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Environmental Science Technology: Associate in Applied Science Degree

The Environmental Science Technology curriculum is designed to prepare individuals for employment in environmental testing/consulting and related industries. Major emphasis is placed on biological and chemical evaluation of man’s impact on his environment. 

Course work includes general education, computer applications, biology, chemistry, industrial safety, and an extensive array of detailed environmentally specific classes. 

Graduates should qualify for numerous positions within the industry. Employment opportunities include, but are not limited to, the following: Chemical Analysis, Biological Analysis, Water/Wastewater Treatment, EPA Compliance Inspection, Hazardous Material Handling, Waste Abatement/Removal, and Contaminated Site Assessment/Remediation.

This curriculum complies with the standard approved by the State Board of Community Colleges. 

Students may be required to take one or more developmental courses as a result of pre-enrollment placement tests; therefore, the student may need more than the minimum number of semester hours listed for graduation. Developmental courses for this program may include Readiness Level Reading, English, and/or Math and other courses in developmental Reading, English, Math, Biology and Chemistry. 

 

Total Semester Credit Hours in Program: 66-67.

Curriculum: 

Fall Semester

Success and Study Skills

Credit Hours: 

1.00
General Biology I

Credit Hours: 

4.00
OSHA Regulations

Credit Hours: 

4.00
Writing and Inquiry

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Algebra and Trigonometry I

Credit Hours: 

3.00

Spring Semester

Environmental Biology

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Environmental Biology Lab

Credit Hours: 

1.00
Writing/Research in the Disciplines

Credit Hours: 

3.00

or

Prof Research and Reporting

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Earth Science

Credit Hours: 

4.00
Social/Behavioral Science Electives

Credit Hours: 

3.00

Summer Term

Ecology

Credit Hours: 

4.00
Introduction to Computers

Credit Hours: 

3.00

Pick one Major Course Elective from the List below.

Fall Semester

Waste Management

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Introduction to Chemistry

Credit Hours: 

3.00

and

Introduction to Chemistry Lab

Credit Hours: 

1.00

or

General Chemistry I

Credit Hours: 

4.00
Environmental Health

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Associate in Applied Science Humanities Electives

Credit Hours: 

3.00

Pick one Major Course Elective from the list below.

Spring Semester

General Microbiology

Credit Hours: 

3.00

or

Organic and Biochemistry

Credit Hours: 

4.00
Water Quality

Credit Hours: 

4.00
Environmental Law

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Environmental Issues

Credit Hours: 

1.00

Major Course Electives are to be selected from the following:

Renewable Energy Tech

Credit Hours: 

3.00
General Biology II

Credit Hours: 

4.00
Introductory Botany

Credit Hours: 

4.00
Introductory Zoology

Credit Hours: 

4.00
Basic Anatomy and Physiology

Credit Hours: 

5.00
Natural Resource Conserv.

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Incident Management

Credit Hours: 

4.00
Introduction to GIS

Credit Hours: 

3.00
LID Design Principles

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Intro to Sustainability

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Energy Use Analysis

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Green Bldg & Design Concepts

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Basic Wastewater Trmt

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Work-Based Learning I

Credit Hours: 

1.00
Work-Based Learning I

Credit Hours: 

2.00
Work-Based Learning I

Credit Hours: 

3.00