KPU’s Environmental Protection Technology Program is a two-year diploma program that prepares graduates for technical work in the environmental field.
Students get a grounding in the basic sciences (biology, chemistry, physics and math) and receive hands-on training in safety, sampling of soil, water, and air, solid waste audits, biota sampling, and analysis of contaminants.
The program has a co-op component where students are employed by our partners in the industry and government sector. Among the co-op employers have been the BC Ministry of the Environment, Tervita Corporation (a contracting company specialized in hazardous waste management), The City of Surrey (in their engineering department or for their habitat protection program), Langley Environmental Partners (an environmental NGO) or PHH ARC Environmental Ltd, an environmental consultant.
Our grads work in pollution prevention, hazardous material and contaminated sites management, environmental baseline assessment, regualtions enforcement, and environmental education. Thanks to the co-op program, our grads have an excellent placement record.
The EPT Program prepares grads for technical work in the environmental field. Contact us for more information.