Environmental Technology Certificate
Award: Certificate in Environmental Technology
No. of credits required: 29
For more information: Contact Tami Imbierowicz, 443-412-2122, firstname.lastname@example.org or Andy Adams, 443-412-2283, email@example.com (August 15 – June 15); and firstname.lastname@example.org or Admissions, 443-412-2019, email@example.com (year-round).
The Certificate in Environmental Technology is designed for students who would like to develop the initial skills needed to work as an environmental technician. It is an excellent way to obtain certification for changing careers or to gain initial employment in the field. Courses in the program can also act as a stepping stone to a two or four-year degree.
At the completion of the Environmental Technology Certificate, the student will be able to:
- Apply technical skills important in the environmental field to both laboratory and field situations.
- Explain environmental regulations and understand their importance.
- Exercise established environmental monitoring procedures and laboratory protocols.
- Provide technical assistance when dealing with hazardous materials.
- Collect technical data and samples for environmental analysis.
The certificate program is designed so that the student can either complete the Associate of Applied Science degree in Environmental Technology, or complete the Associate of Science degree in Environmental Science and transfer to a bachelor degree program in environmental science.
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.
Students earning a certificate from HCC must complete or demonstrate exemption from the following courses: ENG 003 Reading and Understanding College Textbooks and ENG 012 Basic Writing, or ENG 018 Integrated Reading and Writing, and MATH 020 Pre-Algebra I. See graduation requirement details in this catalog for further information.
|CHEM 111||General Chemistry I (GL) 1||4|
|ENG 101||English Composition (GE)||3|
|ENV 111||Introduction to Environmental Science (GS)||3|
|ENV 202||Environmental Law||3|
|ENV 210||Introduction to Hazardous Waste/Materials Management||4|
|ENV 220||Principles of Environmental Analysis I||4|
|ENV 221||Principles of Environmental Analysis II||4|
|ES 105||Earth Science (GS)||3|
|ES 106||Earth Science Laboratory (GL)||1|
Students must have completed two units of high school algebra, complete MATH 020 Pre-Algebra I, or score at the appropriate level on the Math Assessment Exam prior to taking General Chemistry.
General Education Degree Requirements
Note: The following codes identify courses which satisfy the General Education Degree Requirements:
Behavioral/Social Science (GB)
English Composition (GE)
Interdisciplinary and Emerging Issues (GI)
Biological/Physical Laboratory Science (GL)
Biological/Physical Science (GS)