Protecting the environment is everybody’s business and not many are willing to make it their full-time job. So, if you’re looking for an in-demand career on the front line of environmental protection with excellent employment opportunities, welcome to KPU’s Environmental Protection Technology (EPT) program.
This two-year diploma prepares you for technical work in the environmental field. You'll get hands-on experience and gain practical knowledge in environmental protection technology, impact assessment, waste minimization and management, air and water pollution monitoring and control, and contaminated site investigations.
Our program is a demanding one. But no one ever said protecting the environment would be easy. With two paid co-op work terms, field work, lab experience and more, you'll build the in-demand technical skills and gain the industry connections you need to turn your passion for environmental protection into your profession.
Did you know
While most graduates go directly to working in the environmental field, #DidYouKnow there are opportunities to continue your studies through transfer opportunities to degree programs?
Royal Roads University offers block transfers for enrolment in their Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science, Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Practice or Bachelor of Science in Environmental Practice.
EPT grads have also gone on to programs at BCIT, SFU, UBC and many other institutions. To learn more about transfer credits, visit the BC Transfer Guide.