Environmental Science Technology

Associate in Applied Science

Program Description
The Environmental Science Technology curriculum is designed to prepare individuals for employment in environmental testing, consulting, remediation, and related industries. Major emphasis is placed on biological and chemical evaluation of societal impact and sustainable management of the environment. Coursework includes optional emphasis in invasive species treatment, and management of the environment.

Coursework includes computer applications, biology, chemistry, industrial safety, water quality, environmental health, and waste management.

Graduates are prepared for employment opportunities with numerous positions within the industry. Employment opportunities include, but are not limited to, the following: Chemical and Biological Analysis, Water and Wastewater Treatment, EPA Compliance, Hazardous Material Handling, Contaminated Site Assessment and Remediation, Federal, State, and Local land management agencies, Private conservation organizations, Environmental Regulatory Compliance and Enforcement.

A program that focuses on environment-related issues using scientific, social scientific, or humanistic approaches or a combination. Potential course work includes instruction in the basic principles of ecology and environmental science and related subjects such as policy, politics, law, economics, social aspects, planning, pollution control, natural resources, and the interactions of human beings and nature.