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2016-2017 VSCC Catalog 
2016-2017 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.

Certificate Requirements - Credits (17)

DegreeWorks, along with the correct catalog, should be utilized by students for all of their educational planning.  Students can monitor their progress toward a degree or certificate and view missing requirements with the DegreeWorks audit, which is accessible through My Volstate.

Total Certificate Requirements - Credits (17)

Career and Salary Information

 The following is a list of some of the career choices that may be obtained upon completion of this certificate. Please visit the following website www.onetonline.org  or speak to an advisor for additional career opportunities, salary information and education requirements.  Salaries are not guaranteed.

Career Beginning Salary Experienced Salary Median
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and Operators $24,580 $37,730
Environmental Science and Protection Technicians $26,110 $40,700


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