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Palm Beach State College

College Catalog 2019-2020

Palm Beach State College

Environmental Science Technician CCC

Environmental Science Technician (6561)

Type of Award
CCC - College Credit Certificate

Program Website

Program Description
This certificate is part of the Environmental Science Technology AS degree program. Its content is aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in agriculture, food and natural resources.

Admission Requirements
Have a standard high school diploma or GED;

Complete an Application for Admission, located at

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

Program Length
30 credit hours.

The program is offered at the Palm Beach Gardens campus.

For More Information
Dr. Jessica Miles, Department Chair, , (561) 207-5220

To see when the course is offered, click the course number. To see a course description, click the course title.
Required Courses Credits: 30
ENC1101 College Composition 1* 3
BSC1010 Principles of Biology 1 3
BSC1010L Principles of Biology Lab 1
EVR1001 Introduction to Environmental Science 3
CHM1045 General Chemistry 1 3
CHM1045L General Chemistry 1 Lab 1
MAC1105 College Algebra* 3
GLY2030C Environmental Geology 3
EVS2193C Environmental Sampling Techniques 4
EVS2601 Hazardous Materials and Environmental Air Quality 3
EVS2020 Scientific Monitoring and Data Methods 3
Total Program Credits: 30
*Non-exempt students registering in these course will need to provide adequate placement scores to enroll. All courses used for General Education must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher.

For individualized course sequence

Employment Opportunities
Upon completion of this certificate, you may seek employment in an entry-level position related to environmental science field and lab work. Employment opportunities include positions with local environmental consulting firms and/or with public agencies when emergency responders are needed as a result of the presence of hazardous materials or for temporary/seasonal employment positions.

Career Path Notes
Courses from this program may transfer to other colleges and universities that allow students to transfer into four-year programs. For more information, contact the college or university to which you wish to transfer.

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