May 24, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Environmental Science: Environmental Science & Toxicology Certificate (ESTX-CC)

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 certificate prepares students for entry-level technician positions in the fields of wastewater management, toxicology, pollution prevention and remediation and/or to continue their studies beyond the certificate to receive a two- or four-year degree. Most of the courses in the Certificate count towards the Environmental Science and Toxicology AS degree.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and standards affecting environmental science operations
  • Apply chemistry, biology, physics, and mathematics to environmental science, toxicology, and forensic science
  • Analyze air, water, and soil samples from the field and laboratory for pollutants and toxins
  • Identify career options in the environmental science, toxicology, and forensic science fields
  • Explain the basic concepts of public health and occupational health and safety