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2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Environmental Engineering Technology, AS (EVET-AS)

Location(s): Three Rivers

CT State Community College Catalog 2023-2024

  • New students enrolling for the first time in Fall 2023 will begin as students of Connecticut State Community College under this catalog. 
  • Continuing students from one of the 12 community colleges will be transitioned into a CT State program in this catalog as of the start of the Fall 2023 term.
  • The policies, courses and programs described are applicable as of the Fall 2023 term and may be updated as circumstances require.

The Environmental Engineering Technology program is designed for students interested in becoming environmental technicians or beginning their pathway in environmental engineering. Common duties of environmental technicians include inspecting and maintaining monitoring equipment, controlling and managing hazardous waste, collecting samples (water, air, and/or soil), managing waste operations, assisting with regulatory compliance and other duties as needed. Environmental Engineering Technicians are involved with sustainability projects, research to develop solutions to control climate change which effects ocean acidification, stormwater management, erosion and sedimentation control, and understanding and controlling flooding events, food security and agriculture sustainability, and other important environmental issues.

The degree focuses on practical education with courses covering basic quantitative and conceptual skills required of environmental engineering technicians, including the comprehensive and technical aspects of environmental issues and common environmental methods. Environmental Engineering Technicians work with Environmental Engineers and Scientists to identify, evaluate, prevent and control contamination of the environment associated with air, water, and land. Environmental technicians often work both in lab environments and in the field. The broad-based curriculum meets the demands of a range of environmental positions. Graduates work for manufacturing firms, regulatory agencies, and as consultants. Many have continued their education at baccalaureate institutions. Targeted populations for this program include recent high school graduates to returning students to post-associate degree students looking for career change.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Demonstrate the ability to use appropriate mathematical, computational and graphic-thinking skills needed for environmental engineering technology applications.
  • Combine oral, graphical and written communication skills to present and exchange information effectively and communicate design solutions.
  • Know of a professional code of ethics describe concepts relating to environmental monitoring, policy, processes and continuous improvement.
  • Describe how the concepts of environmental measurements and the design, management and operation of environmental facilities affect evaluation of analysis, policies and decision making.
  • Illustrate an ability to think critically and identify, evaluate and solve complex environmental problems; demonstrate technical and provide practical applications in environmental control problem and solutions; and communicate solutions technically and effectively.
  • Practice the skills needed to work effectively in teams and as an individual.
  • Recognize actions and acts of professionalism that allow them to become informed and participating citizens cognizant of ethics, civic duty and social responsibility.
  • Demonstrate lifelong learning and continuous improvement of professional, ethical, and social responsibility.