Environmental Technology (AAS)
Award: Associate of Applied Sciences Degree
No. of credits required: 60
For more information: Contact Tami Imbierowicz, 443-412-2122, firstname.lastname@example.org; Andrew Adams, 443-412-2283, email@example.com; Admissions, 443-412-2109; or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
To satisfy the diversity requirement: Associate degree students must complete one 3-credit diversity course (D). It is recommended that students select one of the 3-credit (GB), (GH), (GI) course electives from those that also appear on the approved list of diversity course graduation requirements.
Recommended Course Sequence
|CHEM 111||General Chemistry I (GL)||4|
|CMST 101||Speech Fundamentals (GI)||3|
|ENV 111||Introduction to Environmental Science (GS)||3|
|ENG 101||English Composition (GE)||3|
|Behavioral/Social Science Elective (GB)||3|
or CHEM 112
|General Chemistry IIB (GL) 1
or General Chemistry II A (GL)
|ENV 220||Principles of Environmental Analysis I||4|
|ES 105||Earth Science (GS)||3|
|ES 106||Earth Science Laboratory (GL)||1|
|MATH 109||Precalculus Mathematics (GM)||4|
|ENV 202||Environmental Law||3|
|ENV 122||Introduction to Soil Sciences||3|
|MATH 216||Introduction to Statistics (GM)||4|
|Select one of the following:||4|
|Cooperative Education IV: Environmental Science 2|
|Organic Chemistry I|
|ENG 209||Technical Writing||3|
|ENV 225||Environmental Problems - Assessment and Evaluation||4|
|Arts/Humanities Elective (GH)||3|
|Physical Education Elective||1|
Students should contact Advising, Career and Transfer services for permission to register for Cooperative Education courses, 443-412-2301.
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)