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New, cutting-edge courses from the Chemistry and Biology departments include Applied Bio-sciences:
- Environmental Science
- Human Genetics
- BioSafety and BioEthics and more!
What’s Cool About these HOT Courses
- Exciting Biotechnology course offerings at SMCC.
- Transfers as a lab science for all students.
- Be a part of the new Biotechnology Field.
- Find out what DNA and Genomics is all about.
- Get involved in student research projects.
- Browse our expanding Bioscience Library.
- Classes meet in Biotechnology Lab.
- Apply for the USDA Bioscience scholarship to pay for classes and research.
- Learn how we’re related to even the strangest creatures.
An associate degree in environmental technology can lead to a career as a technician in an environmental consulting firm, in manufacturing, recycling and waste management companies, or utility and public service departments.
Jobs in this field are expected to grow faster than average, with ongoing concern about the environment will lead to career opportunities.
Environmental Science focuses on the impact of pollutants on ecosystems and on human health, as well as the transport and control of pollutants. Conducting scientific studies in the field, laboratory, industrial site, or waste facility are common places to find environmental scientists.
Environmental Science graduates are involved in public sector organizations such as the Environmental Protection Agency, a federal agency with regional offices, and environmental assessment and compliance regulation, or for consulting firms doing contract work in similar areas. Employment also exists with nonprofit organizations concerned with environmental issues, such as the Peace Corps, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, and the Agency for International Development.
Fields of Study
Environmental and regional planning, environmental engineering and design, environmental education, environmental journalism and communication, and management of waste water, solid waste or ,toxic waste sites are just a few of the job classifications available.
Relatively good employment opportunities exist, depending on specialization or experience. Having summer or volunteer experience helps to get into the field of environmental science. Job opportunities are increasing in regulatory and compliance work, environmental consulting, design and engineering, and research within both private and public sectors.
Salaries for those with a B.S. begin at $29,000 to $35,000 with government agencies and industry, higher with advanced degrees and specialty training. With experience and specialization, salaries may rise from $35,000 to $75,000.