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Environmental Science Technician CCC

Environmental Science Technician Overview (6561)

Type of Award

CCC - College Credit Certificate

Program Website

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

Program Description

This certificate is part of the Environmental Science Technology AS degree program. Its content is aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in agriculture, food and natural resources.

Admission Requirements

Completion Requirements

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

Program Length

30 credit hours.

Location

The program is offered at the Palm Beach Gardens campus.

For More Information

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

Employment Opportunities

Upon completion of this certificate, you may seek employment in an entry-level position related to environmental science field and lab work. Employment opportunities include positions with local environmental consulting firms and/or with public agencies when emergency responders are needed as a result of the presence of hazardous materials or for temporary/seasonal employment positions.

Career Path Notes

Courses from this program may transfer to other colleges and universities that allow students to transfer into four-year programs. 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:

Required Courses (Credits: 30)

ENC1101College Composition 1 (AA)

3 Credits

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

MAC1105College Algebra (AA)

3 Credits

GLY2030CEnvironmental Geology (AA)

3 Credits

EVS2193CEnvironmental Sampling Techniques (AA)

4 Credits

EVS2601Hazardous Materials and Environmental Air Quality (AA)

3 Credits

EVS2020Scientific Monitoring and Data Methods (AA)

3 Credits

ENC1101 and MAC1105: Non-exempt students registering in these courses will need to provide adequate placement scores to enroll. All courses used for General Education must be completed with a grade of C or higher.

Course Sequence

Term One - Fall (Year One) (Credits: 17)

CHM1045General Chemistry 1 (AA)

3 Credits

CHM1045LGeneral Chemistry 1 Lab (AA)

1 Credit

EVR1001Introduction to Environmental Science (AA)

3 Credits

ENC1101College Composition 1 (AA)

3 Credits

MAC1105College Algebra (AA)

3 Credits

EVS2193CEnvironmental Sampling Techniques (AA)

4 Credits

Term Two - Spring (Year One) (Credits: 7)

BSC1010Principles of Biology 1 (AA)

3 Credits

BSC1010LPrinciples of Biology 1 Lab (AA)

1 Credit

EVS2601Hazardous Materials and Environmental Air Quality (AA)

3 Credits

Term Three - Fall (Year Two) (Credits: 3)

EVS2020Scientific Monitoring and Data Methods (AA)

3 Credits

Term Four - Spring (Year Two) (Credits: 3)

GLY2030CEnvironmental Geology (AA)

3 Credits

Total Credit Hours: 30