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Environmental Health and Water Quality Technology
Associate in Applied Science Degree
School of Business
Mequon Campus
Program Code: 10-506-1

For Information: 262-238-2300

Overview — This program promotes environmental protection, improvement and sustainability, with a focus on protecting our water, food and air resources. Coursework includes environmental biology, water quality analysis, and food and dairy quality control. An interest in scientific study will contribute to your success.

 

Career Outlook — Environmental health technicians are needed because harmful substances in widespread use can 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, and skilled environmental technicians help provide the needed studies and services.

 

Program Learning Outcomes — Employers will expect graduates 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 and 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.

 

Possible Careers:
Water Treatment Operator
Food Quality and Safety Inspector
Environmental Technician
Water Reclamation Operator
Environmental Health Specialist

Related Programs:
Sustainable Facilities Operations
Associate in Science - Biotechnology Track

 

Start Date: August.

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

 

Curriculum effective 2013-14.

TECHNICAL STUDIES


Credits


( ) = Semester Order for Full-Time Students



(1)


ENVHEL-101

Introduction to Environmental Health

3


(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

Applied Water Chemistry and Analysis ‡

4


(3)


ENVHEL-115

Air Pollution Technology ‡

4


(3)


ENVHEL-146

Water/Wastewater Operations - Industrial ‡

2


(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



   
ELECTIVES

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


Prerequisite required.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change. 

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.

 

Page updated July 2013.