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Environmental Technology, Associate of Science

How science relates to the natural world.

The Environmental Technology program offers an array of classes dealing with how science relates to the natural world. The primary importance of a basic understanding of science is stressed while focusing on the recognition of current topics in science and how they affect our everyday lives.

The goals of the Environmental Technology program are to provide required general education courses for the student body at large, and to provide a basic knowledge of science appropriate for a foundation for continuing in any of the sciences (physics, chemistry, biology, geology, astronomy or agriculture) upon transfer to a senior institution. These courses are designed to teach and develop scientific methods as a form of critical analysis of problems and phenomena and/or develop the use of mathematical analysis to solve quantitative problems.

Why Environmental Technology?

There are also many bachelor degree programs available such as Environmental Science and Environmental Biology that the associate in Environmental Technology can prepare you for.

  • Wind farm or water reclamation technician
  • Environmental Advocate
  • Natural Resource Conservation Specialist
  • Environmental Lab Technician
  • Environmental Consultant

Suggested Schedule of Classes

Usual first semester courses

  • Public Speaking
  • Computer Literacy
  • Writing I
  • Freshman Seminar
  • Geosystems of the Earth

Usual second semester courses

  • Writing II
  • History of the U.S. Since 1877
  • College Algebra
  • General Psychology
  • Ecology

Usual third semester courses

  • Literature Course
  • Personal Finance
  • Introduction to Philosophy
  • Study of World Religions
  • General Chemistry I

Usual fourth semester courses

  • Microbiology
  • Topics in Environmental Science
  • General Chemistry II

Concentration Requirements: 18 credit hours

General Education Requirements: 44 credit hours

ASSOCIATE DEGREE TOTAL: 62 credit hours

What are my career options with this program?

Wind farm or water reclamation technician

Environmental Advocate

Natural Resource Conservation Specialist

Environmental Lab Technician

Environmental Consultant