May 27, 2020  
2015-2016 VSCC Catalog 
2015-2016 VSCC Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Foundations of Environmental Technology Technical Certificate

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This technical certificate is a one semester program of study designed to prepare students to enter the workforce with skill sets necessary for entry level employment in the utilities industry (water management, wastewater management, etc.).  Students who complete the certificate may have the opportunity for paid internships within the utilities industries.  Upon completion of the certificate, students may begin the Environmental Technology Technical Certificate.

To begin the Foundations of Technology Technical Certificate, students must have acceptable placement scores or have completed all Learning Support Competencies.  Because the certificate may be completed in a single semester, the student will work with the Environmental Technology advisor within the Math and Science Division to schedule all classes and apply for graduation with the technical certificate in the first semester.

Total Certificate Requirements - Credits (17)

Career and Salary Information

Career Beginning Salary Experienced Salary Median
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and Operators $25,300 $43,200
Environmental Science and Protection Technicians $26,600 $42,500

Career and salary information taken from Check out this website for additional information about education requirements and preferred work styles and abilities for these careers.  Salaries are not guaranteed.

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