Environmental Science Technology A.A.S.

A20140

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 human impact on the environment.

Coursework 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. Students should consult their advisor for infor mation about course scheduling.

Upon successful completion of this program, the student should be able to:

  • Use written and oral discussion to discover and to articulate ideas (GE I.1)
  • Acknowledge diverse perspectives and cultural values (GE V.4)
  • Demonstrate the ability to make good decisions based on information learned in the classroom and the ability to locate and retrieve
  • additional information from other sources (GE III.2)
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the basic concepts of the natural world; how human interaction affects the natural world; and how to prevent, detect, and mitigate environmental problems caused by humans
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the basic concepts of the natural world and how cultural and societal differences affect the treatment of our natural resources
  • Identify and state problems, issues, arguments, and questions contained in a body of information (GE II.1)

General Education

Required Courses

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ENG 111Writing and Inquiry

3

FA, SP, SU
ENG 114Prof Research & Reporting

3

FA, SP, SU

Humanities/Fine Arts

Select 3 SHC from the following

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ART 111Art Appreciation

3

FA, SP, SU
ART 113Art Methods and Materials

3

ART 114Art History Survey I

3

FA, SP
ART 115Art History Survey II

3

SP
ART 116Survey of American Art

3

FA, SP, SU
ART 117Non-Western Art History

3

ART 121Two-Dimensional Design

3

FA, SP
ART 131Drawing I

3

FA, SP, SU
ART 132Drawing II

3

FA, SP, SU
ART 171Computer Art I

3

FA, SP, SU
ART 240Painting I

3

FA, SP
ART 241Painting II

3

SP
ART 244Watercolor

3

SU
ART 260Photography Appreciation

3

ART 261Photography I

3

FA, SP
ART 271Computer Art II

3

FA, SP, SU
ART 281Sculpture I

3

SP
ART 283Ceramics I

3

FA, SP, SU
ART 288Studio

3

FA, SP, SU
ART 289Museum Study

3

SP
COM 140Introduction to Intercultural Communication

3

DRA 111Theatre Application

3

FA, SP, SU
DRA 112Literature of the Theatre

3

FA
DRA 120Voice for Performance

3

SP
DRA 122Oral Interpretation

3

FA, SP
DRA 124Readers Theatre

3

DRA 126Storytelling

3

FA, SP, SU
DRA 128Children's Theatre

3

FA, SP
DRA 130Acting I

3

FA
ENG 125Creative Writing I

3

ENG 231American Literature I

3

FA, SP
ENG 232American Literature II

3

FA, SP
ENG 241British Literature I

3

FA, SU
ENG 242British Literature II

3

FA, SP
ENG 251Western World Literature I

3

FA
ENG 252Western World Literature II

3

SP
ENG 271Contemporary Literature

3

ENG 272Southern Literature

3

ENG 273African-American Literature

3

FA
ENG 274Literature By Women

3

HUM 110Technology and Society

3

HUM 120Cultural Studies

3

HUM 130Myth in Human Culture

3

HUM 160Introduction to Film

3

FA, SP
HUM 230Leadership Development

3

SP
MUS 110Music Appreciation

3

FA, SP
MUS 112Introduction to Jazz

3

MUS 113American Music

3

MUS 210History of Rock Music

3

SP
MUS 211History of Country Music

3

SP
PHI 210History of Philosophy

3

FA, SP
PHI 240Introduction to Ethics

3

FA, SP, SU
REL 110World Religions

3

FA, SP
REL 211Introduction to Old Testament

3

FA, SP
REL 212Introduction to New Testament

3

FA, SP

Mathematics

(Select 3 SHC from the following courses)

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
MAT 121Algebra/Trigonometry I

3

FA
MAT 143Quantitative Literacy

3

FA, SP, SU
MAT 152Statistical Methods I

4

FA, SP, SU

Social/Behavorial Science

Select 3 SHC from the following

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ANT 210General Anthropology

3

ANT 220Cultural Anthropology

3

ANT 240Archaeology

3

ECO 151Survey of Economics

3

FA, SP
ECO 251Principles of Microeconomics

3

FA, SU
ECO 252Principles of Macroeconomics

3

SP, SU
GEO 111World Regional Geography

3

GEO 112Cultural Geography

3

HIS 111World Civilizations I

3

FA, SP, SU
HIS 112World Civilizations II

3

FA, SP, SU
HIS 116Current World Problems

3

HIS 131American History I

3

FA
HIS 132American History II

3

SP
HIS 162Women and History

3

HIS 221African-American History

3

HIS 236North Carolina History

3

HIS 260History of Africa

3

HIS 261East Asian History

3

HIS 262Middle East History

3

POL 120American Government

3

FA, SP, SU
POL 130State & Local Government

3

POL 210Comparative Government

3

POL 220International Relations

3

PSY 150General Psychology

3

FA, SP, SU
PSY 239Psychology of Personality

3

PSY 241Developmental Psychology

3

FA, SP, SU
PSY 243Child Psychology

3

PSY 246Adolescent Psychology

3

PSY 249Psychology of Aging

3

PSY 259Human Sexuality

3

PSY 263Educational Psychology

3

PSY 281Abnormal Psychology

3

FA, SP, SU
SOC 210Introduction to Sociology

3

FA, SP, SU
SOC 213Sociology of the Family

3

FA, SP
SOC 220Social Problems

3

SP
SOC 225Social Diversity

3

SOC 254Rural and Urban Sociology

3

Major Courses

Core Required Courses

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
BIO 111General Biology I

4

FA, SP, SU
CHM 131Introduction to Chemistry

3

FA, SP
ENV 110Environmental Science

3

FA, SP
ENV 210Management of Waste

4

FA
ENV 214Water Quality

4

FA
ENV 218Environmental Health

3

SP

Safety Elective

(Take 1 course)

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
EHS 114OSHA Regulations

4

FA
ISC 121Environmental Health & Safety

3

FA, SP

Other Major Required Courses

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
BIO 112General Biology II

4

FA, SP, SU
CHM 131AIntroduction to Chemistry Lab

1

FA, SP, SU
ENV 120Earth Science

4

FA
ENV 224Land Resource Management

4

SP
SST 110Introduction to Sustainability

3

FA, SP
SST 210Issues in Sustainability

3

SP

General Electives

(Select 9 SHC from the following courses)

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
AST 151General Astronomy I

3

FA
AST 151AGeneral Astronomy I Lab

1

FA
BIO 120Introductory Botany

4

BIO 130Introductory Zoology

4

BIO 140Environmental Biology

3

FA, SP, SU
BIO 140AEnvironmental Biology Lab

1

FA, SP, SU
BIO 275Microbiology

4

FA, SP, SU
BUS 135Principles of Supervision

3

SP
BUS 137Principles of Management

3

FA, SP, SU
CHM 132Organic and Biochemistry

4

SP
CIS 110Introduction to Computers

3

FA, SP, SU
CIV 240Project Management

3

FA
EGR 115Intro to Technology

3

FA
ELC 233Energy Management

3

GEL 120Physical Geology

4

SP, SU
PHY 110Conceptual Physics

3

SU
SST 120Energy Use Analysis

3

SP
WAT 110Basic Wastewater Treatment

3

SP
WBL XXXWork-based Learning (up to 2 SHC)

WLD 112Basic Welding Processes

2

FA, SP

Total Credit Hours: 67