Information about this exciting field:
Green. So much more than a color these days, this buzzword defines much of our lives, livelihoods, and endeavors. The exciting, emerging field of Environmental Technology deals with “green” technology—clean technology—as it relates to our environment, our resources, our habitats, our existence. As environmental regulations expand and become increasingly complex, you’ll be prepared to meet the challenges presented by environmental ethics, law, and ecology. It’s all at your fingertips within the exhilarating world of Environmental Technology!
Is this program for me?
Environmental Technology courses include general education, biology, chemistry, and an extensive array of environmentally-specific classes. Here are some qualities and skills that are essential for the successful Environmental Technology graduate:
- Strong attention to detail
- Science and math skills
- A passion for environmental responsibility
- Excellent problem-solving ability
- Survey of Environmental Law
- Forest, Stream, and Wetland Ecology
- Survey of Environmental Ethics
- Wastewater Treatment
Where might I find a job?
Graduates in this field may qualify for positions within the private and public sectors. The expected job growth rate in this field is high. Public and private sector positions include: hazardous waste clean-up, site assessment, wetlands delineation and management, on-site wastewater treatment, watershed analysis, sustainable development, permitting, resource recovery, water utilities, field sampling, and laboratory testing.
Environmental Technology courses are offered at the North Metro campus.
- Stephen Anderson