Environmental Technology Career

Degree offered

Associate in Science in Engineering Technology (Environmental Concentration)

Credits required 66/71

Dean

Sarmad Saman

Program contact

Robert Rak, Coordinator and Professor of Environmental Technology, ext. 2771

Program Goals Statement

This program provides student with a broad understanding of the environment and current environmental issues. Students utilize their knowledge of water resources, environmental regulations, sampling techniques, and hazardous materials to prepare for state licensure examinations and entry-level environmental technician positions.

Student Learning Outcomes

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Program Information

  • The Environmental Technology concentration is an interdisciplinary program which allows students to utilize their knowledge in science, mathematics, engineering and written and oral communication.
  • Laboratories provide students with hands on training on skills and instrumentation utilized on the job.
  • Field trips offer students the opportunity to see various facilities and meet with personnel currently working various environmental technology positions.
  • Internships provide students with the opportunity to explore careers in their chosen areas and network with area professionals.

After BCC

  • Graduates work as Water Treatment Plant Operators or Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators working for municipalities or private contract operations companies
  • Graduates work for private Environmental Consulting Firms and as Environmental Technicians in various industrial areas.

Infused General Education Competencies

Oral Communication

Degree Requirements

General Courses

CSS 101College Success Seminar

1 credit

ENG 101Composition I: College Writing

3 credits

ENG 102Composition II: Writing about Literature

3 credits

HST 114United States History from 1877

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:10

Elective Courses – choose one Global Awareness course

ART 105Survey of Art History I: Ancient through Renaissance Art

3 credits

ART 106Survey of Art History II: Modern Art

3 credits

SOC 101Principles of Sociology

3 credits

SOC 212The Sociology of Social Problems

3 credits

SOC 252The Sociology of Human Relations

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

Elective Courses - Choose one Humanities course

Humanities Elective

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

Humanities elective: See General Education Competency Courses for Humanities course listings (ARC 201, COM 101, COM 114, COM 118, PHL 115, or foreign language recommended)

Core Courses

CAD 101Computer Aided Drafting

3 credits

CED 101Work-Based Experience

1 credit

CHM 120Environmental Chemistry

4 credits

EGR 141Introduction to Environment

3 credits

EGR 183Energy Efficiency and Conservation Measures

3 credits

EGR 244Water Supply and Hydrology

4 credits

EGR 245Hazardous Waste/Waste Management

4 credits

GIS 101Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

3 credits

GIS 102Applications of Geographic Information Systems

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:23-24

CED 101: Student may choose CED 210 as Technical elective

Choose one of the following

EGR 102Introduction to Sustainable and Green Energy Technologies

3 credits

EGR 103Computer Skills for Engineers and Technicians

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

Core Electives – Choose three of the following

CED 210Cooperative Work Experience

3 credits

CED 220Cooperative Work Experience II

3 credits

MTH 214Calculus I

4 credits

Technical Elective

3-4 credits

Technical Elective

3-4 credits

Technical Elective

3-4 credits

Total Credit Hours:9-12

Technical Elective: Any CAD, EGR, GLG or SCI

Math Courses - Choose one sequence

Math Courses - Choose one of the two sequences below
MTH 141Technical Mathematics I

4 credits

And

MTH 142Technical Mathematics II

4 credits

Or

MTH 171Precalculus - Functions

3 credits

And

MTH 173Trigonometry

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:10-12

The MTH 171 and MTH 173 sequence above is for students with adequate mathematics preparedness and interesed in transfer after BCC.

Science Courses

CHM 120Environmental Chemistry

4 credits

Total Credit Hours:4

Choose one of the following

CHM 111General College Chemistry I

4 credits

CHM 113Fundamentals of Chemistry I

4 credits

CHM 115Health Science Chemistry I

4 credits

Total Credit Hours:4

Suggested Technical Electives - Water Treatment

GLG 101Introduction to Physical Geology

4 credits

EGR 140OSHA 40-Hour Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER)

3 credits

EGR 151Electrical Machinery

3 credits

SCI 112Principles of Ecology

4 credits

Suggested Technical Electives - Wastewater Treatment

GLG 101Introduction to Physical Geology

4 credits

SCI 112Principles of Ecology

4 credits

GLG 101Introduction to Physical Geology

4 credits

EGR 151Electrical Machinery

3 credits

EGR 140OSHA 40-Hour Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER)

3 credits

EGR 241Wastewater Technology I

3 credits

EGR 242Wastewater Technology II

4 credits

Environmental Tech (General): EGR 140, GLG 101, SCI 112

Hazardous Waste: EGR 140, GLG 101, EGR 241

Recommended Course Sequence - Fall Semester 1

CSS 101, ENG 101, CHM 111 or CHM 113 or CHM 115, MTH 141 or MTH 173, EGR 102 or EGR 103, EGR 141

Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 2

CAD 101, CHM 120, ENG 102, MTH 142 or MTH 173, Technical Elective,

Recommended Course Sequence - Summer

Summer courses will reduce fall and spring semester course loads. HST 114, Humanities Elective, Global Awareness Elective.

 

Recommended Course Sequence - Fall Semester 3

EGR 183, EGR 245, GIS 101, HST 114, Humanities Elective or Global Awareness Elective

Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 4

CED 101 or CED 210, EGR 244, GIS 102, Global Awareness Elective or Humanities Elective or Technical Elective and Technical Elective

 

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