Environmental Science Technology

  • Associate in Applied Science (AAS)
  • AAS Day Program: 4 semesters
  • Admission Cycle: Fall
  • Maximum Number Admitted Annually: Open

Career Description

The Environmental Science Technology program is designed to prepare individuals for employment in environmental testing/consulting and related industries. Major emphasis will be placed on biological and chemical evaluation of man’s impact on the environment.

Careers Available

Students will be prepared for entry-level positions that require the following: Chemical Analysis, Biological Analysis, Water/Wastewater Treatment, EPA Compliance Inspections/Audits, and Contaminated Site Assessment/Remediation.

Entry-Level Salary

$22,000 – $37,000/yr

Course of Study

Course work includes biology, chemistry, mathematics, technical communications, introductory and advanced courses in environmental science technology.

Recommended Courses and Skills

High school algebra II, biology, chemistry and computer skills.

Helpful Personal Attributes

Ability to work as a member of a team, good communication skills (both written and verbal), strong organizational skills, and a curious mind for science and mathematics.

Program Contact

If you would like additional information about the Environmental Science Technology Program, contact Dr. Frank Carver, Program Coordinator, at 336.757.3340 or fcarver@forsythtech.edu