Degree Programs

Environmental Analysis/Chemical Technology AAS

71.5

This program prepares students to work as technicians in both laboratory and field settings required in environmental testing. As a trained professional, the computer, laboratory, and field studies in the program prepare students with the background necessary for various needs in the changing job market of environmental analysis. As a unique feature of the program, students will complete 135 hours in an environmentally related job, allowing the application of theory and the experimental techniques of the program in an actual job setting. This is not designed as a direct transfer program. Two High School Mathematics Courses or the equivalent are required.
Goals & Outcomes
Goal 1 Provide students with the necessary skills to communicate in writing, to communicate data and results mathematically, and to follow written direction.
  • Students will communicate conclusions and error analysis of scientific inquiry through written lab reports.
  • Students will communicate data and results of scientific inquiry through written lab reports.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to follow written protocol.
Goal 2 Provide students the opportunity to organize and display data and results.
  • Students will maintain lab records.
  • Students will use computer software to aid in the organization, processing and display of data.
  • Students will use appropriate reference materials to find physical constants for laboratory materials.
Goal 3 Prepare students to work effectively as part of a group.
  • Students will demonstrate their ability to function effectively within a group to complete laboratory assignments.
Goal 4 Prepare students with scientific methodology for collecting and assessing laboratory data and demonstrating skills necessary for Chemical Technology.
  • Students can apply a quantitative and scientific approach to problem solving.
  • Students demonstrate techniques for the creation and graphic analysis of data sets.
  • Students will evaluate and process the laboratory data.
Goal 5 To prepare students to demonstrate information literacy.
  • Students will use traditional and contemporary information technology.
  • Students will identify, access, and appropriately use authoritative sources of information.
First Semester
1.0
ED100 College Seminar
This course is an opportunity for students to develop the skills necessary to be successful in college. Students learn the importance of the faculty-student and advisor-advisee relationship, develop time management techniques, apply effective study skill techniques, recognize the implications of living in a diverse society, utilize college resources, and explore career and transfer requirements. Collaborative projects are included. Students matriculated in a degree program must take this course in their first term of study. See when this course is offered ...
3.0
EN101 English 1:Composition
This course focuses on several kinds of writing-self-expressive, informative, and argumentative/persuasive, and others. A minimum of five essay compositions are required. The course emphasizes the composition of clear, correct, and effective prose required in a variety of professions and occupations.Prerequisites: The required developmental reading (DS050 Developmental Reading, DS051 Essential Reading & Study Skills, or DS080 Study Reading), or SL115 ESL4: Advanced Reading, and/or writing courses (EN099 Introduction to College English or SL116 ESL4: Advanced Composition) or permission of the instructor or designee. See when this course is offered ...
4.5
CH131 College Chemistry
This course is for students other than those in science and engineering. Topics include an overview of modern inorganic, organic, and biochemistry along with an historical perspective. It emphasizes learning the language and methodology of chemistry as it relates to society. Careful observation and measurement are stressed in lecture and laboratory to develop quantitative reasoning ability. Prerequisite: An appropriate Mathematics Placement test result or MA115 Intermediate Mathematics. See when this course is offered ...
4.0
MA121 Fund Coll Math 1
This is the first of a two-course sequence for students in programs that require mathematics through polynomial calculus. Algebraic manipulations, graphing skills and problem solving are emphasized. Topics include systems of linear equations including Cramer’s Rule, quadratic equations, variation, factoring and fractions, vectors and oblique triangles, and an introduction to trigonometry and applications. Prerequisite: An appropriate placement test result or MA115 Intermediate Mathematics. See when this course is offered ...
4.0
CT151 Surveying 1
This course introduces surveying, and includes the topics in the care and use of surveying instruments, field note procedures, land surveying, topographic surveying, construction surveying, and mapping from field notes. Fieldwork includes the use of measurement equipment, levels, transits, the odolites, total stations, and Global Positioning System (GPS). Corequisite: MA121 Fundamentals of College Mathematics 1. See when this course is offered ...
3.0
CI121 Microcmptr Tech for Sci
This course provides hands-on training and experience involving scientific word processing, computer-based data analysis, graphical analysis techniques, interfacing hardware and software, data management concepts, scientific simulation methods, imaging technology, and presentation software. It uses a variety of hardware and software currently in the scientific community. Prerequisite: One year of college preparatory mathematics. See when this course is offered ...
.5 cr
PE Physical Education
A wide variety of credit courses including but not limited to swimming, fitness center, badminton, tennis, golf, bowling and aerobic dance. See when this course is offered ...
Second Semester
4.5
CH135 Intro. To Organ Chem
This course is for students in the allied science and allied health professions. Topics include bonding, physical properties, chemical properties, nomenclature, and analysis of the common organic compounds. The laboratory segment introduces basic organic laboratory techniques such as recrystallization, distillation, extraction, chromatography, and instrumentation. Prerequisite: CH131 College Chemistry or equivalent. See when this course is offered ...
4.0
MA122 Fund Coll Math 2
This is the second of a two-course sequence for students in programs that require mathematics through polynomial calculus. Topics include complex numbers, exponential and logarithmic functions, analytic geometry, limits, derivatives and integrals of polynomial functions, applications of the derivative, and area under a curve. Prerequisite: MA121 Fundamentals of College Mathematics 1. See when this course is offered ...
3.0
CT121 Statics
This course is a study of force systems and their actions on bodies at rest. Topics include force systems, equilibrium, distributed forces, centroid, moment of inertia, and friction. Prerequisite: MA121 Fundamentals of College Mathematics 1. (Spring, Summer semester) See when this course is offered ...
4.0
BI101 General Biology 1
This is the first of a two-semester course dealing with the central concepts of biology. Topics include the chemical and cellular basis of life, energy transformations, plant structure related to function, and plant reproduction. Laboratory exercises mirror lecture topics. Prerequisite: One year of laboratory science in high school or permission from the Dean of Life and Health Sciences. See when this course is offered ...
.5 cr
PE Physical Education
A wide variety of credit courses including but not limited to swimming, fitness center, badminton, tennis, golf, bowling and aerobic dance. See when this course is offered ...
Third Semester
3.0
EN102 English 2:Idea&Values Lit
This course encourages a deeper understanding of human nature and the human condition through the study of ideas and values expressed in imaginative literature. Emphasis is placed on the use and development of critical thinking and language skills. Library-oriented research is required. Prerequisite: EN101 English 1: Composition or EN106 English 1: Composition and Reading. See when this course is offered ...
5.0
CH246 Quantitative Analysis
This course introduces analytical chemistry and develops the skills and perspectives necessary to solve problems. Topics include sampling, gravimetry, titrimetry, stoichiometry, equilibria, redox, potentiometry, and spectrophotometry. Samples are chosen to illustrate typical industrial and environmental problems. As time allows, field trips supplement the campus experience. Prerequisite: CH141 General Chemistry 1 and CH142 General Chemistry 2. See when this course is offered ...
4.5
BI202 Ecology
This course covers classical ecology, with a study of the interrelationships of organisms and their environment. Topics include basic ecological principles, natural selection and speciation, energy flow and productivity, and biogeochemical cycling of nutrients. Laboratories emphasizes quantitative analysis of various environmental parameters. Prerequisite: BI101 General Biology 1 or CH141 General Chemistry 1. See when this course is offered ...
Tier 1 Social Science
(a) Social Science Electives Students must choose from: PY101 Introduction to General Psychology, SO101 Introduction to Sociology, PS101 American National Government, BM101 Survey of Economics, AN101 Biological Anthropology.
.5 cr
PE Physical Education
A wide variety of credit courses including but not limited to swimming, fitness center, badminton, tennis, golf, bowling and aerobic dance. See when this course is offered ...
Fourth Semester
4.5
BI201 Microbiology
This course introduces the morphology, physiology, and genetics of microorganisms and their impact on health and environment. Organisms studied include bacteria, fungi, virus, and protozoa. Laboratories emphasize safe handling and culturing of live bacteria, as well as identification procedures. Prerequisites: BI102 General Biology 2, or BI107 Human Anatomy & Physiology 2. See when this course is offered ...
5.0
CH229 Chemical Instrumentation
This course in applied instrumentation stresses the analytical solution of environmental/chemical problems by application of instrumental methods. Emphasis is placed on sampling, solution preparation, hands-on instrument operation, records keeping, data processing, and interpretation. Samples are taken to illustrate problems of air and water pollution, and solid and hazardous waste. Analysis methods include spectroscopy, electrochemistry, chromatography, thermal, and industrial hygiene. As time allows, field trips supplement the campus experience. Prerequisites: CH141 General Chemistry 1 and CH142 General Chemistry 2. See when this course is offered ...
EV231 Water Analysis 3cr
CT261 Geotechnical Topics for Surveyors 3cr
3.0
CH200 Industrial Practicum
This course provides hands-on experience in chemical or environmental technology in an industrial or regulatory environment. It is offered on demand and may be taken at any time after completion of college chemistry,with appropriate placement arranged. A minimum of four weeks (135 hours) on site is required. Students may be paid by the industry involved. Prerequisite: One year of college chemistry and instructor permission. See when this course is offered ...
.5 cr
PE Physical Education
A wide variety of credit courses including but not limited to swimming, fitness center, badminton, tennis, golf, bowling and aerobic dance. See when this course is offered ...


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