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Environmental Science Technology, A.S.

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Banner Code: ENST

Associate in Science

(64 credit hours)

The Environmental Science Technology program 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.

Program Learning Outcomes

1. Demonstrate knowledge of the principles of managing water pollution through prevention and remediation.

2. Perform an experiment related to water and soil pollutants and analyze data.

3. Compare soil and water properties and how they affect organisms.

4. Recognize the importance of water resources and the impact of human activities on them.

To be officially considered for this program, a student must:

  • have a high school diploma or GED certificate,
  • submit application to FGC,
  • take a placement exam if not exempt by state board of education rule 6A-10.0315.

The following is a suggested sequence of required courses:

First Year

Second Semester (Spring): 15 Credit Hours

Third Semester (Summer): 7 Credit Hours

Second Year

First Semester (Fall): 15 Credit Hours

Second Semester (Spring): 14 Credit Hours

Environmental Science Technology A.S. Total 64 Credit Hours

Program Notes:

  • Water or wastewater operators with at least a C level license may qualify for up to 16 elective credits for their license after earning 15 credit hours in the program at FGC.
  • Courses noted with an asterisk (*) are part of the Water Quality Technician College Credit Certificate.
  • Courses noted with a caret (^) are part of the Environmental Science Technician College Credit Certificate.
  • Course noted with two asterisks (**) may be taken up to three times for a maximum of 12 credits.

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