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Environmental Health and Water Quality Technology (2019-2020)

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.

Contact the program instructor if you are interested in additional information about the program.


Career Outlook: Graduates will have a solid foundation for a range of career opportunities that have a steady demand by employers, including the application of regulations and procedures to identify, evaluate, and control hazards.


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

  • Evaluate environmental health hazards (air, food, water, soil, etc.)
  • Conduct both field and lab environmental sampling/monitoring according to regulatory requirements and guidelines
  • Perform corrective actions to remediate environmental health hazards
  • Communicate measures for the prevention of environmental health hazards
  • Develop environmental technical records and reports
  • Perform safe work practices

 

Admission Requirements

  • A high school diploma or GED
  • One semester of high school-level algebra

 

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 Program
Water Technician
 

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

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 and Water Quality

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-126 Environmental Lab Projects ‡ 3  
(4)

 

ENVHEL-127 Environmental Field Projects ‡ 3  
(4)  

ENVHEL-143

Interpersonal Communication Skills and Environmental Management ‡

3

 

GENERAL STUDIES

   
   

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
 

   
   

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

   


TOTAL CREDITS: 65

 


‡ 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 2019.