Marine Science and Technology Career

Degree offered

Associate in Science in Engineering Technology (Environmental Concentration)

Credits required 67/71

Dean

Sarmad Saman, sarmad.saman@bristolcc.edu

Program contact

Robert Rak, Coordinator and Professor of Environmental Technology, robert.rak@bristolcc.edu

Program Code: TE

Concentration Code: CEE

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.

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

Total Credit Hours:7

Choose one

HST 113United States History to 1877

3 credits

HST 114United States History from 1877

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:6

Elective Courses

Humanities Elective

3 credits

Social Phenomenon Elective

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:0-3

Humanities: See General Education Competency Courses (ARC 201, COM 101, COM 114, COM 118 PHL 152, or foreign language recommended)

Social Phenomenon:  Choose from BIO 116, ECN 111, ECN 112, HON 295, or PHL 152 (recommended)

Core Courses

EGR 103Computer Skills for Engineers and Technicians

3 credits

EGR 141Introduction to Environment

3 credits

EGR 264Oceanographic Technology

3 credits

GIS 101Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:12

Core Electives – Choose four from BIO 121, BIO 122, CED, CHM 114, EGR, GIS, MTH 214, or PHY 102

Technical Elective

3-4 credits

Technical Elective

3-4 credits

Technical Elective

3-4 credits

Technical Elective

3-4 credits

Total Credit Hours:12-16

Math Courses - Choose one sequence

MTH 141Technical Mathematics I

4 credits

And

MTH 142Technical Mathematics II

4 credits

Or

MTH 152College Algebra

3 credits

And

MTH 172Precalculus with Trigonometry

4 credits

Total Credit Hours:15
For students with adequate Mathematics preparedness and interested in Transfer, MTH 152 and MTH 172 can be substituted for MTH 141 and MTH 142

Science Courses

BIO 232Marine Biology

4 credits

CHM 113Fundamentals of Chemistry I

4 credits

PHY 101Technical Physics I

4 credits

SCI 119Coastal Science

4 credits

SCI 240Introduction to Oceanography

4 credits

Total Credit Hours:20

Recommended Course Sequence - Fall Semester 1

CSS 101College Success Seminar

1 credit

EGR 103Computer Skills for Engineers and Technicians

3 credits

EGR 141Introduction to Environment

3 credits

ENG 101Composition I: College Writing

3 credits

MTH 141Technical Mathematics I

4 credits

Or

Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 2

ENG 102Composition II: Writing about Literature

3 credits

MTH 142Technical Mathematics II

4 credits

Or

MTH 172Precalculus with Trigonometry

4 credits

SCI 119Coastal Science

4 credits

BIO 121Fundamentals of Biological Science I

4 credits

Or

Technical Elective

3 credits

EGR 268Fisheries Technologies and Monitoring Techniques

4 credits

Or

Technical Elective

3 credits

Recommended Course Sequence - Summer

Summer courses will reduce fall and spring semester course loads.

 

Recommended Course Sequence - Fall Semester 3

Core Elective

3 credits

EGR 151Electrical Machinery

3 credits

GIS 101Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

3 credits

HST 114United States History from 1877

3 credits

Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 4

Core Elective

3 credits

BIO 232Marine Biology

4 credits

ECN 112Principles of Economics-Micro

3 credits

SOC 101Principles of Sociology

3 credits

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