Award: Certificate in Environmental Technology
No. of credits required: 
For more information: Contact Tami Imbierowicz, 443-412-2122, timbierowicz@harford.edu or Andy Adams, 443-412-2283, anadams@harford.edu (August 15 June 15); and stem@harford.edu or Admissions, 443-412-2019, admissions@harford.edu (year-round).

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:
  1. Apply technical skills important in the environmental field to both laboratory and field situations.
  2. Explain environmental regulations and understand their importance.
  3. Exercise established environmental monitoring procedures and laboratory protocols.
  4. Provide technical assistance when dealing with hazardous materials.
  5. Collect technical data and samples for environmental analysis.

 NumberTitle Credits
 CHEM 111General Chemistry I  *4   
 ENG 101English Composition 3   
 ENV 111Introduction to Environmental Science 3   
 ENV 202Environmental Law 3   
 ENV 210Introduction to Hazardous Waste/Materials Management 4   
 ENV 220Principles of Environmental Analysis I 4   
 ENV 221Principles of Environmental Analysis II  4   
 ES 105Earth Science 3   
 ES 106Earth Science Laboratory 1   
 Total Credits29  

*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 environmental science.

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.

Environmental Technology
Program Level - Undergraduate certificate
Program Length - 1.5 years

Occupations: Environmental Science and Protection Technicians
CIP Code: 03.0103
SOC Code: 19-4091.00
Link to O*Net: http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/19-4091.00

*How much will this program cost me?
In-State (in-county) Tuition and fees: $4,510.00
Out-of-State Tuition and fees: $7,135.00
Books and supplies: $1,059.00
On-campus room & board: not offered

*The amounts shown above include costs for the entire program, assuming normal time to completion. Note that this information is subject to change.

What financing options are available to help me pay for this program?
Financing for this program may be available through grants, scholarships, loans (federal and private) and institutional financing plans. The median amount of debt for program graduates is shown below:
Federal loans: *
Private education loans: *
Institutional financing plan: *

* Less than 10 graduates received loans. Median amounts are withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the loan recipients.

How long will it take me to complete this program?
The program is designed to take 18 months to complete. Of those that completed the program in 2016-2017, *% finished in 18 months.

*Less than 10 students completed this program in 2016-2017. The number who finished within the normal time has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.

What are my chances of getting a job when I graduate?
The job placement rate for students who completed this program in 2016-2017 is *%.

* This institution is not currently required to calculate a job placement rate for program completers.

Gainful Employment Disclosure Template: http://ww2.harford.edu/gedt/03.0103-GEDT.html