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2021-2022 Catalog 
2021-2022 Catalog [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


Program Disclaimer

This curriculum includes a list of courses required for this program of study for this calendar year.  Your Academic Plan can be found on DegreeWorks once you become a degree-seeking student. 

Note: All salary projections are based on the current position and educational needs.  BRCTC cannot guarantee that the projections given will be the salaries students or graduates will ultimately receive.

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