This program includes specialized environmental science courses in addition to general education coursework to provide individuals the background necessary for understanding the ecological relationships of the environment. Graduates of this program will be prepared to sample and analyze air, water and soil in accordance with state and federal regulations. Practical lab and field experience in sampling and analysis is stressed. Coursework also emphasizes the application of scientific principles to pollution control problems in accordance with state and federal regulations. Graduates in this field may be employed as technicians by federal, state, and local governmental units as well as utilities, private industry, and environmental engineering consulting firms. Emphasis is placed on developing the student s ability to function effectively in a variety of job situations. Environmental technicians may be responsible for such duties as air pollution surveillance, analysis of water and wastewater samples, ground water and surface water assessment, field sampling, data interpretation, and other support services to engineering and science professionals.
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A program plan describes the degree requirements (courses) and the sequence for completing the courses. Students are required to schedule an appointment with their assigned academic advisor to ensure achievement of their academic goals.