Environmental Sciences & Technology

Our Environmental Science program will prepare you for careers working in forestry and fish hatcheries or as a natural-resource technician.

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Our next program info session for Environmental Sciences & Technology is December 10 at 3 p.m. in Building 16, Room 102. Come meet the instructors, see the classrooms, and learn how you can get started!

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How Much It Costs

Environmental Sciences & Technology Degree: $9,798

Costs are estimated and are not guarantees.

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How Long It Takes

Environmental Sciences & Technology Degree: 6 quarters

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Potential Careers

Environmental Science Tech

In Washington, the median annual wage for environmental science & protection techs is $52,400.

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What You'll Learn

You'll learn how 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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Stories About Our Environmental Sciences & Technologies Program

Sustainability in Action: Flett Creek Habitat Continues to Improve

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Seven years after receiving a grant from the Pierce County Community Salmon Fund, areas of the Flett Creek wetland across the street from the Clover Park Technical College Lakewood campus continue to improve to provide a better salmon habitat.

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Seventh Graders Learn From Environmental Sciences and Technology Students

Environmental-Science

Seventh grade science students studying ecology at Woodbrook Middle School in Lakewood learned from Environmental Sciences and Technology students at Clover Park Technical College.

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Degrees & Certificates

Environmental Sciences & Technology Degree

Type: AAT or AAS-T

Approx. # of Quarters: 6

Estimated Cost: $9,798.48

Admission Dates: Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer quarters

Meet the Instructors

Andy Fritz, instructor in Clover Park Technical College's Environmental Science program
Andy Fritz

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.