CURRICULAR GUIDE

Environmental Technology 
Associate in Applied Science Degree

Curriculum Code: 0793  (Effective Fall 2002 - Summer 2007)

Environmental Technicians may work for environmental/engineering consulting
firms, local or state regulatory agencies, manufacturers, recycling and waste
management companies and local utility and public service (works) departments. 
They perform tasks such as environmental sample collection and monitoring,
instrument calibration, report writing and data management.  Environmental
Technicians may help clients comply with governmental environmental standards,
assist in field investigations, work as a team member on a waste or
contamination site.  They use computer skills to work with environmental data
as well as the concepts of chemistry, biology, meteorology, geology and
hydrology to help professionals determine the movement and effects of
environmental contaminants.  Not all courses in this program transfer to all
colleges.  Students planning to transfer should see an academic advisor before
enrolling in any course.

Students should see Course Descriptions or Course Offerings for course
prerequisite information.  See the Assessment and Placement Testing section
for skills assessment and advising information.

General education is an important part of this program and includes a
mathematics competency requirement.  To fulfill the mathematics competency
requirement, students may need to complete specific course work in
mathematics.  See the General Education Core Requirements section for
information on how to fulfill these requirements.

Contact the Science Department, Arts and Sciences Building, Room 408,
telephone number (517) 483-1092.

REQUIREMENTS                                                 TOTAL: 45 CREDITS
CODE        TITLE                                                 CREDIT HOURS
BIOL 210    Natural Resource Conservation                                    4
CHEM 151    General Chemistry Lecture I                                      4
CHEM 152    General Chemistry Lecture II                                     3
CHEM 161    General Chemistry Lab I                                          1
CHEM 162    General Chemistry Lab II                                         1
CPSC 120    Introduction to Computers                                        3
ENVR 121    Environmental Rules and Regs                                     3
ENVR 122    Enviro Sampl & Instrumentation                                   4
ENVR 131    Industrial Process Safety                                        3
FIRE 220    Hazardous Materials/Fire Ser                                     4
GEOL 230    Environmental Geology                                            4
MATH 121    College Algebra I                                                4
SPCH 120    Dynamics of Communication                                        3
WRIT 121    Composition I                                                    4

LIMITED CHOICE REQUIREMENTS                               TOTAL: 20-24 CREDITS
Complete the indicated number of credits from each CHOICE listed below.

CHOICE 1:   General Education Core Areas                           3-4 Credits
            (See the GENERAL EDUCATION section above)
            Writing Core Area (See Note 1)                                   0
            Speech Communication Core Area (See Note 1)                      0
            Science/Technology Core Area (See Note 1)                        0
            Global Perspectives and Diversity Core Area (See Note 2)       3-4
            Mathematics Competency (See the General Education Core
            Requirement section on how to fulfill this mathematics
            requirement.  Course work may be needed.)

CHOICE 2:   Environmentally Related Courses                      17-20 Credits
BIOL 128    Organismal Biology                                               4
BIOL 203    Microbiology                                                     3
BIOL 204    Microbiology Laboratory                                          1
CHEM 182    Introductory Organic Chemistry                                   3
CHEM 192    Intro Organic Chemistry Lab                                      1
GRET 203    Beginning MicroStation                                           3
GRET 220    Hydrological Systems                                             3
GRET 255    Beginning ARC/Info                                               3
POLS 120    American Political System                                        4
SCIN 287    Science Technology Internship                                    4
STAT 170    Introduction to Statistics                                       3
            MINIMUM TOTAL                                                   65

1.   Students completing "REQUIREMENTS" have fulfilled the requirements for
     this Core area.
2.   Students who plan to transfer to a 4 year institution should choose a 4
     credit course in order to help meet the MACRAO requirements

Students should see course descriptions to find out when departments plan to
offer courses.  Students who for any reason are unable to follow the course
sequence suggested below (for example, those who are part-time, have
transferred in courses from another school, or have prerequisites to fulfill)
should contact an academic advisor or counselor for help with adjustments.

I                II                 III                   IV
BIOL 210         CHEM 152           ENVR 122              ENVR 121
CHEM 151         CHEM 162           GEOL 230              ENVR 131
CHEM 161         CPSC 120           Lim. Ch. 1            SPCH 120
MATH 121         FIRE 220           Lim. Ch. 2            Lim. Ch. 2
WRIT 121         Lim. Ch. 2                               Lim. Ch. 2
Lim. Ch. 2