Our Environmental Science program will prepare you for careers working in forestry and fish hatcheries or as a natural-resource technician.
Join us for our Fall Open House on Oct. 28 from 3-7 p.m. Visit the Open House page for details.
Our next program info session for Environmental Sciences & Technology is November 18 at 3 p.m. in Building 16, Room 102. Come meet the instructors, see the classrooms, and learn how you can get started!
For program costs, visit the Tuition and Fees page.
Costs are estimated and are not guarantees.
You can learn more about financial aid and scholarships right here. Or view our full tuition & fees breakdown.
Environmental Sciences & Technology Degree: 6 quarters
All program lengths are estimates and are not guarantees.
Environmental Science Tech
In Washington, the median annual wage for environmental science & protection techs is $52,400.
This is not a guarantee of employment or a certain wage. Full career data available at careerinfo.net
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.
Type: AAT or AAS-T
Approx. # of Quarters: 6
Admission Dates: Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer quarters
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 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.