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Environmental Technology - Associate in Applied Science

Program Code: AAS.15466

Successful completion of the program will prepare you for employment as a hazardous materials technician, safety technician, solid waste technician, recycling technician, or as a team member in environmental consulting firms. Skills and knowledge that you should possess as a result of completing the program include: understanding of the specific safety and environmental regulations related to work environment; familiarity with computers; basic understanding of chemical terminology; ability to read technical materials and translate what is read into action; ability to write comprehensible reports; ability to keep records; ability to make routine mathematical computations; understanding of how environmental regulations are formulated, and understanding of the interrelated nature of environmental problems.

General Education Courses

CourseCreditsCourse TitleCompleted
COM 112W3Fundamentals of Oral Communication OR ______________
COM 114W(3)Interpersonal Communication ______________
ENG ---3Any Approved College Composition I Course ______________
ENG 1133Technical Communication ______________
GLG 1304Environmental Geology OR ______________
GLG 111(4)Physical Geology ______________
LW ---1Any 1 Credit LW Course AND ______________
LWA ---1Any 1 Credit LWA Course ______________
OR ______________
LW ---(2)Any 2 Credit LW Course ______________
MTH ---4Any Approved Intermediate Algebra Course ______________
MTH 208W3Elementary Statistics ______________
MTH 209W(4)Statistics ______________
POL ---3/4Any Approved American Government Requirement ______________
--- ---3Electives ______________

Core Courses

CourseCreditsCourse TitleCompleted
BIO 110W4Environmental Science ______________
CHM 105W5Technical Chemistry I ______________
CHM 106W5Technical Chemistry II ______________
CHM 2304Chemical Analysis/Instrumentation ______________
CST 133W4Computer Concepts & Competencies ______________
ENV 100W3Environmental Regulations ______________
ENV 130W1Pollution Prevention ______________
ENV 151W2.7HAZWOPER Training ______________
ENV 1521.6Emergency Response to Industrial Spills ______________
ENV 1531.3Confined Space Training ______________
ENV 1540.4Hazardous Materials Shipping and Handling ______________
PHY 1014Applied Physics ______________
SCI 1071Introduction to Technical Programs in Science ______________


CourseCreditsCourse TitleCompleted
BIO 116W2Winter Ecology ______________
BIO 2192Stream Ecology: Aquatic Macroinvertebrate Research ______________
BIO 1232Survey of Michigan Plant Communities ______________
BIO 203W4General Microbiology ______________
ENG 1123College Composition II ______________
ENV 310W3Environmental Site Assessments ______________
ENV 320W3Environmental Management Systems ______________

65/67Total Credits


1 - ENV 151, ENV 152, ENV 153, and ENV 154 are presented as a series of training modules which can be taken together or separate, in any order. It is recommended however that they be taken in sequence. All components are those required and detailed through OSHA other State and Federal regulations.
2 - Electives: If you are considering transferring to a university, review the Associate in Science degree requirements in the catalog and see a counselor since requirements of various transfer schools differ.
3 - Transfer students may be advised to complete CHM 111, CHM 112, CHM 210, and CHM 210L instead of CHM 105 and CHM 106.
4 - It is highly recommended that students take SCI 107 early in their coursework.

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