Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.48
Liaison Nico Strabac
Submission Date Jan. 22, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Mohawk College
AC-3: Undergraduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Kayla LaChance
Sustainability Programs and Services Coordinator
Sustainability Office
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Does the institution offer at least one sustainability-focused major, degree program, or the equivalent for undergraduate students (I.e. an interdisciplinary academic program that concentrates on sustainability as an integrated concept)?:
Yes

Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate degree program:
Environmental Technician Diploma

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program:

Environmental Technician Dipolma

Students in the Environmental Technician program will learn the fundamentals of solid waste, water and wastewater treatment.
- Study the sources, impacts, monitoring and control of water/wastewater pollutants, air pollutants, and solid and industrial waste
- Gain practical lab experience in the sampling, analysis and treatment of environmental pollutants
-Characterization of pollutants and their impacts on health and the environment
- Study the fundamentals of environmental regulations, audits and projects, as well as Occupational Health and Safety
- Brown field remediation methods, including site assessment, monitoring, mitigation and remediation


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Name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
Energy Systems Engineering Technology Advanced Diploma

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program (2nd program):

Students will experience a unique new program introducing a multi-disciplinary approach that focuses on the generation, capture, storage, and distribution of clean and renewable energy and their integration with conventional systems.

With the global awareness on clean energy and companies looking towards sustainable energy management options, the future energy industry requires skilled technologists that integrate conventional and renewable energy sources to create efficient energy solutions.

Students study sustainability topics including clean energy sources such as wind, solar/photovoltaic, solar thermal, geothermal, bioenergy, and hybrid electric technologies and strategies for conservation and management of clean energy supported by microgrids and distributed energy systems.


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Name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (3rd program):
Urban and Regional Planning Technician - Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Diploma

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program (3rd program):

Students in the program delve into the processes and technologies used for modern, sustainable urban and regional land use planning and development.

- Learn land use planning principles, planning law, process and documentation necessary to create active and sustainable communities
- Acquire CAD, plan reading, graphics and visualization skills needed to create plans for today’s modern infrastructure
- Develop surveying skills and geographic information systems (GIS) applications
- Explore subdivision development and design, site planning and detailed design
- Understand official plans, zoning by-laws, and provincial legislation
- Produce planning reports and make public presentations
- Obtain very hands-on education consisting of many labs and practical projects over four semesters


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Does the institution offer one or more sustainability-focused minors, concentrations or certificates for undergraduate students?:
Yes

Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate:
Utilities Systems Operator Certificate

A brief description of the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate:

Students in the program will learn the operations and service of diverse equipment related to heating and cooling plants. They will have the opportunity to explore the techniques in operating steam/hot water boilers, gas/oil burners, air conditioning and refrigeration, turbines and generators.

- Explore the techniques in operating steam/hot water boilers, gas/oil burners, air conditioning and refrigeration, turbines and generators

- he program prepares participants for testing and certification by the Technical Standards and Safety Authority as an Oil Burner Technician III and a Gas Technician III and the eligibility to write four Water Operator-in-Training Certification Examinations through the Ministry of Environment. These include Waste Water, Water Collection, Water Treatment and Water Distribution

- Laboratory practice and work experience are components of the program. Optional training includes fluorocarbon refrigerant, ozone depletion training and certification


The website URL for the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate:
Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Architectural Technician

A brief description of the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):

Focus on building designs and detailing, estimating and construction materials, and become a vital architectural team member. Program Highlights include:
- Learn the essentials of the building and construction field in two academic years.
- Understand how to apply green building fundamentals and sustainability concepts.


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