Tuesday – November 21, 2017

Environmental Health and Water Quality Technology (2017-2018)

Associate in Applied Science Degree
School of Business / Agriculture, Food & Natural resources Career Cluster

Mequon Campus
Program Code: 10-506-1

For Information: 414-297-6395
Mequon Campus, 262-238-2200


Overview — This program promotes environmental protection, improvement and sustainability, with a focus on protecting our water, food and air resources.

Hands-on coursework includes techniques used to determine water, food, and air quality along with implementing needed corrective actions.

Career Outlook: Program graduates will have a solid foundation for a range of career opportunities that include the application of regulations and procedures to identify, evaluate, and control hazards. 

An interest in protecting the environment and human health from biological, chemical and physical hazards will contribute to your success. 


Career Pathway — You can earn the Water Technician certificate on your way to completing this associate degree. Contact an MATC advisor for information.


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
  • Demonstration of proficiency in basic skills through a course placement assessment

 

Future Opportunities — If you are interested in pursuing a bachelor's degree upon completion of the program, check with a program 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
Water Technician Certificate
Sustainable Facilities Operations
 

Start Date: August
Sixteen-week terms.
This program will transfer to one or more four-year institutions.
 

Curriculum effective 2017-18. 

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements. 

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) NATSCI-137 Comprehensive Technical Physics ^

(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.

^ Counts toward earning the Water Technician certificate.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change. 


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

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.

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements. 

 

Page updated April 2017.