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Environmental Science Technology AS

Environmental Science Technology Overview (2216)

Type of Award

AS - Associate in Science

Program Website

www.palmbeachstate.edu/career-pathways/pathway-stem.aspx

Program Description

This degree program prepares students for rewarding and meaningful careers in which they can impart a lasting change on the future of Florida’s natural environment.

Courses include a wide range of environmental focuses, providing students with a well-founded education that prepares them for positions in environmental assessment, restoration, research and public education. Students receive quality, hands-on experience that is applied toward many critical initiatives for Florida’s environment.

Program Learning Outcomes

For detailed information, visit www.palmbeachstate.edu/learningoutcomes/Program-Learning-Outcomes.

Admission Requirements

Completion Requirements

Students must successfully complete all courses listed in the catalog for this program.

Program Length

The program can be finished in two years of full-time enrollment or three years part-time.

Location

The program is offered at the Palm Beach Gardens campus.

For More Information

Dr. Jessica Miles, milesj@palmbeachstate.edu, (561) 207-5220

Employment Opportunities

The purposes for studying Environmental Science Technology are diverse. Positions range from working in ecological restoration, eco-tourism, and hazardous materials detection in the environment, to monitoring the quality, quantity and safety of surface and groundwater supplies, to public education and conservation.

Upon completion of this program, students may seek employment as an environmental technician, or as a field technician with government agencies, engineering or environmental consulting firms.

Career Path Notes

Courses from this program may transfer into Palm Beach State’s Bachelor of Applied Science program in Supervision and Management. For more information, visit: www.palmbeachstate.edu/Bachelors

In addition, courses from this program may transfer to other colleges and universities that allow students to transfer into a four-year program. For more information, contact the college or university to which you wish to transfer.

Career Center

www.palmbeachstate.edu/Career

For more information about employment opportunities, including job outlook and salary information, visit: Occupational Outlook Handbook: www.bls.gov/ooh

O-Net Online: www.onetonline.org

Required courses:

General Education (Credits: 18)

ENC1101College Composition 1 (AA)

3 Credits

MAC1105College Algebra (AA)

3 Credits

HSC2100Health Concepts and Strategies (AA)

3 Credits

SPC1017Fundamentals of Speech Communication (AA)

3 Credits

GEA1000Principles of Geography and Conservation (AA)

3 Credits

Or

Any course from Social Science - Area V

3 credits

Any course from Humanities - Area II

3 credits

Required Courses (Credits: 46)

BSC1010Principles of Biology 1 (AA)

3 Credits

BSC1010LPrinciples of Biology 1 Lab (AA)

1 Credit

EVR1001Introduction to Environmental Science (AA)

3 Credits

CHM1045General Chemistry 1 (AA)

3 Credits

CHM1045LGeneral Chemistry 1 Lab (AA)

1 Credit

GLY2030CEnvironmental Geology (AA)

3 Credits

ORH2511Introduction to Plants of South Florida Ecosystems (AS)

3 Credits

EVR2266Survey of Environmental Mapping/GIS/Remote Sensing (AA)

3 Credits

EVR1007Florida's Environmental History (AA)

3 Credits

EVR2940Cooperative Work Experience-Environmental Science (AA)

3 Credits

EVS2193CEnvironmental Sampling Techniques (AA)

4 Credits

EVR2858Environmental Law (AA)

3 Credits

EVS2601Hazardous Materials and Environmental Air Quality (AA)

3 Credits

EVS2015Writing for Science (AA)

3 Credits

EVS2020Scientific Monitoring and Data Methods (AA)

3 Credits

EVS2870CWildlife Ecology (AA)

4 Credits

Total Credit Hours: 64

Course Sequence

Term One - Fall (Year One) (Credits: 16)

GEA1000Principles of Geography and Conservation (AA)

3 Credits

Or

Any course from Social Science - Area V

3 credits

BSC1010Principles of Biology 1 (AA)

3 Credits

BSC1010LPrinciples of Biology 1 Lab (AA)

1 Credit

EVR1001Introduction to Environmental Science (AA)

3 Credits

ENC1101College Composition 1 (AA)

3 Credits

MAC1105College Algebra (AA)

3 Credits

Term Two - Spring (Year One) (Credits: 16)

HSC2100Health Concepts and Strategies (AA)

3 Credits

CHM1045General Chemistry 1 (AA)

3 Credits

CHM1045LGeneral Chemistry 1 Lab (AA)

1 Credit

GLY2030CEnvironmental Geology (AA)

3 Credits

ORH2511Introduction to Plants of South Florida Ecosystems (AS)

3 Credits

EVR2266Survey of Environmental Mapping/GIS/Remote Sensing (AA)

3 Credits

Term One - Fall (Year Two) (Credits: 16)

SPC1017Fundamentals of Speech Communication (AA)

3 Credits

EVS2193CEnvironmental Sampling Techniques (AA)

4 Credits

EVS2015Writing for Science (AA)

3 Credits

EVS2020Scientific Monitoring and Data Methods (AA)

3 Credits

Any course from Humanities - Area II

3 credits

Term Two - Spring (Year Two) (Credits: 16)

EVS2870CWildlife Ecology (AA)

4 Credits

EVR2858Environmental Law (AA)

3 Credits

EVS2601Hazardous Materials and Environmental Air Quality (AA)

3 Credits

EVR1007Florida's Environmental History (AA)

3 Credits

EVR2940Cooperative Work Experience-Environmental Science (AA)

3 Credits

Total Credit Hours: 64