Associate in Science
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.
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. Career opportunities in these fields exist in both the private and public sectors.
Two technical certificates are available within this degree program: Environmental Science Technician (6022) (T.C.) and Hazardous Materials Specialist (6021) (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 to determine the career education path that is best for you.
Please note that by being enrolled in this degree program you may automatically meet the requirements for one of the aforementioned technical certificates. If you meet the requirements for a technical certificate, as a result of being enrolled in this degree program, you may automatically be awarded the technical certificate(s) upon meeting their requirements as well. If you choose to opt out of this automatic awarding of a technical certificate please contact an advisor to do so.
Internships are required as an integral part of this degree program.
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.
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