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Environmental Science
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Associates | Certificate

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Procedures for collecting and analyzing samples

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Wastewater Treatment
Watershed Hydrology

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Environmental Science

In this program, you will learn how to analyze environmental problems with a focus on the impact that humans have on the environment. 

Here are some of the topics covered in this degree:

– State and Federal Laws that regulate health and safety

– Use of GIS software and its application

– Ethical issues pertaining to environmental issues

– Various components and chemicals utilized in the treatment of water (Drinking and Wastewater)

– Relationship between terrain and overland flow of water

– Layout and operation of a water distribution system (Pipes, valves, etc.)

– Connection between stormwater and erosion (heavy focus on human impact)

– Deposition, movement, and removal of toxic chemicals in the environment


You will also have hands-on experience with the following, often at off campus/outdoor locations:

– Tours of both drinking water and wastewater treatment facilities

– Plant Identification

– Forest Measurements and identification (Plots, Stands, Diameter at Breast Height, Canopy Cover, etc.)

– Infiltration rates using Infiltrometers

– Stream Analysis (Flow Rates, Discharge, pH, Turbidity, Electrofishing, etc.)

– Fish Identification

– Bacterial analysis of water (E. coli, enterococci, etc.)

– Lab tests performed at treatment plants (lead, chlorine, nitrogen, etc.)


This is a Nontraditional Program Learn More

Faculty Advisors

North Metro
Stephen Anderson

Academic Advisors 

North Metro 
Renee Love

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