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 information 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 available information (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
DRA 111Theatre Application

3

FA, SP, SU
DRA 126Storytelling

3

FA, SP, SU
MUS 110Music Appreciation

3

FA, SP
PHI 240Introduction to Ethics

3

FA, SP, SU
REL 110World Religions

3

FA, SP

Mathematics

Select 3-4 SHC from the following courses

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
MAT 143Quantitative Literacy

3

FA, SP, SU
MAT 152Statistical Methods I

4

FA, SP, SU

Social/Behavioral Science

Select 3 SHC from the following

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ECO 252Principles of Macroeconomics

3

SP, SU
GEO 111World Regional Geography

3

HIS 112World Civilizations II

3

FA, SP, SU
POL 120American Government

3

FA, SP, SU
PSY 150General Psychology

3

FA, SP, SU
SOC 210Introduction to Sociology

3

FA, SP, SU

Major Courses

Core Required Courses

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
BIO 111General Biology I

4

FA, SP, SU
BIO 112General Biology II

4

FA, SP, SU
CHM 131Introduction to Chemistry

3

FA, SP
ENV 110Environmental Science

3

FA, SP
ENV 120Earth Science

4

FA
ENV 210Management of Waste

4

FA
ENV 214Water Quality

4

FA
ENV 218Environmental Health

3

SP
ISC 121Environmental Health & Safety

3

FA, SP

Other Major Required Courses

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
CHM 131AIntroduction to Chemistry Lab

1

FA, SP, SU
ENV 224Land Resource Management

4

SP
SST 110Introduction to Sustainability

3

FA, 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
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)

1-2

WLD 112Basic Welding Processes

2

FA, SP

Total Credit Hours: 64