

The Environmental Technology Program is a two-year diploma program that incorporates classroom and practical lab and field experiences to develop student skills.

Graduates of the program will possess the necessary skills to meet the growing demand for environmental practitioners in such fields as resource development and management, fish and wildlife conservation, environmental protection, parks management, environmental assessment, waste management, environmental research, and environmental education.


This program is offered at the Nunavut Research Institute in Iqaluit.

Admission Requirements

Applicants wishing to apply to this program must:

  • Accompany their application with three (3) letters of support from persons acquainted with their employment and/ or study skills.
  • Have completed Grade 12 – preferably with credits in English, Mathematics, and General Science. Applicants lacking the above will be considered on the basis of prior learning and experience. They may also be required to complete standardized tests in English, Math and Science.
  • Submit a hand written letter of intent outlining their interest in the environment, past work/study experience in environmentally related areas, their career goals and aspirations, and any other information that may be useful and relevant in assessing their compatibility with the program.
  • Submit a current resume listing all relevant work experiences, education, and skills
  • Be in good overall health

Record Of Achievement

Nunavut Arctic College Environmental Technology Diploma - 60 credits.

Student Funding And Financial Assistance

Funding for this program is provided from a number of sources. Students may be eligible for Financial Assistance for Nunavut Students (FANS) through the Government of Nunavut’s Department of Education or through their Regional Inuit organizations.

Credit Transfer Opportunities

Graduates of the Diploma program may receive 60 credits towards the BSC (Post Diploma Program) at Athabasca University. The University of Winnipeg accepts up to 45 credits towards its BSc in Global Environmental Systems. University of Lethbridge may admit up to 20 course (60 credit hours) Post-Diploma BSC (Environmental Science). Other transfer opportunities are in place. Transfer credits are evaluated on a student-by-student basis by the receiving institution.

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of the Environmental Technology Program have found employment within the following organizations:

  • Government of Nunavut Departments as Wildlife Officers, Environmental Protection Officers, Wildlife Technicians, and in many other exciting positions,
  • Federal Government Departments such as Fisheries and Oceans (DFO), Parks Canada, and Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC),
  • Various boards and agencies such as the Nunavut Research Institute (NRI), the Nunavut Impact Review Board (NIRB), the Nunavut Wildlife Management Board (NWMB), etc,
  • National and Regional Inuit Organizations

Program Information

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