Radiation and Environmental Monitoring Technician

Radiation and environmental monitoring technicians are on the front lines of personal and environmental protection, particularly in uranium mining. You apply knowledge of radiation and environmental protection to ensure compliance with Canada’s stringent regulations and world-leading practices for the protection of health and safety of people and the environment.

At Saskatchewan Polytechnic, you’ll learn how to use equipment to monitor the radiation exposure levels of workers and work areas, as well as how to conduct monitoring of the environment, including air, water, and soil. The program prepares you for either of two distinct roles: radiation monitoring technician (radiation protection) and environmental monitoring technician.

Career and salary information

Your career

Radiation monitoring technicians monitor, review and evaluate both personal and work site radiation health and safety hazards and ensure compliance with regulations to prevent and control radiation exposure. They monitor workers’ radiation exposure and inspect work areas, equipment and practices to ensure compliance with corporate and government health and safety standards and regulations. Environmental monitoring technicians observe the environment and monitor the impacts of industrial and mining activities, to ensure compliance with regulations established by government and monitoring agencies. Both roles are employed in the public and private sector.

Part-time delivery

To graduate and receive a credential for this program, part-time students must apply to the program. To register for individual courses, please view the part-time offerings available in the Courses section below.


Admission requirements

  • Grade 12 with a minimum grade of 60% in each of English Language Arts A30 and B30, Foundations of Math 30, Physical Science 20*
  • English Language Requirement

*Previous Saskatchewan mathematics and science requirements also accepted:

  • Math 20
  • Chemistry 20


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If the program applied to has specific course requirements, they may be met through alternative post-secondary courses. Review already approved courses that may be used for admission purposes for your programs.

Admission method

First Qualified/First Admitted

The First Qualified/First Admitted (FQFA) process is used for the majority of Saskatchewan Polytechnic programs. When we determine that you meet the program's admission requirements, you will be offered admission based on the date you fully qualify for the program. The earlier you provide the appropriate documents and information that qualify you for admission to the next intake, the earlier you might begin your studies. Your application, once qualified, is always considered for the next intake. 

Applicants to programs with multiple intakes in an academic year remain in the application pool until the last intake for that academic year has begun. Programs using the FQFA process receive applications year round and maintain an application pool for each academic year. Qualified applicants who are not offered a seat must reapply for the next academic year. 

Sponsored programs or programs targeted to specific groups do not accept applications year round or maintain an application pool.

See Admission Processes for more information about this method of admission.

Tuition and fees

Estimates are based on current rates and are subject to change. Amounts for a program may vary by campus. Totals shown here include all mandatory fees as well as approximate cost for books and supplies. Visit the Tuition and Fees web page for a complete breakdown of tuition and fees for this program.

2023-24 academic year

To be determined


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Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition

Saskatchewan Polytechnic recognizes that adults learn in many different ways. This includes acquiring knowledge and skills through life and work experience or non-formal training.

See link(s) below to get more information about PLAR.

Transfer credit

Many Sask Polytech students benefit from transferring course credit. You may be eligible to transfer credit to Sask Polytech or to another college or university.

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