Environmental Science Field Technician Option - M036



  • Overview

    This option emphasizes environmental field investigation and includes strong laboratory preparation. Students gain an understanding of environmental science principles as they relate to the movement of contaminants through the ecosystem. Practical experience in the use of specialized sampling and analysis equipment and the methods to assess, control, and prevent environmental contamination are included. Wetland delineation, soil analysis, landfill characterization, and groundwater movement analysis are representative of field activities. Classroom work is supplemented and enriched by an environmental internship field experience. Graduates of this option are ideally suited for positions in government, industry, and consulting which requirefield investigation or inspection and some laboratory analysis.

    Students must achieve a minimum grade of "C" in all ENV prefix courses in order to graduate from this option. Students receiving less than a"C" grade in these courses are placed on probation until they retake the courses for a grade of "C" or better.


    • Degree

Holyoke Community College
303 Homestead Ave. Holyoke, MA 01040