Environmental Science Technology
This program includes specialized environmental science courses in addition to general education coursework to provide individuals the background necessary for understanding the ecological relationships of the environment. Coursework also emphasizes the application of scientific principles to pollution control problems in accordance with state and federal regulations. Practical lab and field experience in sampling and analysis will be stressed. Emphasis is placed on developing the students’ ability to function effectively in a variety of job situations. Graduates of this program will be prepared to sample and analyze air, water and soil in accordance with state and federal regulations. Environmental technicians may be responsible for such job duties as air pollution surveillance, analysis of water and wastewater samples, ground water and surface water assessment, field sampling, data interpretation, and other support services to engineering and science professionals. Graduates in this field may be employed as technicians by federal, state and local governmental units as well as utilities, private industry, and environmental engineering consulting firms.
The following information has been taken from the Rules of the Senate and is subject to change without notice. All applicants meeting the appropriate academic requirements shall be considered equally for admission to Bluegrass Community and Technical College or to any academic program thereof regardless of economic or social status, and without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, marital status, beliefs, age, national origin, sexual orientation, or physical or mental disability.
In order to be admitted to the Environmental Science Technology (EST) Program, each student must be admitted to Bluegrass Community and Technical College.
In order to be admitted to the Environmental Science Technology Program, a student must:
- Complete EST 150 Introductory Ecology (4 credit hours), EST 160 Hydrological Geology (3 credit hours), and MAT 150 College Algebra (3 credit hours) with a passing grade or transfer credit from an accredited institution for comparable courses (to be assessed by EST Coordinator), and
- Attend a pre-admission conference with the EST Program coordinator or the coordinator’s designee.
|ACH 195||Computer Aided Drafting I||3|
|BTN 101||Introduction to Biotechnology||1|
|BTN 201||Biotechnology Techniques I||4|
|BTN 202||Biotechnology Techniques II||4|
|CAD 100||Introduction to Computer Aided Design||3|
|CHE 180||General College Chemistry II 1||4|
|CHE 185||General College Chemistry Laboratory II 1||1|
|CIT 234||Advanced Productivity Software||3|
|COE 199||Cooperative Education: (Topic) (Internship)||1-3|
|ECO 201||Principles of Microeconomics 1||3|
|ENG 203||Business Writing||3|
|ENG 204||Technical Writing||3|
|EST 299||Selected Topics in Environmental Science Technology||1-3|
|GLY 101||Physical Geology 1||3|
|GLY 111||Physical Geology Laboratory 1||1|
|PHY 151||Introductory Physics I 1||3|
|STA 210||Statistics: A Force in Human Judgement 1||3|
|Courses not on this list may be approved at the coordinator’s discretion.|
Satisfies General Education requirement for A.S degrees