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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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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.

AST101 Fundamentals of Astronomy
AST201 Current Topics in Astronomy
BIO103 Consumer Nutrition
BIO105 Survey of Human Anatomy & Physiology
BIO109 Survey of Biology
BIO141 Survey of Microbiology
BIO151 General Biology I
BIO152 General Biology II
BIO204 Introduction to Public Health
BIO205 General Ecology
BIO210 Bird Biology
BIO241 Cell Biology
BIO242 Molecular Genetics
BIO251 Human Anatomy & Physiology I
BIO252 Human Anatomy & Physiology II
BIO281 Microbiology
CHM106 Survey of Chemistry
CHM109 Chemistry for the Health Sciences I
CHM151 General Chemistry I
CHM152 General Chemistry II
CHM251 Organic Chemistry I
CHM252 Organic Chemistry II
CSC105 Computer Programming I: Python
CSC110 Computer Programming I: Java
CSC120 Computer Programming I: C++
CSC130 Computer programming II: Java
ENR103 Introduction to Robotics
ENR106 3D Design & Analysis I
ENR107 3D Design and Analysis II
ENR201 Statics
ENR202 Dynamics
ENR204 Circuit Theory I
ENR205 Circuit Theory II
ENR206 Quality Manufacturing
ENR207 Materials Science
ENR208 Thermodynamics
ENR209 Strength of Materials
ENV101 Survey of Environmental Technology
ENV115 Environmental Chemistry
ENV118 Intro to Environmental Science
ENV120 Intro to Environmental Science (lecture)
ENV125 Coastal Ecology
ENV127 Projects in Coastal Ecology
ENV135 Coastal Zone Management Laws and Regulations
ENV165 Renewable Energy, Climate & Careers
ENV201 Environmental Instrumentation
ENV260 Environmental Tech Internship/Coop Experience (1-4 credits)
ESC101 Introduction to Earth Science
ESC105 Fundamentals of Oceanography
HOR101 Plant & Soil Science
HOR102 Entomology & Plant Diseases
HOR103 Woody Plant Identification & Culture
HOR201 Herbaceous Plant Identification & Culture
HOR202 Landscape Design & Construction
MAT150 Elementary Statistics
MAT175 College Algebra
MAT195 Precalculus with Trigonometry
MAT240 Calculus I
MAT245 Linear Algebra
MAT250 Calculus II
MAT260 Calculus III
PHY106 Survey of Physics
PHY151 Physics I
PHY152 Physics II
PHY211 University Physics I
PHY212 University Physics II
SCI100 Study Abroad: Ecotoursim (1 credit)
SCI150 Scientific Writing & Presentation
SCI261 Cooperative Work Experience in the Natural Sciences (1–4 credits)

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. 

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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