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Environmental Engineering Technology

Associate Degree Program

As our fragile environment continues to degrade, sustainable resources are disappearing, biodiversity is decreasing, public health is being impacted, and there is an increase in the overall amount of environmental concerns that need to be addressed. With such a large impact base of industries, including construction, water, wastewater, transportation, recreation, chemical, and manufacturing, there is a need for environmental engineering technicians. The Associate in Applied Science degree in Environmental Engineering Technology provides students with knowledge and skills in the general and technical aspects of preventing, assessing, and managing environmental issues.

Students in this program master common practice environmental procedures such as sampling, assessment, design, result recording, and analysis. They gain valuable knowledge through a learn-by-doing approach to environmental problem solving using state-of-the-art field, laboratory, and computer program equipment.

This program is offered at the Stanton and Georgetown campuses.

What You Can Do

In this program, you will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to prepare you for positions such as:

  • Environmental Engineering Technician
  • Compliance Technician
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Consultant
  • Construction Manager
What You Will Earn

The Delaware Department of Labor projects that the employment outlook for environmental engineering technicians is expected to grow by 15%. According to the Department of Labor, technicians will make between $36,801 and $49,850.

What You Will Learn

Program Graduate Competencies

The Program Graduate Competencies listed below identify the major learning goals related to your specific program of study and identify the knowledge and skills you will have when you graduate to be successful in your chosen field.

  1. Apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to narrowly defined engineering technology activities.
  2. Apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering and technology to engineering technology problems that require limited application of principles but extensive practical knowledge.
  3. Conduct standard tests and measurements, and conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments.
  4. Function effectively as a member of a technical team.
  5. Identify, analyze, and solve narrowly defined engineering technology problems.
  6. Apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and nontechnical environments; and identify and use appropriate technical literature.
  7. Recognize the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development.
  8. Integrate a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities, with a respect for diversity.
  9. Demonstrate a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.
  10. Explain the major aspects of the normal ecology of the planet and risks associated with polluting the environment.
  11. Apply the concepts of professional practice and the roles and responsibilities of public institutions and private organizations pertaining to environmental engineering.
  12. Apply current federal, state and local environmental and safety regulations.

Core Curriculum Competencies

The Core Curriculum Competencies listed below identify what you, as an associate degree graduate, will be able to do upon completion of your degree, regardless of your major. You will acquire these core competencies through your general education courses (i.e. English, math, etc.) and your program of study courses.

  1. Communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing.
  2. Demonstrate effective problem solving and reasoning skills.
  3. Work effectively in groups of people from diverse backgrounds.
  4. Demonstrate ethical and professional understanding and conduct.
  5. Apply appropriate information literacy skills to locate, evaluate and use information effectively.
  6. Use computer technology appropriate to the field.
  7. Use scientific and mathematical reasoning appropriate to the technology.

Pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree?

This is a Connected Degree program that enables you to complete your associate degree and then transfer to a four-year degree program as a junior. See a program advisor for details!