Mar 03, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

Environmental Science: Environmental Science and Toxicology, AS (ESTX-AS)

Location(s): Gateway

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 Science and Toxicology program is intended for students interested in areas such as environmental field technician, laboratory technician, regulations, pollution prevention and remediation, solid and hazardous waste, water and wastewater, and public health protection, among others. It offers students a broad educational approach to the many careers available to them in the environmental field and allows for full transfer to a four-year institution.

The above average growth in the number of businesses in the environmental science and toxicology fields has resulted in a high demand for qualified environmental science technicians and environmental technology technicians This program can be used to meet the recently upgraded requirements for wastewater treatment plant operator licensure by the CT Department of Health Services.

Program Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this degree program, graduates should be able to:

  • Understand contemporary environmental issues in the social sciences, humanities, and natural sciences
  • Know federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and standards affecting environmental science, toxicology, and forensic science operations
  • Apply concepts of chemistry, biology, physics, and mathematics to environmental science, toxicology, and forensic science
  • Acquire and analyze air, water, and soil samples for pollutants in the field and laboratory
  • Summarize the basic concepts of public health and occupational health and safety
  • Use computers for data processing, information management, and research in environmental science, toxicology, and forensic science
  • Understand and apply basic concepts of effective oral and written communication and documentation

Choose One Restricted Electives (3-4 credits)

Total Credits: 61-62