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Environmental Health and Water Quality Technology Degree - curriculum
2012-13 Environmental Health and Water Quality Technology Associate in Applied Science Degree —
Mequon Campus
Program Code: 10-506-1

This curriculum goes into effect starting in summer 2012.

Overview — The Environmental Health and Water Quality Technology degree program focuses on protecting the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the food we eat. Under appropriate supervision, technicians apply procedures to identify, evaluate and control hazards to the environment in general, and human health hazards in particular that may cause sickness or impaired health and well-being. The program promotes environmental protection, improvement and sustainability, enhancing the overall quality of life.

Career Outlook — Environmental health technicians are needed because harmful substances in widespread use have adverse effects on human health and the environment. These environmental hazards remain a public health concern. Society as a whole demands the protection of the environment. This in turn requires the training and skills of environmental technicians.

Program Learning Outcomes — Upon your completion of the program, potential employers will expect you to:

  • Demonstrate effective problem-solving abilities
  • Identify, monitor and evaluate environmental health hazards 
  • Utilize current technology
  • Apply appropriate regulations and guidelines
  • Use effective oral and written communication skills
  • Organize and maintain records and reports

Preparation for Admission — The following are required for admission to the program:

  • A high school diploma or GED
  • One semester of high school-level algebra

Keys to your success in the program include an interest in technical and scientific study, the ability to work independently or as part of a team, ability to follow directions, and effective interpersonal and problem-solving skills. You may be required to pass a physical examination and have proper immunizations.

Future Opportunities — If you are interested in a baccalaureate degree upon completion of the program, check with a program counselor or advisor, and the institution you plan to attend regarding the transfer of MATC credits.

This program will transfer to one or more four-year institutions.

Possible Careers:

Environmental Health Specialist
Food Safety Inspector
Water Treatment Operator
Environmental Technician
Environmental Health and Safety Technician

Related Programs:

Clinical Laboratory Technology
Liberal Arts and Sciences

For more information, call 262-238-2300.

Curriculum effective 2012-13.

TECHNICAL STUDIES

 

Credits

 

( ) = Semester Order for Full-Time Students

 

 

(1)

 

ENVHEL-101

Introduction to Environmental Health

2

 

(1)

 

ENVHEL-102

Environmental Biology

4

 

(1)

 

ENVHEL-109

Applied Environmental Chemistry

4

 

(2)

 

ENVHEL-142

Principles of Water Resources ‡

3

 

(2)

 

ENVHEL-145

Water/Wastewater Operations - Municipal ‡

3

 

(2)

 

ENVHEL-173

Environmental Bacteriology

3

 

(3)

 

ENVHEL-104

Industrial Hygiene Technology ‡

4

 

(3)

 

ENVHEL-111

Water and Wastewater Analysis ‡

4

 

(3)

 

ENVHEL-115

Air Pollution Technology ‡

4

 

(3)

 

ENVHEL-146

Water-Wastewater Operations - Industrial ‡

3

 

(4)


ENVHEL-105

Fundamentals of Hazardous Materials Control ‡

4


(4)


ENVHEL-119

Food and Dairy Quality Control ‡

3


(4)


ENVHEL-143

Interpersonal Communication Skills and Environmental Management ‡

3


 

 

 

 

 

 

GENERAL STUDIES

 

 


 

ECON-195

Economics

3

 

 

 


OR Any 200-series ECON course

 

 


 


ENG-151


Communication Skills 1 ‡


3

 


 

and ENG-152

Communication Skills 2 ‡

3

 

 

 


OR ENG-201 and any 200-series ENG or SPEECH course

 

 


 


MATH-107


College Mathematics ‡


3

 

 

 


OR Any 200-series MATH course

 

 


 


NATSCI-169


Energy in Nature, Technology and Society


3

 

 

 


OR Any 200-series NATSCI course

 

 


 


PSYCH-199


Psychology of Human Relations


3

 

 

 


OR Any 200-series PSYCH course

 

 

 

 


SOCSCI-197


Contemporary American Society


3

 

 

 


OR Any 200-series SOCSCI or HIST course

 

 


Suggested Electives: Five Credits Needed
                                                                                                                      5

 

 

 

ENVHEL-126

Environmental Lab Projects ‡


 

 

 

ENVHEL-127

Environmental Field Projects ‡


 

 

 

PHYED-210

An Active Approach to Wellness and Fitness


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL CREDITS: 70

 

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change. 

Prerequisite required.

NOTE: Students who have not been accepted, or have not decided on a program, may begin with GENERAL STUDIES courses, if course prerequisites have been met.

For course descriptions, times, locations or to register online, visit INFOnline.