Award: Certificate in Environmental Technology
For more information: Contact Tami Imbierowicz, 443-412-2122, firstname.lastname@example.org or Andy Adams, 443-412-2283, email@example.com (August 15 – June 15); and firstname.lastname@example.org or Admissions, 443-412-2019, email@example.com (year-round).
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The Certificate in Environmental Technology is designed for
students who would like to develop the initial skills needed
to work as an environmental technician. It is an excellent way
to obtain certification for changing careers or to gain initial
employment in the field. Courses in the program can also act
as a stepping stone to a two or four-year degree.
At the completion of the Environmental Technology Certificate, the student will be able to:
- Apply technical skills important in the environmental field to both laboratory and field situations.
- Explain environmental regulations and understand their importance.
- Exercise established environmental monitoring procedures and laboratory protocols.
- Provide technical assistance when dealing with hazardous materials.
- Collect technical data and samples for environmental analysis.
*Students must have completed two units of high school algebra,
complete MATH 020, or score at the appropriate level on the
Math Assessment Exam prior to taking General Chemistry.
The certificate program is
designed so that the student can either complete the Associate
of Applied Science degree in Environmental Technology,
or complete the Associate of Science degree in Environmental
Science and transfer to a bachelor degree program in
Employment of environmental science technicians should grow
about as fast as the average; employers indicate that positions
as environmental technicians will be needed to help regulate
waste products; to collect air, water, and soil samples for
measuring levels of pollutants; to monitor compliance with
environmental regulations; and to clean up contaminated
sites. Possible positions of employment include field service
technician, laboratory technician, remediation technician and
hazardous materials technician.
Students earning a certificate from HCC must complete or demonstrate exemption from the following courses: ENG 003 and ENG 012, or ENG 018, and MATH 020.
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