Environmental Sciences & Technology Associate of Applied Technology Degree / Associate in Applied Science – T Degree

Provides the necessary skills for a wide range of positions in the environmental science field.

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 future job titles include environmental technician, natural resource technician, hazardous waste worker, hazardous material handler, fisheries technician, and storm water remediation operator.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Environmental Sciences & Technology degree, students will be able to:

  • Interpret a variety of environmental regulations.
  • Design a restoration plan using ecosystem assessments.
  • Assess a hazardous waste site using site characterization.
  • Use personal protective equipment in a variety of occupational settings.
  • Assess soil, water, and air quality to industry standards through sampling and analysis.
  • Create maps.
  • Assess human impacts on the environment.

Completion Requirements

Prerequisite(s)

None.

Program Course List

ENV 108Introduction to Ecology

5

ENV 135Hazardous Waste Site Operations

8

ENV 141Orientation to Environmental Science

4

ENV 154Site Characterization

4

ENV 157Environmental Site Assessment

4

ENV 161Environmental Law I

5

ENV 164General Chemistry with Lab

5

ENV 165Environmental Chemistry with Lab

5

ENV 230Rural Technologies

4

ENV 231Issues in the Urban Environment

5

ENV 240CAPInternship

10

ENV 245CLEnvironmental Law II

5

ENV 246CAPEnvironmental Science Capstone

2

ENV 248Hydrology

6

ENV 250Introduction to Air Pollution

3

ENV 251Environmental Critical Areas

7

ENV 260Introduction to Soils

5

ENV 261Watershed Analysis

4

ENV 270Hazardous Materials Transportation

3

GEOL& 110Environmental Geology with Lab

5

GEO 215GPS Technologies

2

Total Credit Hours:101

AAT Requirements

Technical Course Requirements

101

AAT General Education Requirements

18

Total Credit Hours:119

AAT General Education Requirements: See list below.

AAS-T Requirements

Technical Course Requirements

101

Additional AAS-T General Education Requirements

18

Total Credit Hours:119

Additional AAS-T General Education Requirements: See list below

General Degree Requirements

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.

AAT Degree General Education Requirements (18 credits)

ENGL& 101English Composition I

5

Or

CMST& 220Public Speaking

5

 

Any 100-Level Math Class

5

PSYC& 100DIVGeneral Psychology

5

COLL 102College Success for All

3

Note: CMST& 220 or higher

PSYC& 100DIV General Psychology (PSY 112DIV, SOC& 101DIV, or social science or other humanities course that meets the diversity requirement)

AAS-T Degree General Education Requirements (23 credits)

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:

5 credits in communication

ENGL& 101English Composition I

5

5 credits in quantitative reasoning

MATH& 107Math in Society

5

MATH& 141Precalculus I

5

MATH& 142Precalculus II, Functional Trigonometry

5

MATH& 146Introduction to Statistics

5

MATH& 151Calculus I

5

5 credits in a social science that meets the diversity requirement

PSYC& 100DIVGeneral Psychology

5

SOC& 101DIVIntroduction to Sociology

5

5 credits in social science, humanities, or science; for this program, this requirement is satisfied by the required program course

GEOL& 110Environmental Geology with Lab

5

3 credits in College Success

COLL 102College Success for All

3

 

Program Length

This program is approximately six quarters long, depending on the time students need to satisfactorily complete all graduation requirements.

Admission Dates

Summer, fall, winter, and spring quarters.