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Environmental Engineering Technology

Accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET
http://www.abet.org

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Associate in Science
Program Coordinator: Diba Khan-Bureau - 860-215-9443

The Environmental Engineering Technology program is designed to educate students in the general and technical aspects of environmental issues and common practice environmental procedures. The degree focuses on practical education with classes covering the basic quantitative and conceptual skills required of environmental engineering technicians. The student population for this program varies from recent high school graduates to retraining students to post-associate degree students looking for career change. The curriculum is broad-based to meet the demands of a range of environmental positions. Graduates have gone on to work for manufacturing firms, regulatory agencies, and as consultants or have continued their education at baccalaureate institutions. Due to the expanding environmental industry and high levels of environmental concern in Connecticut, this program has been in great demand.

ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY CURRICULUM-
TAC/ABET ACCREDITED
(suggested two-year sequence)

 

Course ID Title of Course Credits
SEMESTER I    
ENG* K101° Composition 3
ENV* K101 Environmental Studies 3
ENV* K146 Introduction to GIS 3
ENV* K172° Environmental Research Project I 1
ENV* K220° Hazardous Materials@ (3@)
ENV* K265° Fundamental Measurements and Applications Lab 3
MAT* K172° College Algebra  
or or 3-4
MAT* K186° Precalculus  
TOTAL 16-17
SEMESTER II    
BMG* K202° Principles of Management 3
CIV* K203° Civil Hydraulics 3
ENG* K202° Technical Writing 3
ENV* K110° Environmental Regulations 3
ENV* K277° Environmental Research Project II 1
MAT* K186° Precalculus  
or or 4
MAT* K254° Calculus I  
  TOTAL 17
SEMESTER III    
BIO* K121° General Biology I 4
CHE* K121° General Chemistry I 4
ENV* K280° Environmental Surveying 3
ENV* K245/CIV* K236° Water Resources Engineering 3
ENV* K245L/CIV* K237° Water Resources Engineering Lab 1
ENV* K278° Environmental Research Project III 1
MAT* K167° Principles of Statistics 3
  TOTAL 19
SEMESTER IV    
BIO* K122° General Biology II  
or or 4
BIO* K235° Microbiology  
CHE* K122° General Chemistry II 4
CIV* K200° Capstone Soils 3
CIV* K201° Capstone Soils Lab 1
ENV* K279° Environmental Research Project IV (1)+
__________ Humanities or Social Science Elective 3
TOTAL 15
GRAND TOTAL 67-68

° Course has a prerequisite. Students should check course description. 
@ Students must complete ENV* K220° or other 40-hour HAZWOPER training before graduation  ( ( ) Course is considered a prerequisite for this technology degree.
( )+ This course is a Semester IV optional cohort course.

 

Environmental Engineering Technology, Associate in Science Degree
Program Objectives

Graduates of the program in Environmental Engineering Technology will:

  1. graduates will be qualified for to make technical and creative contributions to and find employment in environmental monitoring and measurements, policy and design in the practice of environmental engineering technology.
  2. graduates will have an appreciation for the need to be lifelong learners.
  3. graduates will demonstrate professionalism and a sense of societal and ethical responsibility in their professional endeavors.
  4. graduates will engage in professional development or study in a four-year program to pursue flexible career paths amid future technological changes.

 

Environmental Engineering Technology, Associate in Science Degree
Program Outcomes

By the time of graduation, students in the Environmental Engineering Technology program will:

  1. practice the skills needed to work effectively in teams and as an individual.
  2. demonstrate the ability to use appropriate mathematical, computational and graphic-thinking skills needed for environmental engineering technology applications.
  3. combine oral, graphical and written communication skills to present and exchange information effectively and communicate design solutions.
  4. know of a professional code of ethics
  5. describe concepts relating to environmental monitoring, policy, processes and continuous improvement.
  6. describe how the concepts of environmental measurements and the design, management and operation of environmental facilities affect evaluation of analysis, policies and decision making. 
  7. illustrate an ability to think critically and identify, evaluate and solve complex environmental problems; demonstrate technical and provide practical applications in environmental control problem and solutions; and communicate solutions technically and effectively.
  8. recognize actions and acts of professionalism that allow them to become informed and participating citizens cognizant of ethics, civic duty and social responsibility.
  9. recognize the need to be lifelong learners.