Provides the necessary skills for a wide range of positions in the environmental science field.
Type: AAT or AAS-T
Approx. # of Quarters: 6
Estimated Cost: $9,798.48
Admission Dates: Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer quarters
Students perform hands-on water-quality monitoring; soil, water, and air sampling; mineral identification; wetland delineation and restoration; geographic information system mapping; and simulated hazardous waste site cleanup operations.
Careers are available in both natural resource conservation and urban/ remediation fields. This program will assist students in preparing for positions with both public and private sector employers. Potential job titles: environmental technician, natural resource technician, hazardous waste worker, hazardous material handler, fisheries technician, and storm water remediation operator.
In addition to the program course requirements, students must also complete the general education requirements for the degree they seek to obtain. The two degree options in this program are the Associate of Applied Technology (AAT) and the Associate in Applied Science–T (AAS-T). The different requirements for each degree are listed below.
All AAS-T degrees must have a minimum of 20 credits of transferable general education. These credits replace the academic courses required for the AAT degree. Required credits include:
Students pursuing an AAT or AAS-T degree must complete all College degree requirements prior to graduation. This includes courses that meet the capstone project, diversity, and computer literacy requirements.
Program Length: This program is approximately six quarters long, depending on the time students need to satisfactorily complete all graduations requirements.
Admission Dates: Summer, fall, winter and spring quarters.
|Course #||Course Name||Credits|
|ENV 109||Introduction to Ecology||4|
|ENV 134||Hazardous Waste Site Operations||7|
|ENV 141||Orientation to Environmental Science||4|
|ENV 152||Mapping & Surveying||2|
|ENV 153||Environmental Sampling Methods||2|
|ENV 157||Environmental Site Assessment||4|
|ENV 161||Environmental Law I||5|
|ENV 162||General Chemistry||6|
|ENV 163||Environmental Chemistry||6|
|ENV 230||Rural Technologies||4|
|ENV 231||Issues in the Urban Environment||5|
|ENV 245CL||Environmental Law II||5|
|ENV 246CAP||Environmental Science Capstone||2|
|ENV 250||Introduction to Air Pollution||3|
|ENV 251||Environmental Critical Areas||7|
|ENV 260||Introduction to Soils||5|
|ENV 261||Watershed Analysis||4|
|ENV 270||Hazardous Materials Transportation||3|
|GEOL& 110||Environmental Geology with Lab||5|
|GEO 215||GPS Technologies||2|
|Technical Course Requirements (total)||101|
|General Education Requirements
(see listing above)
|Total Credits for Completion||116|
|Technical Course Requirements (Same as AAT)||101|
|General Education Requirements (See Listing Above)||15|
|Total Credits for Completion of AAS-T Degree||116|
Note: 5 Credits of Social Science required (PSYC& 100DIV OR SOC& 101DIV). GEOL& 110 fulfills an AAS-T science requirement; therefore, only 15 additional credits of general education courses are required for the AAS-T degree.