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Applied Sciences

Applied science moves theoretical scientific principles into real world situations. Holland College offers three applied science programs that provide students with hands-on learning opportunities and laboratory experience, giving them an edge when they enter the employment market.


Graduate opportunities for each program are identified with the GO! icon.

Bioscience Technology Train to work as a technologist in biotechnology areas related to pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, environment, food and agriculture. By the time you graduate, you will have the appropriate blend of science training and handson laboratory experience to enable you to work confidently and make significant contributions in a bioscience laboratory or biotechnology manufacturing or production facility. Start: September Length: 2 years Location: Prince of Wales Campus Credential Issued: Diploma, Bioscience Technologist


Work as a biological laboratory technologist, microbiology quality control technologist, microbiology technologist, food bacteriological technician, plant breeding technician, agricultural technologist, aquaculture technician.

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Admission Requirements* • Grade 12 or equivalent • Grade 12 academic English, biology and chemistry all at 70% or above • Grade 11 or 12 academic math at 70% or above • Resumé *Security clearance (criminal records check) may be a requirement for some on the job training positions.

Environmental Applied Science Technology Train to work as an environmental technician. Learn to manage and enhance the sustainability of the environment, including environmental protection, conservation and preservation of natural resources. Start: September Length: 2 years Location: Prince of Wales Campus Cred.: Diploma, Environmental Technician Admission Requirements • Grade 12 or equivalent • Academic Grade 11 or 12 English and Grade 11 or 12 academic math (both at a minimum of 70%) • Grade 11 or 12 chemistry (minimum of 60%) • Resumé


Work in government departments of environment, fisheries and oceans, natural resources, occupational and industrial health and safety; municipal and industrial water and wastewater treatment facilities; municipal solid waste management facilities; environmental engineering consulting firms and analytical laboratories; industrial process monitoring and research facilities.


Wildlife Conservation Technology

Train to work as a wildlife technician in the field of fish and wildlife conservation. Learn the practical and theoretical aspects of wildlife conservation a variety of field, laboratory, and classroom activities. Learn how to plan and conduct a variety of surveys and assessments in the aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems; how to plan and conduct a variety of inventory techniques regarding wildlife, fish and plant populations; how to evaluate and enhance habitat; prepare and present technical reports; and how to operate wide variety of sampling and laboratory equipment. Start: September Length: 2 years Location: Prince of Wales Campus Credential Issued: Diploma, Wildlife Technician


Work as a fish and wildlife technician and related positions with provincial and federal governments and environmental consulting firms.

Admission Requirements • Grade 12 or equivalent with credits at or above the general level • English, math and biology all at academic Grade 11 or 12 level (all at minimum 65%) • Completed Medical form • Rabies and Tetanus vaccinations - to be completed after acceptance • Resumé

Engineering Technology Holland College’s Architectural Technology and Construction Technology and Management programs are nationally accredited by the Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists. Energy Systems Technology is currently being assessed for certification. Certified technicians and technologists possess a combination of focused, theoretical knowledge and practical ability for which there is a strong demand across Canada and around the world.

Architectural Technology Study architectural building sciences, the principles of architectural and engineering design, construction materials, and the preparation of contract documents. This program includes extensive training in Computer-Aided Design (CAD). Start: September Length: 2 years Location: Prince of Wales Campus Credential Issued: Diploma, Architectural Technologist


Work with architects, engineers, drafting services, interior designers, contractors, surveyors, government offices and agencies, product manufacturers, material suppliers, inspection and testing firms, or be self-employed.

Admission Requirements • Academic Grade 12 or equivalent • A minimum of 65% in each of the following courses: Grade 12 academic English, Grade 12 academic math and Grade 11 or 12 physics • Resumé

NOTE: Applicants with a mark of 80% or higher in Grade 12 academic math may be exempt from the physics requirement.


Construction Technology and Management


Work in government offices and agencies, engineering or surveyors’ offices, with construction product manufacturers, inspection and testing firms, building material suppliers, construction companies, cost estimating firms.

Prepare to enter administrative and middle management levels of the building construction industry. The program is designed to give you a basic understanding of the overall building construction industry. Start: September Length: 2 years Location: Prince of Wales Campus Credentials Issued: Diploma, Construction Technician & Diploma, Lab/Field Testing Technician Admission Requirements • Grade 12 or equivalent with credits at or above the general level • Grade 12 academic English, Grade 12 academic math, and Grade 11 or 12 academic physics • Resumé

Electronics Engineering Technology Train to be an Electronics Engineering Technologist. With a blend of academic content, practical training and experience, you will develop the required skills to apply electronic principles for circuit design and troubleshooting, to install and service electronic equipment and systems, and to install, operate and service modern electronic and data communications systems. Start: September Length: 2 years Location: Prince of Wales Campus Credential Issued: Diploma, Electronics Engineering Technologist Admission Requirements • Academic Grade 12 • Grade 11 or 12 academic math and physics • Resumé


NOTE: Preference will be given to applicants with academic Grade 12 math and physics. Applicants must have training or experience in the use of computers such as keyboarding, desk top application software and operating systems.

Work in the telecommunications industry, the Canadian Armed Forces, coast guard, RCMP, federal government, manufacturing design and assembly, installation and repair, radio and television broadcasting companies; as a biomedical technologist; or an audio video equipment, fibre optic , alarm system, or network service technician.


Not quite ready for the program you want? Get up to speed in the College Foundation program! This program offers you the opportunity to explore careers, to enhance and build on essential skills, and to prepare yourself for further postsecondary pursuits. If you are unsure about your career interests, need specific experiences to make sure that your career choice is right for you, don’t have the necessary qualifications or require higher mark in core subjects for acceptance into a program, or would benefit from a preparatory year for building skills and experiences and participating in a college environment, this is the program for you. Start Date: September and October Length: 9 months Location: Prince of Wales Campus Credential Issued: Certificate, College Foundation Admission Requirements • Grade 12 or equivalent with credits at academic or general level • Resumé

NOTE: An interview will be required to determine student goals and develop an individual program schedule.

Accreditation Accredited programs are recognized across Canada as having met national academic standards. If you are planning to work elsewhere in Canada, a diploma from a nationally accredited program will ensure that you receive full credit for your training regardless of where you settle.

Degree Pathways: A great blend of college and university Degree pathways such as articulation agreements and transfer credits give you the opportunity to begin your studies at one institution and finish at another. Holland College has more than 150 agreements with universities and other post-secondary institutions across Canada, in the U.S. and overseas. There are a variety of joint applied degree programs and 2+2 programs that enable you to earn a university degree in as little as two years after you have your Holland College diploma, along with other agreements that can lead to certifications.

On The Job Training On the job training and internships give you the opportunity to experience real day to day operations in your area of study. You get to use the skills and knowledge that you’ve acquired, and to interact with staff members on the work site. Students must complete their OJT or internship requirements in order to graduate.


Prince of Wales Campus Located in downtown Charlottetown, the Prince of Wales Campus is home to most of the college’s programs. The campus includes the Charlottetown Centre, the School of Performing Arts, the Centre for Community Engagement, and the new $17 million Centre for Applied Science and Technology. The college’s residence, Glendenning Hall, is also located on the Prince of Wales Campus.

For more information, contact: Admissions - Holland College 140 Weymouth Street Charlottetown, PE C1A 4Z1 Toll Free: 1-800-446-5265 Tel: (902) 629-4217 E-mail: ISO 9001:2008 CERTIFIED

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Holland College Applied Sciences Brochure 2012  

Holland College Applied Sciences Brochure 2012