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Environmental Technology

Environmental Technology

students listening to professor outside in front of a pond
several students standing around a rock
factory, pipes
female and male walking in a creek with collection containers
underground tunnel, pipes
male student sitting on a rock in a creek looking at a notebook
on top of a building, water
girl collecting water sample
2 female students in a lab
2 male students looking at water in a lab
student collecting a water sample
student collecting a water sample
group of students with buckets in a creek
ASC Ranked No. 12 in the US: Colleges with Environmental Control Technologies
2018 Rank
Program Advantages

The major emphasis in the required courses is gaining proficiency in technical skills. Flexibility through the selection of technical electives will allow you to pursue an interest in a particular environmental sub-discipline and become better prepared for a specific type of job. Students in the program also have access to an outdoor laboratory - an engineered wetland treatment system in nearby Wellsville, NY.

Professional Outlook

Average salary in 2013 for environmental scientists with a college degree was $70,000. Job growth is expected to rise 15% by 2022.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Dr. Stephanie Rugg
Pioneer Quotes

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Physical & Life Sciences

"I am very proud to be a graduate of the environmental technology program. The challenging and diverse curriculum of the environmental science discipline gave me specific knowledge and skills across a broad range of the professional field. One of the greatest takeaways while achieving my environmental technology AAS is the amount of hands-on experience we were allowed with the equipment and instrumentation. The project based learning not only gave me a better understanding of concepts and practices that comes from successfully completing and presenting relevant research projects, but also has instilled a high level of confidence that I will carry forward with me as I embark on my new career path." -James Reese, '16

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