The Environmental Science Program, leading to an Associate of Science Degree, is designed for the student desiring entry level positions in environmental science, green collar jobs, natural resources, resource management, or for those students transferring to a four-year institution with the desire to complete a Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Science. Completed course work also may lead to other fields in biological sciences. Field work, an internship and a portfolio of the student’s work will be required for completion of the Associate of Science Degree in Environmental Science.
Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will have:
• An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and environmental monitoring techniques to problem solving processes. • An ability to design and conduct laboratory experiments and to critically analyze and interpret data. • An ability to design a system, component or process to meet desired needs with realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, health and safety, manufacturing and sustainability. • An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams. • An ability to identify, formulate and solve environmental problems. • An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility and understand as well as interpret current law, policy and procedure. • An ability to communicate effectively. • The broad education necessary to understand the impact of environmental solutions in a global, economic, environmental and societal context. • Recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning. • Knowledge of contemporary issues. • An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern environmental science necessary for modern environmental practices.