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You don't have to be a superhero
to save the planet

There is no PLANet B.

Policing for a cause

If you are passionate about saving the planet, TSTC's Environmental Technology Compliance Specialization program might be the career path for you. Environmental compliance managers, technicians and specialists play a vital role in the monitoring of workplace environmental programs, such as, air quality, water quality, recycling programs and waste management plans. Students in this program will learn to ensure industry complies with all federal, state and local environmental regulations while minimizing the impact to economic progress.

TSTC offers the Associates in Applied Science Degree in Environmental Compliance Specialization where you will learn skills to ensure companies comply with Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Transportation and Texas Commission on Environmental Quality regulations.  You will learn proper generation, identification, transportation, treatment, remediation and disposal of hazardous wastes; waste minimization and recycling techniques and programs; how to perform a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment; how to research and write an environmental sampling plan and a storm water pollution prevention plan; how to collect water, soil and air samples from various areas; how to identify, assess and respond to a hazardous material incident; the toxicological effects of hazardous chemicals; and the design, construction and operation of landfills, wetlands, water and wastewater treatment plants.


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