Preparing yourself for a green economy? Gain the most recent specialized knowledge and skills needed for effective practice in the dynamic field of environmental management.
Explore uniquely Canadian problems within a global perspective. Learn systems, processes, tools, strategies, risk management techniques and legal requirements that help you assess and manage air, water, soil and waste. The Environmental Management Certificate program blends theory and practice while focusing on the need for sustainable development and the use of market-driven solutions.
This program is perfect if you...
- Work, or aspire to work, in the environmental sector
- Are a university or college graduate wanting to build on your education
- Are a professional trained in another country, looking for the Canadian industry perspective and a valued credential
- Have a keen interest in the environment
What will I get?
Students who complete this program will receive a Professional Certificate.
Online and In Class
Courses in this program are delivered online and in class. Courses are scheduled at convenient times, allowing you to complete the program at a pace that fits your life.
You should plan on studying and working approximately 6 hours per week per course.
Online learning fits into busy schedules by taking the learning experience out of the traditional classroom. Students have online access to instructors, fellow learners, and learning materials.
Before taking your first online course, we recommended taking our free course: Digital Skills for Learning Online
10-17 Courses, 300 Hours
All Continuing Education programs are developed with part-time learners in mind. The Environmental Management Certificate is a 300-hour program.
The length of time it takes to complete this program varies by student. If you take one course per term (four courses a year), you will likely complete the program in two to three years. You will complete the program faster if you take multiple courses per term.
Core course selection
Students may take either BMC 281 Auditing of HSE Management Systems and Compliance or BMC 116 Management Tools and Techniques for Environmental Issues in their core component.
If both courses are taken, one will be assigned to core and the other will be assigned as optional.
The approximate cost to complete the Environmental Management Certificate is $5,000.
This includes the $105 admission fee.
You do not require a degree or diploma to apply for admission to this program. You can take individual courses to start, and apply later.
The admission fee is $105.
To apply, you must meet the following requirements:
- 18 years of age or older
- Grade 12 diploma (recommended)
- Relevant work experience (recommended)
- If English is not your first language, you must meet the English language proficiency requirements
Programs change from time to time, so we recommend that you apply for admission as early as possible. Once admitted, your requirements to complete the program will not change – even if the program changes. You can be confident that completed and eligible courses will apply to your program.Apply for Admission
Prior learning from other post-secondary institutions
Advanced standing may be granted for equivalent, graded courses completed at other post-secondary institutions. Credit may be granted up to a maximum of 100 hours towards this program.Apply for Advanced Standing
Transferring credit from other Continuing Education programs
If you have completed requirements for another University of Calgary Continuing Education program, you may be able to transfer some credits to this program. For details, please review the "Credit towards other programs" information in the programs you have completed. To transfer credits, please contact a student advisor.
Maximum advanced standing and transferred credit
The combined total of advanced standing and transferred credits cannot exceed 150 hours for this program.
Credit for Business Seminars and Part-Time ESL courses
Students may receive a maximum of 30 hours credit from most UCalgary Continuing Education Business Seminars and some part-time English as a Second Language (ESL) courses taken in the last five years. Credit equals approximately 2/3 instruction hours. For example, a 15-hour seminar or course will give you 10 hours credit.
You must apply for seminar and ESL course credit, as not all of them are eligible. To find out if you are eligible for credit, please contact a student advisor.
On completion of this program, you may wish to pursue studies in another.
Upon completing the Environmental Management Certificate, up to 150 hours of equivalent courses may be transferred towards certificates in Professional Management. Some courses may transfer to the Occupational Health and Safety certificates and diploma program. The number of hours will vary based on certificate requirements and courses.
If you wish to pursue another program:
- Complete the Application for Admission for your next program
- Contact us to request transfer of the equivalent course credits
The transfer of course credits will not happen without your request.
Each year, scholarships and awards are given to deserving students not only for their academic achievement, but also for community involvement. Award sponsors include both corporate and private donors.
To apply, you must meet eligibility criteria and submission deadlines. Students in this program may be eligible for the following award:
It is the student's responsibility to ensure all requirements for graduation are fulfilled.
See Graduation for details.