Environmental Science & Toxicology

 

Associate in Science

 
The Environmental Science and Toxicology program offers students a broad educational approach to the many careers available to them upon graduation. The explosive growth in the number of businesses in the environmental science
and toxicology fields has resulted in a high demand for qualified technicians. Employment opportunities exist in such
areas as field services, laboratory services, regulatory, fish, wildlife and natural resource management, information management systems (including Geographic Information Systems), pollution prevention, remediation, safety and health, solid and hazardous waste, water and wastewater, air pollution, and public health protection.
 
Program Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this degree program, graduates should be able to:
  • Understand contemporary environmental issues in the social sciences, humanities, and natural sciences
  • Know federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and standards affecting environmental science, toxicology, and forensic science operations
  • Apply concepts of chemistry, biology, physics, and mathematics to environmental science, toxicology, and forensic science
  • Take and analyze for pollutants and toxins air, water, and soil samples in the field and in the laboratory
  • Identify career opportunities in the environmental science, toxicology, and forensic science fields
  • Summarize the basic concepts of public health and occupational health and safety
  • Use computers for data processing, information management, and research in environmental science, toxicology, and forensic science
  • Understand and apply basic concepts of effective oral and written communication and documentation
  • Understand basic concepts of human relations and group dynamics
  • Work effectively both individually and as a member of a group
 
This program can be used to meet the recently upgraded requirements for wastewater treatment plant operator licensure by the CT Department of Health Services. Students interested in transferring to a four-year institution may do so through this program. Arrangements for transfer should be made before registering for the freshman year. 
 

Certificate

 
The Environmental Science and Toxicology certificate prepares students for entry-level technician positions in the fields of environmental science, toxicology, and forensic science or to continue their studies beyond the certificate to receive a two- or four-year degree.
 
Program Outcomes
Upon completion of this certificate program, graduates should be able to:
  • Know federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and standards affecting environmental science operations
  • Apply chemistry, biology, physics, and mathematics to environmental science, toxicology, and forensic science
  • Take and analyze for pollutants and toxins air, water, and soil samples in the field and in the laboratory
  • Identify career options in the environmental science, toxicology, and forensic science fields
  • Explain the basic concepts of public health and occupational health and safety

 

Contact

 

For information contact: 
 
R.E. Tremblay
Math/Science Department Chair
 
or
 
John Mullane

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