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Courses

  • 4 Environment Major Course credits (minimum one Grade 11, one Grade 12)
  • 2 Cooperative Education credits
  • 1 Math credit (Grade 11 or 12)*
  • 1 Grade 11 or 12 English credit (Grade 11 or 12)*

*Ontario curriculum credits that involve one or more Contextualized Learning Activities delivered in the context of the Environment sector

Sector-recognized certifications & training

  • 4 compulsory certifications: Standard First Aid, WHMIS (generic), CPR (Level C) with AED, Global Positioning Systems
  • 3 additional certifications and/or training courses as specified in the sector-specific guide

Experiential learning and career exploration activities

  • one-on-one observation of a cooperative education student at a placement in the environmental sector (an example of job twinning)
  • a day-long observation of an environmental sector employer or employee (an example of job shadowing)
  • a one- or two-week work experience with a member of an environmental non-governmental organization (NGO) or an employee in the environmental sector (an example of work experience)
  • attendance at a trade show (e.g., Toronto Sportsmen’s Show, Outdoor Adventure Show), a conference, or a workshop focusing on the environmental sector
  • assisting with trail maintenance and trail cleanup
  • participating in Envirothon