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Environmental Science Technology
The Environmental Science Technology curriculum is designed to prepare individuals for employment in environmental testing/consulting and related industries. Major emphasis is placed on biological and chemical evaluation of man’s impact on his environment.
Course work includes general education, computer applications, biology, chemistry, industrial safety, and an extensive array of detailed environmentally specific classes.
Graduates should qualify for numerous positions within the industry. Employment opportunities include, but are not limited to, the following: Chemical Analysis, Biological Analysis, Water/Wastewater Treatment, EPA Compliance Inspection, Hazardous Material Handling, Waste Abatement/Removal and Contaminated Site Assessment/Remediation.
The following represents one way in which the program of study can be completed. Students who aren’t able to follow this plan should consult their academic advisor to be sure that they take courses in the best order for their success.
Associate in Applied Science
NC CIP: 03.0104
POS Approved: Fall 2013
|Course||Course Title||HOURS PER WEEK|
|Class||Lab/ Shop||Clinical/ Co-op||Credit|
|BIO 111||General Biology I||3||3||0||4|
|CHM 131||Introduction to Chemistry||3||0||0||3|
|CHM 131A||Introduction to Chemistry Lab||0||3||0||1|
|ENG 111||Expository Writing||3||0||0||3|
|Algebra/Trigonometry I NEW REQUISITE||2||2||0||3|
|College Algebra NEW REQUISITE||(3)||(0)||(0)||(3)|
|BIO 112||General Biology II||3||3||0||4|
|ENV 228||Environmental Issues||1||0||0||1|
|WAT 110||Basic Wastewater Trmt||2||3||0||3|
|Introduction to Communication||3||0||0||3|
|Prof Research & Reporting||(3)||(0)||(0)||(3)|
|GEL 111||Introduction to Geology||3||2||0||4|
|WAT 120||Intro to Water Treatment||2||0||0||2|
|___ ___||Humanities/Fine Arts Elective||**||**||0||3|
|Select a minimum of 3 credit hours:|
|Environmental Biology Lab||(0)||(3)||(0)||(1)|
|EHS 114||OSHA Regulations||4||0||0||4|
|ENV 218||Environmental Health||3||0||0||3|
|ENV 226||Environmental Law||3||0||0||3|
|___ ___||Environmental Science Elective 1||**||**||**||3|
|ISC 112||Industrial Safety||2||0||0||2|
|BIO 240||Waste Management NEW 2012||3||0||0||3|
|EHS 215||Incident Management||3||2||0||4|
|ENV 232||Site Assessment and Remediation||2||3||0||3|
|___ ___||Environmental Science Elective 2||**||**||**||3|
|___ ___||Social/Behavioral Science Elective||3||0||0||3|
Total Credit Hours: 71
- : Comprehensive Articulation Agreement - This course is recommended for students transferring to a four-year university.
- : Local Requirement
- : Instructional Service Agreement
- : Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC)
Cooperative Education may be selected in combination with other course options from the Environmental Science Elective List 2. Students are encouraged to contact the program coordinator for details on how to quality for a cooperative education opportunity.
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective — Select one: ART 111, ENG 131, ENG 273, HUM 110, HUM 115, HUM 220, MUS 110, PHI 215, PHI 240, or REL 110. Consult an academic advisor concerning other possible electives.
**Hours vary depending on course selection.