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Associate in Science

Environmental Technology Program

This program emphasizes the cognitive and technical skills needed to enter and advance in environmental technology careers in both the private and public sectors. This is a career field that utilizes the principles of science, engineering, communication and economics to protect and enhance safety, health and natural resources. Students who are interested in pursuing a four-year undergraduate program in Environmental Studies should refer to the Associate in Arts Environmental Studies concentration.

Students who are matriculated and place into developmental math and/or English are required to begin the course sequence in the first semester. Please see an advisor with questions.

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Requirements
First SemesterCredits
ENL101   English Composition I
 
3
CHM106 Survey of Chemistry
 
4
ENV118 Introduction to Environmental Science
 
4
COM103   Human Communication
 
3
    Behavioral & Social Sciences 3
Second SemesterCredits
ENL102   English Composition II
 
3
ESC101 Introduction to Earth Science
 
4
ENV101   Survey of Environmental Technology
 
3
ENV115 Environmental Chemistry
 
3
    Behavioral & Social Sciences 3
Third SemesterCredits
MAT150 Elementary Statistics
 
3
ENV125   Coastal Ecology
 
3
ENV163   Geographical Information Systems I
 
3
    STEM Elective
 
3
    STEM Elective
 
3
Fourth SemesterCredits
ENV158   Occupational Health & Safety through Hazardous Waste Management (OSHA)
 
3
ENV201   Environmental Instrumentation
 
4
    STEM Elective
 
3
    STEM Elective
 
3
ENV260   Environmental Internship
 
1–3
Total Credits 62–64

Capitol letter M to designate a milestone course Designates a Milestone course. A milestone course must be completed in the semester indicated to ensure that you remain on track to continue on in your program and graduate on time.

Graduates will be trained at the technical level for fields such as hazardous waste clean-up, site assessment, water quality, air quality, wastewater management, environmental compliance, solid waste management, coastal zone management, use of computerized mapping and pollution prevention. 

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Upon completion of the Environmental Technology program, students are able to:

  • Communicate and discuss current environmental topics and be able to provide an overview of environmental technology
  • Apply scientific, technical, and communication skills and knowledge to specific tasks
  • Be proficient at using state-of-the-art scientific instrumentation to perform air, water, and soil analysis
  • Be certified in 40-hour OSHA for hazardous waste
  • Conduct monitoring in the field and demonstrate the ability to analyze the data in a laboratory setting
  • Be proficient in a discipline of environmental technology, including coastal zone management, hazardous waste site assessment, geographic information systems, wastewater management, water quality, energy efficiency and/or renewable energy.