Palm Beach State College

College Catalog 2016-2017

Palm Beach State College
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Environmental Science Technology  (2216)


Type of Award
AS - Associate in Science


Program Website
www.palmbeachstate.edu/programs/EnvironmentalScience


Program Description
This degree program prepares students for rewarding and meaningful careers in which they can impart a lasting change on the future of Florida’s natural environment.

Courses include a wide range of environmental focuses, providing students with a well founded education that prepares them for positions in environmental assessment, restoration, research and public education. Students receive quality, hands-on experience that apply toward many critical initiatives for Florida’s environment.


Program Learning Outcomes
For detailed information, visit www.palmbeachstate.edu/learningoutcomes/Program-Learning-Outcomes.


Admission Requirements
Have a standard high school diploma or GED;

Complete an Application for Admission, located at
www.palmbeachstate.edu/admissions/Admissions-Applications.aspx.


Completion Requirements
Students must successfully complete all courses listed in the catalog for this program.


Program Length
The program can be finished in two years of full-time enrollment or three years part time.


Location
The program is offered at the Palm Beach Gardens campus.


For More Information
Jessica Miles, milesj@PalmBeachState.edu, (561) 207-5220


Employment Opportunities
The purposes for studying Environmental Science Technology are diverse. Positions range from working in ecological restoration, eco-tourism, and hazardous materials detection in the environment, to monitoring the quality, quantity and safety of surface and groundwater supplies, to public education and conservation.

Upon completion of this program, students may seek employment as an environmental technician, or as a field technician with government agencies, engineering or environmental consulting firms.


Career Path Notes
Courses from this program may transfer into Palm Beach State’s Bachelor of Applied Science program in Supervision and Management. For more information, see the web at www.palmbeachstate.edu/programs/Bachelor.

In addition, courses from this program may transfer to other colleges and universities which allow students to transfer into a four-year program. For more information, contact the college or university to which you wish to transfer.


Career Center
www.palmbeachstate.edu/Career
For more information about employment opportunities including job outlook and salary information visit:
Occupational Outlook Handbook: http://www.bls.gov/oco/
O-Net Online: http://online.onetcenter.org/