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Unique Pathways & Off-campus Education Dual Credit - Environmental Water Technology

Dual Credit - Environmental Water Technology


Environmental Water Technology bundles three courses (WATR302, TECH200, BIOL201) to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of how these three areas intersect. Through a blend of theory, water testing, field trips, labs and the integration of technology in data collection and analysis, students will cover topics including ecosystem components, industrial ecology, data collection, hazard assessments, laboratory techniques, and innovation to challenge the way that water is currently managed.

Participation in this course could lead to the following career pathways and beyond:

  • Water Quality Technician
  • Hydrologist
  • Environmental Manager
  • Environmental Planner

Program Benefits

  • Learn about green technologies and sustainability practices and how they relate to a growing job market in Alberta and Canada
  • Get a jump start on your post-secondary education while in high school
  • Build confidence through developing learning strategies and skills that support learning transitions  
  • Taught by an experienced and passionate post-secondary instructor with connections to industry

  • 15 Cre​​dits, 30​ le​​​vel CTS
    7.5​​ post-seco​ndary credits

Student Eligibili​​ty

Open to CBE high school student who:

  • Are in grades 11 or 12 during the program
  • Have a strong interest to explore a pathway in environmental technology and/or sustainability practices
  • Are excited about taking a hands-on, multidisciplinary post-secondary course
  • are able to commit to the duration of the program and can attend in-person classes Monday to Thursday mornings from 8:30 – 11:30 am for the duration of the program
  • have completed the following pre-requisite courses:
    • Math 10C
    • Science 10

​Program Delivery and​ Location

  • In-person at SAIT (1301 16 Ave NW, Calgary AB T2M 0L4)

Program ​Dates

  • Semester 2 (February to May), Monday-Thursday mornings, 8:30-11:30 am
  • Considerations

    • Students must have space in their full year timetable to accommodate the program delivery, location, and dates indicated below.
    • Students must submit a personal learning schedule with their application (see application checklist for details).
    • Students must be registered as a full-time student, taking at least one course at their home high school each semester(work experience excluded).
    • Students will be expected to communicate with both their CBE supervising teacher and course instructor regularly.
  • How to Apply

    1. Read through the course(s) and/or program(s) of interest.
    2. Review program choice with your school Off-campus Coordinator and/or Guidance Counsellor for program readiness and timetabling concerns.
    3. You are highly encouraged to attend the Unique Pathways Information Night to ask questions of our program partners and determine if the program is a good fit for you. Connect with your Off-campus Coordinator or Guidance counsellor if you are unable to attend.
    4. Download and fill in the Dual Credit Application Form Package when available.
    5. Refer to the application checklist and ensure all items are complete.
    6. Book an appointment with your Off-campus Coordinator and/or Guidance Counselor before the deadline to complete your application, including signatures from all parties.
    7. The school will submit the application to Unique Pathways on your behalf.
  • Program Partner​

  • Application Deadline:​​

    Applications for Winter 2025 are not yet available. Please check back in Fall 2024.​

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