Major: Environmental Management
Length: Two-year Program – Four-semesters
Purpose: Concern for environmental protection and awareness is a rapidly increasing field in the United States and abroad. Training in environmental management is in demand due to rising population and associated environmental impacts. As public concern for the environment increases, training must be provided so that state and federal agencies and private industry will have the personnel to meet the public’s demand. The Associate of Applied Science in Environmental Management is designed to prepare persons for either full-time employment in the field or for continued studies at appropriate four year institutions. In addition, future specializations will allow students to tailor the curriculum towards a general, more applied background in environmental technology which includes, but is not limited to, such classes as geology, hydrology, conservation, soil science, and forestry.
Students wishing to major in Environmental Management with an intent to complement their studies at one of the four year institutions that accept AAS degrees will follow a more rigorously oriented program designed to meet the needs of professional positions in high demand.
A few of the career opportunities available for those wishing to complete the AAS degree in Environmental Management are listed below.
Technical Careers, Professional Careers (AAS, Non-Transfer) (With Complementary Studies)
|Environmental Technician||Environmental Manager|
|Soil Conservation Specialist||Geotechnical Engineer|
|Lab Assistant/Technician||Soil Scientist|
|Forest Technician||Earth Scientist|
Admission Requirements: In addition to the admission requirements for the College, entry into the Environmental Management curriculum requires completion of courses in biology and chemistry at the high school level.
Program Requirements: The curriculum in Environmental Management is a two-year program encompassing instruction in many areas required for competence as an Environmental Technician/Professional. Approximately one-half of the curriculum will include courses in technically oriented areas, mathematics, physical/natural/environmental science and general education. The basic Environmental Management major, comprising 69 semester hours, will provide the student with a broad background qualifying her or him to perform effectively in several different occupational areas of environmental technology/management.
Students are advised to consult with their faculty advisor and the counseling office in planning their program and selecting electives. Upon completion of the Environmental Management major, the student will be awarded the Associate of Applied Science Degree with a major in Environmental Management.
|Course Number||Course Title||Lecture Hours||Lab Hours||Course Credits|
|ENG 111||College Composition I||3||0||3|
|MTH||Mathematics (MTH 163 or MTH 273)||3||0||3|
|ENV 121||General Environmental Science I||3||3||4|
|BUS 100||Introduction to Business||3||0||3|
|SDV 108||College Survival Skills||1||0||1|
|ENG 112||College Composition II||3||0||3|
|MTH||Mathematics (MTH 164 or MTH 274)||3||0||3|
|ITE 115||Intro. to Computer Apps & Concepts||3||0||3|
|GOL 105||Physical Geology||3||3||4|
|FOR 105||Forest & Wildlife Ecology||3||3||4|
|HLT/PED||Health or Physical Education Elective||2||0||2|
|BIO 101/CHM 101||General Biology I or General Chemistry I||3||3||4|
|MTH||Mathematics (MTH 273 or MTH 275)||4||0||4|
|SSE*||Social Science Elective||3||0||3|
|ENV 221||Natural Resource Management||3||3||4|
|FOR 135||Wildlife & Fisheries Management||3||0||3|
|BIO 102/CHM 102||General Biology II or General Chemistry II||3||3||4|
Total credits for the Environmental Management Major 67
* Social Science Electives include, PSY, SOC, HIS, ECO, PSL, GEO
** Students may choose from the following courses: Philosophy, Religion, Music Appreciation, Art Appreciation, and Foreign Languages.