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Environmental Science Technician Certificate

Environmental science technicians provide technical assistance to engineers and scientists by performing tasks such as sample collection, laboratory tests, monitoring and data management. The environmental science technician applies scientific and technical skills and knowledge to specific tasks. Technicians have strong written and oral communication skills, computer skills and practical hands on training in the field and laboratory. Technicians can problem solve quickly and apply their classroom knowledge to real world situations. The environmental science technician program provides students with the necessary background to be successful technicians.

Upon completion of this certificate program, it is highly recommended that students complete the 40 hour Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (Hazwoper) training from any certified location.

Students who satisfactorily complete the program requirements qualify for a certificate of program completion. 

Schoolcraft program code # 1YC.00276
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Sample Plan

First Year - Fall Semester

Total Credits: 12

First Year - Winter Semester

Total Credits: 16

First Year - Spring Session

Total Credits: 3

Program Total: 31 Credits

Not all courses are offered each semester.  Students should work with an academic advisor or counselor to develop a schedule that will work for them. Students planning to transfer should check the transfer institution’s requirements/guides or discuss their options with an academic advisor or counselor. Number of credits may vary depending on the course selection.

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