Associate in Science
The Environmental Science Technology program is designed to provide students with the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities for entry level employment in the fields of environmental compliance and technology. Courses provide a solid foundation in the principles of environmental data collection and analysis with the opportunity for specialization in Assessment and Safety Compliance, Hazardous Materials, or Water Quality. Career opportunities in these fields exist in both the private and public sectors.
Four technical certificates are available within this degree program: Assessment and Safety Compliance Specialist (6020) (T.C.) - Pending SACSCOC Approval for Inactivation Fall Term 2016 , Hazardous Materials Specialist (6021) (T.C.) , Water Quality Technician (6260) (T.C.) - Pending SACSCOC Approval for Inactivation Fall Term 2016 and Environmental Science Technician (6022) (T.C.) . Students may pursue the A.S. degree and earn technical certificates while completing the requirements for the degree, or pursue one or more certificates to develop or upgrade their skills in a particular field. Contact an advisor or counselor to determine the career education path that is best for you.
The mission of the Environmental Science Technology program is to prepare students for entry-level positions in the fields of Assessment and Safety Compliance, Hazardous Materials, and Water Quality. Students will learn environmental data collection, data analysis, and report writing through conceptual and hands-on learning. Students may also acquire skills to prevent pollution and mitigate polluted sites. Students will do these things in accordance with all federal and state guidelines. Program graduates will acquire the necessary skills to play a vital role in protecting our environment.
Given the increasing emphasis on environment protection, safety and health, the environmental field is growing rapidly. Graduates may secure entry-level positions with environmental companies, Federal, State and local governments, utilities, the military, industry or nonprofit organizations locally, as well as on state, national and international level.
Internships are required as an integral part of this degree program.
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Dr. Joseph D. Husband, Kent Campus, (904) 381-3455 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Michael D. Reynolds, Kent Campus, (904) 381-3463 or email email@example.com
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Environmental Science Program Web Pages
Florida Agency for Workforce and Innovation
Bureau of Labor Statistics