Dec 11, 2023
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Degree Code: B19
Associate in Science
Program Coordinator: Diba Khan-Bureau - 860-215-9443
This 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 employees seeking retraining, and post-associate degree students looking for career changes. The broad-based curriculum meets 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.
Prerequisite to the Program
Environmental Engineering Technology Curriculum Requirements
° Course has a prerequisite. Students should check course description.
* Indicates common course numbering within Connecticut Community College system.
+ CHE*K122, MAT*K256, or PHY*K221. Or another course appropriate for future employment may be selected with approval of the Program Coordinator.
Students should consult with their academic advisor regarding the minimum number of credits to be taken at TRCC and limits on non-traditional credits. 25% of TRCC degree requirements must be completed with TRCC coursework. Up to 50% of degree requirements can be fulfilled with non-traditional credit. Non-traditional credit includes CLEP/DSST exams, Credit by Exam, APL credit, and Military credit.
Environmental Engineering Technology, Associate in Science Degree Program Objectives
Graduates of the program in Environmental Engineering Technology will:
- 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.
- graduates will have an appreciation for the need to be lifelong learners.
- graduates will demonstrate professionalism and a sense of societal and ethical responsibility in their professional endeavors.
- 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:
- practice the skills needed to work effectively in teams and as an individual.
- demonstrate the ability to use appropriate mathematical, computational and graphic-thinking skills needed for environmental engineering technology applications.
- combine oral, graphical and written communication skills to present and exchange information effectively and communicate design solutions.
- know of a professional code of ethics describe concepts relating to environmental monitoring, policy, processes and continuous improvement.
- describe how the concepts of environmental measurements and the design, management and operation of environmental facilities affect evaluation of analysis, policies and decision making.
- 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.
- recognize actions and acts of professionalism that allow them to become informed and participating citizens cognizant of ethics, civic duty and social responsibility.
- recognize the need to be lifelong learners.