We don't limit ourselves to classrooms and labs. While in the program, you'll have experiences like taking geology field trips, or working with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. You'll also perform water sampling at Gonzalez Creek and Hubbard Creek Lake, or go "geocaching" [treasure hunting with a global positioning system (GPS)] in the area. This is program offers:
As a graduate, you can work with government agencies or companies in areas as diverse as oil and gas, water and wastewater treatment, construction, wind energy, manufacturing, and compliance consulting. Some of the career paths include:
Adding certifications to your education can make a difference in the job you're offered and your starting salary. In addition to the in-depth learning you'll experience in the program, you will also have the opportunity to test for numerous industry certifications including:
Your instructors have extensive experience in the environmental field. They keep up with issues and trends in the field through their participation in organizations like the Community and College Consortium for Health and Safety Training, the Hazardous Materials Training and Research Institute, and the Partnership for Environmental Technology Education.
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