Typical career paths are:
  • wildlife and fisheries technician or biologist
  • industry regulatory specialist
  • watershed or habitat manager

Salary potential

The average, career-related starting wage for Lakeland Environmental Science Diploma graduates is $55,786. The Alberta Wage and Salary Survey reports that environmental industry wages start at $44,800, and average $136,000.

Employers hire Lakeland Grads
  • 94% of employers would hire a Lakeland grad again
  • 100% of employers would recommend Lakeland grads to other employers
  • 97.1% of employers are satisfied with the quality of Lakeland College grads
Source: 2016 Lakeland College Employer Survey conducted by insightrix

What our Alumni say
92 % are grads are happy in their jobs. Their satisfaction goes up if the job is related to their program
Source: 2016 Lakeland College Graduate Survey of Class of 2014. Conducted by insightrix

This program is accredited by the North American Wildlife Technology Association and graduates receive a Wildlife Technology Certificate.

Eco Canada logo ECO Canada Certification
This program prepares you to become an Environmental Professional (EP) with ECO Canada. As a diploma graduate you are eligible to apply as an Environmental Professional in Training (Ept) and can upgrade to an EP after you have completed 5 years of relevant experience.