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Environmental Technology - A.A.S.

COLLEGE: Regional College
DEPARTMENT: Division of Professional Studies


DESCRIPTION: The Associate of Applied Science in Environmental Technology provides students with a working knowledge of the source, nature and scope of conditions that are or could be hazardous to the environment. Topics include toxic waste, occupational safety, pollution and industrial hygiene. In addition to the environmental core, students complete selected basic science and appropriate liberal education courses. Students interested in continuing their studies at the baccalaureate level should consult with an advisor. This major is available at the Trumbull Campus.
Science technicians held about 267,000 jobs in 2006.

About 30 percent of biological technicians worked in professional, scientific, or technical services firms; most other biological technicians worked in educational services, Federal, State, and local governments, or pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing. Chemical technicians held jobs in a wide range of manufacturing and service-providing industries. About 39 percent worked in chemical manufacturing and another 30 percent worked in professional, scientific, or technical services firms. Most environmental science and protection technicians worked for State and local governments and professional, scientific, and technical services firms. About 76 percent of forest and conservation technicians held jobs in the Federal Government, mostly in the Forest Service; another 17 percent worked for State governments. Around 32 percent of agricultural and food science technicians worked in educational services and 20 percent worked for food processing companies; most of the rest were employed in agriculture. Forensic science technicians worked primarily for State and local governments. Approximately 37 percent of all geological and petroleum technicians worked for oil and gas extraction companies and 49 percent of nuclear technicians worked for utilities.
(Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)
Admission is open to anyone with a high school diploma or its equivalent.
Minimum 64 credit hours. Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA and in major.
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