Jul 07, 2020  
2019-2020 Catalog Mid-Year Supplement 
2019-2020 Catalog Mid-Year Supplement [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Environmental Science Technician Certificate

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The Environmental Science Technician Certificate program prepares students to work in a variety of safety and environmental jobs.  Students will receive training in basic environmental, safety, and health disciplines.  The certificate program will be the first step in a career in environmental science.  Our graduates can enter the environmental workforce in entry-level positions in a variety of manufacturing settings and environmental settings, including environmental sampling and testing technicians, water and wastewater technicians, and occupational health and safety technicians. 

Program Outcomes

  • Describe the interactions between physical, chemical, and biological principles in human-environmental interactions.
  • Recognize and control exposure to hazardous substances in the workplace.
  • Describe the OSHA/EPA requirements surrounding inspection, fire, and chemical exposure.
  • Demonstrate mastery of the concepts required to be a Class I Water Operator.
  • Demonstrate mastery of the concepts required to be a Class I Wastewater Operator.

Curriculum for a Certificate in Environmental Science Technician

General Education Core 6
Applied Laboratory Technician Core 15
Restricted Electives 9
Total Credit Hours Required  30

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