ASAST in Environmental Sciences
The Associate in Science in Applied Science and Technology (ASAST) degree in Environmental Sciences is designed for individuals employed in a variety of environmental areas, such as wastewater management, pollution control, hazardous materials, industrial hygiene, public health and sanitation. The program enables mid-career adults meet their educational and professional needs through credit transfer and course completion, positing graduates to transition to the Bachelor of Science in Applied Science and Technology degree program. The degree is a 60-credit program.
ASAST in Environmental Sciences Credit Distribution
|I. General Education Requirements||30|
|A. English Composition||6|
|C. Social Sciences||6|
|D. Natural Sciences and Mathematics||12|
|II. Area of Study: Environmental Sciences||24|
A. Advanced Sciences
|B. Environmental Law/Regulations||3|
|C. Environmental Sampling and Analysis||3|
D. Environmental Technology Electives
|E. Associate Capstone (APS-295)||3|
|III. Free Electives||6|
|A. Computer Concepts||3|
|B. Free Electives||3|
- Required Courses: Advanced Sciences, Environmental Law/Regulations, Environmental Sampling and Analysis
- Corollary Requirements: College Algebra, Chemistry I and II or Physics I and II, Computer Concepts
- How Students Earn Credit in the Option: Almost all of the courses required for the option are available by independent study and distance education courses from other universities
Note: Courses listed in the Area of Study are offered as a guide. Other courses may also be considered appropriate for the program. The inclusion of similar courses must be reviewed by the Evaluation team. Students must submit their program plan for review to ensure that course selection is appropriate for the degree.
Leverage Your Training
Have you earned a professional license or certification, or acquired college-level technical expertise on the job? If so, it may be worth college credit. The College also offers a variety of other ways to earn credit, including transferring previous college credits, all designed around the needs of adult learners, like you.