Environmental Technology Geoscience
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ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY GEOSCIENCE

Program Description

The Environmental Technology Geoscience Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree program at Erie Community College's North Campus consists of lectures and laboratory courses which form the basis for students to learn about energy systems and environmental conservation. The primary focus of the A.A.S. degree is employment upon graduation. Students will be prepared for a career in environmental testing, geological waste testing, forestry services, land conservation and ecosystems. The goals of the program include the following:

  • to develop a conceptual knowledge base in environmental geoscience; and
  • to provide students with the basic knowledge and technical skills necessary to seek a career in the environmental sciences, the traditional sciences or pursue a baccalaureate degree.

Transferability

Erie Community College provides university parallel degree programs for students aspiring to baccalaureate degrees and related professions. Graduates of Environmental Technology Geoscience will be well-positioned to transfer to other educational institutions offering degrees in Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Environmental Biology and the Natural Sciences. Currently, these include a B.A. or B.S. in Environmental Studies at the University of Buffalo; and a B.S degree in Environmental Science or Environmental Biology at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry at Syracuse. Additional articulation agreements are in process of development with other public and private colleges.

Transfer to SUNY at Buffalo

The Environmental Technology Geoscience Program has identified the ECC coursework necessary to articulate directly with SUNY at Buffalo. Students will be able to complete a B.A. or B.S. degree in Environmental Studies in two years following graduation from ECC.

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry at Syracuse

The Environmental Technology Geoscience Program has identified the ECC coursework necessary to articulate directly with SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry at Syracuse. Students will be able to complete a B.S. degree in Environmental Science or a B.S. degree in Environmental Biology in two years, following graduation from ECC. SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry has formally reviewed the ECC Environmental Technology Geoscience Program and stated that any student who earns an associate degree should be successful in completing the Environmental Biology baccalaureate degree at SUNY E.S.F. within two additional years of study. Students would enter this educational institution with junior-level status.

Degree: Associate in Applied Science
Hegis: 5619
Curriculum Code: 2241
Campus Location: North
Liberal Arts Division

Available at:
North 

Recommended H.S. Courses And/Or Experiences:
Algebra and Trigonometry
Chemistry

Career Opportunities/Further Education:
Transfer into degrees in Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Environmental Biology and the Natural Sciences

 

Did You Know?

A significant number of courses have been renumbered as part of the State University of New York's policies which promote student mobility, through transfer of academic credit, to other SUNY institutions. All courses should be numbered at the 100-200 levels. The Listing Reference contains both the old and new numbers which should aid students in their choice of courses.

 

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