ENV 101 Introduction to Environmental Technology (4 credits)

This course provides an overview of the environmental technology field and also serves as the introductory course for the Environmental Technology program. The course applies the chemical, geological and biological sciences to environmental issues, and relates these issues to various possible career paths. Topics covered in the course include: governmental processes; hazardous materials, pollution, and related health effects; basic ecology; hazardous and non-hazardous waste disposal; biofuels and alternative energy technologies. In addition, the laboratory portion of the course will provide hands-on experience with work associated with the environmental industry. This course is the introductory course for both the biotechnology and geoscience options of the Environmental Technology AAS degree program. Three hours lecture and three hours laboratory per week.