Environmental Sciences & Technology
If you enjoy the outdoors and believe in preserving our environment for generations to come, our Environmental Sciences and Technology Program can prepare you to create environmental reports and collect and analyze water, air and soil samples. You’ll also learn about environmental regulations, including hazardous-waste site operations.
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Meet the Instructors
Andy Fritz has been a faculty member in the Environmental Sciences and Technology Program since 1998. Andy graduated from Northeastern University with a MS in biology. Andy worked in biotechnology laboratories in the Boston area for ten years before moving to western Washington and CPTC. He is particularly interested in Salmon biology and habitat restoration.
Kathryn A. Smith, M.E.S.
Kathryn Smith arrived at CPTC in 2004 after working at the Hanford Site for more than 11 years. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Washington State University and completed her Master of Environmental Studies at The Evergreen State College. Kathryn is particularly interested in remediating our urban environmental footprint.
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Degrees & Certificates
Our Environmental Sciences program offers a degree available in both an AAT and an AAS-T option. Click the link to find out more!
- Environmental Sciences & Technology Degree (AAT or AAS-T)
Upon completion of the Environmental Sciences & Technology program, graduates will be able to:
- Interpret and apply environmental regulations to specific industries
- Assess hazardous and potentially hazardous sites and remediate if necessary
- Utilize personal protective equipment in a variety of occupational settings
- Collect, analyze and evaluate environmental samples to industry standards
- Demonstrate an understanding of human impact on the environment
- Assess ecosystem health and design a restoration plan
- Conduct themselves in a manner appropriate to the environmental profession
- Manage workplace systems
- Communicate effectively
- Evaluate work quality and generate recommendations for continuous improvement