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Environmental Science Technology, A.S. Degree

Program Information

A.S. Degree - Code 223000 - Catalog 2019/2020

Karen Endebrock, Chair, 386-506-4313, Karen.Endebrock@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. 

Financial Aid

This program is eligible for federal financial aid and state Bright Futures Scholarship Program. 

Financing Options: All students are encouraged to apply for federal and state student financial assistance by completing their FAFSA at http://www.fafsa.gov. For more information on grants, loads and work programs available see the Office of Financial Aid webpage at http://www.daytonastate.edu/finaid. Students are also encouraged to apply for one of the may Daytona State College Foundation scholarships offered each semester. For more information see: http://daytonastate.edu/scholarships.

Approximate Additional Costs

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

Additional Admission Requirements

  • 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 - 29 Credits

General Education courses must be completed with a grade of 'C' or better.

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.

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 (14 credits)

CHM1025CIntroduction to Chemistry and Lab

4

OCE1001Introduction to Oceanography

3

GLY2010CPhysical Geology and Lab

4

MET2010Meteorology

3

Social Science Core (3 credits)

GEO2000World Geography

3

Program Specific Courses

Program Specific Courses - 35 Credits

Program Specific courses must be completed with a grade of 'C' or better.

SLS1127Faculty Peer Mentoring Experience for Marine and Environmental Science Programs

0

EVR2001Introduction to Environmental Science

3

EVR2001LIntroduction to Environmental Science Lab

1

EVR2861Environmental Policy and Law

3

EVR2943Environmental Internship

3

GIS2040CGeographic Information Systems and Lab

3

SOS2006Introduction to Soil Science

3

EVR2943 is repeatable for credit one time.  Students will take the course in the Summer semesters of Year 1 and Year 2.

Water Specialization - 16 Credits

BSC1005Survey of Biological Sciences (For Non-Science Majors)

3

SWS2007The World of Water

3

EVR2647Environmental Site Assessment

3

EVR2630Hazardous Material Risk Analysis

3

EVS2026CChemistry and Biology of Natural Waters and Laboratory

4

Wetlands/Bio-Ecological Specialization - 16 Credits

BOT2150Native Plants of Central Florida

3

BSC1010CGeneral Biology I (For Science Majors) and Lab

4

BSC1011CGeneral Biology II (For Science Majors) and Lab

4

OCE1001LIntroduction to Oceanography Lab

1

PCB2033CIntroduction to Ecology and Lab

4

Students must complete all courses within the Water or Wetlands/Bio-Ecological track to earn the particular specialization.

Sample Program of Study - Water Specialization

Year 1

1st Semester

SLS1127Faculty Peer Mentoring Experience for Marine and Environmental Science Programs

0

ENC1101Introduction to Composition

3

EVR2001Introduction to Environmental Science

3

EVR2001LIntroduction to Environmental Science Lab

1

CHM1025CIntroduction to Chemistry and Lab

4

EVR2861Environmental Policy and Law

3

2nd Semester

MAC1105College Algebra

3

SOS2006Introduction to Soil Science

3

GIS2040CGeographic Information Systems and Lab

3

BSC1005Survey of Biological Sciences (For Non-Science Majors)

3

SWS2007The World of Water

3

Summer A Semester

EVR2943Environmental Internship

3

EVR2943 is repeatable for credit one time.  Students will take the course in the Summer semesters of Year 1 and Year 2.

Summer B Semester

EVR2647Environmental Site Assessment

3

Year 2

1st Semester

GLY2010CPhysical Geology and Lab

4

STA2023Elementary Statistics

3

SPC2608Oral Communications/Research/Presentation Skills

3

OCE1001Introduction to Oceanography

3

2nd Semester

GEO2000World Geography

3

MET2010Meteorology

3

EVS2026CChemistry and Biology of Natural Waters and Laboratory

4

EVR2630Hazardous Material Risk Analysis

3

Summer A Semester

EVR2943Environmental Internship

3

EVR2943 is repeatable for credit one time.  Students will take the course in the Summer semesters of Year 1 and Year 2.

Students must complete all Water courses to earn the particular specialization.

Total Credit Hours: 64

Sample Program of Study - Wetlands/Bio-Ecological Specialization

Year 1

1st Semester

SLS1127Faculty Peer Mentoring Experience for Marine and Environmental Science Programs

0

ENC1101Introduction to Composition

3

EVR2001Introduction to Environmental Science

3

EVR2001LIntroduction to Environmental Science Lab

1

CHM1025CIntroduction to Chemistry and Lab

4

EVR2861Environmental Policy and Law

3

2nd Semester

MAC1105College Algebra

3

SOS2006Introduction to Soil Science

3

GIS2040CGeographic Information Systems and Lab

3

BSC1010CGeneral Biology I (For Science Majors) and Lab

4

Summer A Semester

EVR2943Environmental Internship

3

EVR2943 is repeatable for credit one time.  Students will take the course in the Summer semesters of Year 1 and Year 2.

Summer B Semester

BSC1011CGeneral Biology II (For Science Majors) and Lab

4

Year 2

1st Semester

GLY2010CPhysical Geology and Lab

4

STA2023Elementary Statistics

3

SPC2608Oral Communications/Research/Presentation Skills

3

PCB2033CIntroduction to Ecology and Lab

4

2nd Semester

GEO2000World Geography

3

MET2010Meteorology

3

BOT2150Native Plants of Central Florida

3

OCE1001Introduction to Oceanography

3

OCE1001LIntroduction to Oceanography Lab

1

Summer Semester

EVR2943Environmental Internship

3

EVR2943 is repeatable for credit one time.  Students will take the course in the Summer semesters of Year 1 and Year 2.

Students must complete all Wetlands/Bio-Ecological courses to earn the particular specialization.

Total Credit Hours: 64

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