Niagara College’s Environmental Management and Assessment (EMA) Graduate Certificate program has received national accreditation from Environmental Careers Organization (ECO) Canada, marking the first time this type of program has received the accreditation in Canada.
“This accreditation tells employers that our graduates have completed a curriculum that meets a national standard and are able to hit the ground running, making an immediate impact within the environmental industry,” said Martin Smith, Chair, School of Environmental and Horticultural Studies, Niagara College.
ECO Canada’s Accreditation program is a national project developed to serve the needs of more than 400 environmentally-related education programs in Canada. The project was developed under the guidance of the Canadian University Environmental Science Network (CUESN) and the Canadian College Environmental Network (CCEN). The program has established a self-sustaining national standardized accreditation for environmental post-secondary education, promoting enrolment in accredited programs, such as Niagara College’s EMA program, creating linkages between graduates and certification for environmental professionals, and supporting national mobility and communication between post-secondary educational institutions. For more information, visit www.eco.ca.
Niagara College offers the one-year Environmental Management and Assessment graduate certificate program at its Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus. The program, a first of its kind in Canada, equips graduates with specialized marketable environmental skills, which are a major growth area for career opportunities. The innovative and in-demand program provides practical experience with industry internships and projects. The College’s School of Environmental and Horticultural Studies ensures the program’s ongoing relevance to industry with an up-to-date curriculum. The Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus, located at the base of the Niagara Escarpment, boasts environmental, computer and geographic information system labs, as well as environmental monitoring facilities, and features ecological lagoons, wetlands, landscaped gardens and a 40-acre teaching vineyard, which serve as living labs for students. For more information, visit www.NiagaraCollege.ca/EMA.
With 9,000 students, Niagara College offers more than 90 diploma, bachelor degree and advanced level programs at campuses in Welland, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Niagara Falls and St. Catharines. Areas of specialization include food and wine sciences, advanced technology, applied health and community safety, supported by unique learning enterprises in food, wine, beer, horticulture and esthetics.
For more information, contact:
Dr. Ben Cecil
Dean, Environment, Media and Technology Division
905-735-2211, ext. 7699
Chair, School of Environmental and Horticultural Studies
905-641-2252 ext. 4422