Oct 17, 2018  
2018-2019 GCC Catalog 
  
2018-2019 GCC Catalog

Environmental Science and Toxicology, AS


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The Environmental Science and Toxicology program offers students a broad educational approach to the many careers available to them in the environmental field. The above average growth in the number of businesses in the environmental science and toxicology fields has resulted in a high demand for qualified environmental science technicians and environmental technology technicians in areas as field services, laboratory services, regulatory, fish, wildlife and natural resource management, information management systems (including Geographic Information Systems), pollution prevention, remediation, safety and health, solid and hazardous waste, water and wastewater, air pollution, and public health protection, as well as alternative and renewable energy. For additional information, please contact Department Chairperson, R.E.Tremblay at rtremblay@gatewayct.edu or Counselor John Mullane at (203) 285-2095 or e-mail at (jmullane@gatewayct.edu).

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this degree program, graduates should be able to:

  • Understand contemporary environmental issues in the social sciences, humanities, and natural sciences
  • Know federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and standards affecting environmental science, toxicology, and forensic science operations
  • Apply concepts of chemistry, biology, physics, and mathematics to environmental science, toxicology, and forensic science
  • Acquire and analyze air, water, and soil samples for pollutants in the field and laboratory
  • Summarize the basic concepts of public health and occupational health and safety
  • Use computers for data processing, information management, and research in environmental science, toxicology, and forensic science
  • Understand and apply basic concepts of effective oral and written communication and documentation

This program can be used to meet the recently upgraded requirements for wastewater treatment plant operator licensure by the CT Department of Health Services. Students interested in transferring to a four-year institution may do so through this program. Arrangements for transfer should be made before registering for the freshman year. For information, call Math/Science department chair, R.E. Tremblay at (203) 285-2185 or e-mail at (rtremblay@gatewayct.edu) or Counselor John Mullane at (203) 285-2095 or e-mail at (jmullane@gatewayct.edu).

Suggested Course Sequence


First Semester


Total Semester Credits: 16-17


Total Semester Credits: 14


Total Semester Credits: 14


Fourth Semester


Total Semester Credits: 16-17


Total Program Credits: 60-61


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