This program prepares students for entry-level positions in the field of environmental engineering technology. The curriculum provides a background in environmental laws and regulations, air and water pollution, groundwater studies,site assessments, emergency response to situations involving hazardous chemicals/wastes, storage, treatment, and disposal of hazardous wastes, sampling and analysis and remediation. Skills and knowledge acquired will lead to possible employment in consulting, industrial and government organizations.
Follow and apply protocols for environmental site assessments. Detect the conditions indicative of releases or threatened releases of hazardous substances, pollutants, contaminants, petroleum, petroleum products and controlled substances by records review or field sampling. Identify potential environmental liabilities associated with properties considered for transfer.
Respect the ethical responsibility of public institutions and private organizations to society pertaining to environmental engineering technology.
Apply principles of system design, management and operation of waste treatment and disposal, including skills and knowledge to identify, analyze and process hazardous substances and wastes environmental liabilities associated with properties considered for transfer.
Apply knowledge of environmental laws to support compliance with current and future local, state and federal requirements.environmental liabilities associated with properties considered for transfer.
Demonstrate knowledge and skills to assess and initiate response to hazardous exposures, minimizing their risk and the risk to surrounding populations, immediate property and the environment.
Communicate effectively and professionally through proper use of oral, written and graphic skills.
Apply basic science and fundamental engineering studies to identify, analyze and integrate solutions to emerging issues in environmental engineering technology including sustainability.