AAS Degree - Code #570
Mark Amman, Program Coordinator
Email address: AmmanMJ@alfredstate.edu
The environmental technology program prepares graduates to serve as field and laboratory technicians for a wide variety of industrial and governmental employers involved in environmental testing, remediation and monitoring. The program is an interdisciplinary one, including extensive faculty and laboratory capacity in chemistry, biology, instrumentation, soil and plant sciences, environmental engineering and spatial analysis as well as a common core of general studies.
The major emphasis in the required courses is gaining proficiency in technical skills. Flexibility through the selection of technical electives allows the student to pursue an interest in a particular environmental subdiscipline and become better prepared for a specific type of job.
PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES
DIRECT ENTRY INTO BACCALAUREATE DEGREE PROGRAM
Alfred State environmental technology graduates, with the appropriate technical electives, may enter directly into either the forensic science technology BS or technology management BBA degree program.
For students wishing to transfer to bachelor-level programs in environmental science, electives can be selected that meet specific requirements of transfer institutions. Current articulation agreements with Cornell University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the SUNY School of Environmental Science and Forestry provide excellent options for continued study.
Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2/ Trigonometry, Biology, Chemistry
The environmental technology program is located in the newly renovated Physical and Health Sciences Building. Four science-ready lecture rooms are on the first floor with the eight laboratories found on the second and third floors. The laboratories are outfitted with state-of-the-art equipment and instrumentation and application software for teaching and learning, as well as for independent study and research. Students in the program also have access to an outdoor laboratory - an engineered wetland treatment system in nearby Wellsville, NY. It is treating groundwater contaminated by residues left from an old oil refinery, and is the largest remediation project of its type in New York State.
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UV-VIS Ultraviolet - Visible Spectrophotometry
FTIR Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrophotometry with ATR attachment
AAS Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometry
FS Fluorescence Spectrophotometry
GC-FID Gas Chromatography/Flame Ionization Detector
GC-MS Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectroscopy
HPLC High Performance Liquid Chromatography
CE Capillary Electrophoresis