Award: Associate of Applied Sciences Degree
For more information: Contact Dean Deborah Wrobel,
443-412-2240, email@example.com; Advising, Career,
and Transfer Services, 443-412-2301; or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The A.A.S. degree in Environmental Technology prepares students to immediately integrate into a wide array of jobs in the environmental arena, including air and water quality monitoring, radiologic, sound and biological sampling, and hazardous material handling. Both laboratory and field skills are emphasized, as well as chain-of-custody and other paperwork requirements. The breadth of the program allows graduates to compete in the job market for a variety of technical positions. A broad base of knowledge in the sciences, as well as communications skills are developed by the time the degree is earned.
At the completion of the AAS in Environmental Technology degree, the student will be able to:
- Apply technical skills important in the environmental field to support important scientific and legal principles.
- Explain and apply sustainable practices to businesses in which they are employed and to their own lives.
- Provide technical support for established environmental monitoring programs.
- Provide technical assistance and support in remedial actions at hazardous waste sites.
- Collect technical data for environmental analysis.
- Comply with the pertinent environmental regulations by understanding the scientific, technical and legal issues involved and assisting in the development of environmental monitoring programs.
- Interpret environmental analysis to provide input to technical and process decisions.
Employment of environmental science technicians should
grow about as fast as the average; employers indicate that
positions as environmental technicians will be needed to help
regulate waste products; to collect air, water, and soil samples
for measuring levels of pollutants; to monitor compliance
with environmental regulations; and to clean up contaminated
sites. Possible positions of employment include field service
technician, laboratory technician, remediation technician
and hazardous materials technician.
Cooperative Education credits are recommended in this
program. Consult with Program Coordinator.
Recommended Course Sequence
* Students planning to take CHEM 204 (Analytical
Chemistry) or CHEM 207 (Organic Chemistry)
should take CHEM 112 (General Chemistry II A)
instead of CHEM 114 (General Chemistry II B).
** Students should contact Advising, Career and Transfer services for permission to register for Cooperative Education courses, 443-412-2301.
*** ENV 210 (Introduction to Hazardous
Waste/Management) will be required for most
students. The CIS elective will be allowed only if the
student has had the 40-hour training as described in
29 CFR 1910 and has had considerable work
experience in environmental technology. This will
include appropriate workshops, continuing education
credits or courses in the discipline. Approval by the
Program Coordinator or Division Dean will be
required to use the CIS elective option.