The Environmental Specialist
Environmental Science involves the interdisciplinary approach to our world in terms of the history of environmental concerns, biomes, species interaction with each other and their environment, air, water, soil and biological resources, population dynamics, toxicology, energy sources, land use management and other related topics. All different sciences combine to make up the complexities of environmental science and students embarking on this journey will gain a comprehensive understanding of how these interconnected disciplines all interact to create the environment we occupy. For any individuals working in architecture, green building, government or public policy, a background in environmental science helps to inform a variety of decisions in these professions.
The Environmental Specialist Program
For this program, students will take an in-depth look at the functions of all things on planet earth, its atmosphere, composition and structure as well as the inhabitants that occupy it. The program will explore various toxic substances that can affect the delicate balance that results from this complex interconnectivity and understand how just the slightest alteration in one aspect can affect the whole. Further, this program explores the relationship between man and the environment. Students will examine the balance between natural resources and the needs of mankind. Students will further explore the scientific, political, economic, and social implications of environmental science that affect a variety of public policy decisions at multiple levels of government.
At the conclusion of this program, students will be able to:
Education and National Certifications
Upon successful completion of this program, students would be eligible to sit for the
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) exam. Although there are no state
approval, state registration or other state requirements for this
program, students who complete this program will be
prepared and are eligible to sit for this national certification exam.
Students who complete this program are encouraged to complete the
externship option with their program. Students who complete this program
can and do sit for the MOS national certification exams and are
qualified, eligible and prepared to do so.
Externship / Hands on Training / Practicum
Although not a requirement, once
students complete the program, they have the ability to participate in
an externship and/or hands on practicum so as to practice the skills
necessary to perform the job requirements of a professional in this
field. Students will be assisted with completing a resume and/or other
requirements necessary to work in this field. All students who complete
this program are eligible to participate in an externship and will be
placed with a participating organization near their location.