Associate in Applied Science Degree
Environmental Science -
How do I earn an Associate's Degree in Water/Wastewater from Mountain Empire Community College?
The Environmental Science Water/Wastewater Major student will take course work from a wide array of natural resource offerings. These courses stress the practical application of scientific principles to the treatment of water for human consumption and for protection of water resources.
Distance Education Option
The entire Water/Wastewater Program can be completed through distance education courses. All technical courses are available at www.mecc.edu. All support courses are available through either video or web-based instruction.
Opportunities for Employment
The Associate of Applied Science degree program in Environmental Science is designed to prepare students for employment in municipal and industrial treatment facilities and laboratories. State agencies and private companies also employ MECC Environmental Science graduates. As environmental concerns continue to make news headlines, the job market continues to expand.
Students are required to take English and mathematics placement tests. Developmental classes in these areas may be required. Students may not take a course out of normal sequence without the approval of your instructor.
Opportunities for Advancement
Coursework in the Water/Wastewater Major prepares students for the state certification exam required for a water or wastewater operator's license. This license is essential for career advancement. Students will also be able to keep abreast of technological advances in the field of environmental science, thus furthering career opportunities in this and related fields.
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PROGRAM OF STUDY
A minimum of 17 hours must be taken from Mountain Empire Community College. Other credits may transfer from an accredited university, college, community college or distance learning course.