The Environmental Science option to the Technology Studies degree prepares individuals for careers in Connecticut’s growing environmental science industry.
The program will provide students with basic skills and understanding of environmental science issues by exploring:
- Sustainable energy and green technology
- Scientific method
- Laboratory techniques applicable to the EVS discipline
- Field skills in ecology
- Environmental chemistry
- GIS mapping technologies
In addition to general education courses, the program’s curriculum focuses on science and math and includes an environmental science field laboratory where students will learn environmental analysis techniques on samples of drinking water, waste water, soil, etc. The valuable skills learned will give students an opportunity for employment in this emerging field.
The Environmental Science associate degree program, with its strong foundation in sciences and mathematics, will also allow students to seamlessly transfer to Eastern Connecticut State University and pursue a bachelor’s degree in environmental earth science with specializations in:
- Environmental earth science
- General earth science
- Energy science
This degree program is a part of Connecticut’s College of Technology (COT), an innovative pathway program that allows a student to complete an associate’s degree in technology studies with the ultimate goal of earning a four-year baccalaureate degree from a sponsoring state university – Eastern Connecticut State University, Central Connecticut State University, and the University of Hartford.
The field of environmental science has enjoyed rapid growth since the mid-1980s. Occupational employment projections compiled by the Connecticut State Department of Labor show that job opportunities are expected to be very good for environmental scientists. An increase in local, state, and federal laws concerning environmental issues has provided increased opportunity for professionals in this field.
The new Environmental Science option to the Technology Studies Degree program is the place to start.
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Information about Environmental Science Careers