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Environmental Technology (ENVT)

Career Options & Highlights

Folsom Lake College offers courses in environmental technology (ENVT) for two purposes: 1) as part of the Water and Wastewater Management certificate programs, and 2) to provide foundational content to students interested in environmental protection, sustainability, regulatory compliance, and workplace safety and health applications. Due to the college’s emphasis on water-related certificate programs, many of the ENVT course offerings pertain to the occurrence, conveyance, and treatment of water and/or wastewater. Students interested in completing certificates in Water and/or Wastewater Management programs should refer to those sections of this catalog. Students pursuing study in environmental technology, environmental studies, sustainability, natural resources, and related fields may continue their studies at other two- or four-year institutions. Students completing degrees in these and related disciplines may be employed by businesses and governmental agencies that require a knowledge of techniques for storage, treatment, transport, and disposal of hazardous materials; a basic understanding of the chemical and biological phenomena which underlie environmental protection; and an understanding of environmental health and safety. Technicians may be employed in remediation, monitoring, compliance, or environmental information applications.

Note:
For information on the Wastewater Management and Water Management certificate programs, see those sections of the catalog.

Career Options
Agricultural Chemical Manufacture & Application Firms
Analytical Laboratories
Electronics Semiconductor Industry
Energy & Environmental Audit/Inventories
Engineering/Consulting Firms
Governmental Compliance Agencies
Solid Waste Disposal Landfills
Storage, Treatment, Disposal Facilities
Warehouse-Transportation Systems
Workplace Health and Safety Support

Many career options require a Bachelor of Science degree. Classes beyond the associate degree may be required to fulfill some career options or for preparation for transfer to a college or university program.

Highlights
-  Broad-based field with applications ranging from recordkeeping to pollution cleanup to emergency response.
-  A wide variety of water-related courses offered as part of the Water and Wastewater Management certificate programs.

Updated 06/01/16

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