(31 credit hours)
The Environmental Science Technician certificate is designed for individuals wishing to enter the water and wastewater field, as well as experienced water and wastewater operators seeking to advance their careers. Because of the anticipated retirements of many current workers, this industry provides excellent career opportunities in an industry vital to the public health, quality of life, and economic development of the state and the nation. In addition, to work as treatment plant operators, graduates can work for private companies, as well as government agencies.
To be officially considered for this program, a student must:
- Have a high school diploma or GED® certificate and submit application to FGC.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Students will demonstrate knowledge of the principles of managing water pollution through prevention and remediation.
- Students will operate and calibrate laboratory and field instruments used in quantitative and qualitative analysis of pollutants.
- Students will sample, analyze, and calculate data related to water and soil pollutants.
- Students will demonstrate an awareness of solid waste, the problems engendered by solid waste accumulation and disposal, and solutions to those problems.
The following is a suggested sequence of required courses: