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Environmental Science Technology, A.S. Degree

Program Information

A.S. Degree - Code 2230 - Catalog 2017/2018

Sandra Horikami, Chair, 386-506-4313, Sandra.Horikami@daytonastate.edu

Program Mission, Description, and Outcomes

Mission:

The mission of the Environmental Science Technology Program is to provide and to enrich the students with the basic skills, knowledge and abilities in the fields of environmental compliance and technology, and to enable the students to gain entry-level employment in the field.

Description:

The Environmental Science Technology program focuses on environmental compliance and protection of our land and water at the federal, state, and local level. Under the direction of an environmental scientist, graduates will be expected to perform physical, chemical and biological sampling in the field. Graduates will also identify and quantify organisms, establish sampling areas, perform water and soil analysis, maintain field equipment, record test data and prepare reports. Much of this work will occur in the field or in the laboratory.

Outcomes:

Graduates of the program will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of environmental processes and human-environment interactions.
  2. Critically analyze and evaluate environmental issues on local and global scales and to apply interdisciplinary perspectives and approaches.
  3. Monitor, sample and evaluate environmental conditions and then design effective presentations using their data. 

Note: This program is eligible for federal financial aid and state bright futures.

Approximate Additional Costs

Lab Fees: $406 (refer to course descriptions in current college catalog)

Additional Admission Requirements

General Education courses (pre- and co-requisites) and Program Specific courses must be completed with a grade of 'C' or better. Orientation to the Institute of Marine and Environmental Studies (SLS1127) also must be completed within the first year of the Program.

Careers

Graduates may secure entry-level positions with environmental companies, federal, state and local governments, utilities, the military, industry or nonprofit organizations locally, as well as on state, national and international levels.

Note: Need help preparing for your job search? Login to Daytona State's Career Services Online (CSO) to create your personal career account, or email your Daytona State College Career Advisor.

General Education Courses

General Education Core - 39 Credits

Communications Core (6 credits)

ENC1101Introduction to Composition

3

SPC2608Oral Communications/Research/Presentation Skills

3

Mathematics Core (6 credits)

MAC1105College Algebra

3

STA2023Elementary Statistics

3

Natural Sciences Core (18 credits)

BSC1010CGeneral Biology I (For Science Majors) and Lab

4

CHM1045CGeneral College Chemistry I and Lab

4

OCE1001Introduction to Oceanography

3

GLY2010CPhysical Geology and Lab

4

MET2010Meteorology

3

Humanities Core (3 credits)

Choose one

ARH1000Art Appreciation

3

HUM2020Introduction to Humanities

3

LIT2000Literature and Culture

3

MUL1010Music Appreciation

3

PHI2010Introduction of Philosophy

3

THE1000Theatre Appreciation

3

Social Science Core (3 credits)

ECO2013Principles of Macroeconomics

3

Cultural/Global Core (3 credits)

GEO2420Cultural Geography

3

Note: Prior to enrollment in college-level English or math courses, some students may be advised to complete college preparatory/developmental course work. See an Academic Advisor to determine developmental course requirements.

Program Specific Courses

Program Specific Courses (25 Credits)

SLS1127Faculty Peer Mentoring Experience for Marine and Environmental Science Programs

0

BOT2150Native Plants of Central Florida

3

EVR2001Introduction to Environmental Science

3

EVR2001LIntroduction to Environmental Science Lab

1

EVR2933Environmental Seminar

1

EVR2943Environmental Internship

3

GIS2040CGeographic Information Systems and Lab

3

OCE2013CAquatic Environmental Science and Lab

4

PCB2033CIntroduction to Ecology and Lab

4

PHY1020Energy and its Environmental Effects

3

Sample Program of Study

Year 1

1st Semester

SLS1127Faculty Peer Mentoring Experience for Marine and Environmental Science Programs

0

ENC1101Introduction to Composition

3

MAC1105College Algebra

3

CHM1045CGeneral College Chemistry I and Lab

4

GIS2040CGeographic Information Systems and Lab

3

2nd Semester

BSC1010CGeneral Biology I (For Science Majors) and Lab

4

BOT2150Native Plants of Central Florida

3

OCE1001Introduction to Oceanography

3

PHY1020Energy and its Environmental Effects

3

Summer Semester

SPC2608Oral Communications/Research/Presentation Skills

3

STA2023Elementary Statistics

3

Humanities Core

3

Year 2

1st Semester

EVR2001Introduction to Environmental Science

3

EVR2001LIntroduction to Environmental Science Lab

1

GLY2010CPhysical Geology and Lab

4

MET2010Meteorology

3

PCB2033CIntroduction to Ecology and Lab

4

2nd Semester

EVR2943Environmental Internship

3

EVR2933Environmental Seminar

1

GEO2420Cultural Geography

3

OCE2013CAquatic Environmental Science and Lab

4

ECO2013Principles of Macroeconomics

3

Note: Sequence of courses may vary. Check catalog course descriptions for requisite requirements.

Total Credit Hours: 64