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Degree Plans - Environmental Systems Technology (Archived)

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ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY - ENERGY MANAGEMENT

(Skills Achievement Award)

Richland only

  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Degree Plan Code: SA.ENVR.ENERGY

The Energy Management program prepares students to evaluate energy use patterns and systems. Students gain practical experience monitoring energy consumption and emissions and identifying the financial and environmental impacts of improved energy performance. The program prepares students for careers in energy efficiency and waste reduction.

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER

CBFM 1229 Maintenance Coordination and Scheduling 2
HART 1470 Building Energy Systems 4
HART 1451 Energy Management 4
HART 1471 Energy Conservation Measures 4
14
Minimum Hours Required 14

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ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY

(Associate in Applied Sciences Degree)

Richland only

  • Students pursuing this award program are required to meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Degree Plan Code: AAS.ENVR.SYST

The Environmental Systems Technology program provides an opportunity for students to acquire knowledge and skills in monitoring environmental systems, investigating sources of contamination, and performing corrective actions. In addition to learning environmental principles, theories, and regulations, students gain practical experience collecting and analyzing samples, testing and operating equipment, as well as developing waste minimization and contingency plans. The program prepares students for careers in pollution control, and includes a specialized track in energy management for careers related to pollution prevention through emissions and waste reduction.

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I

ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
MATH 1414 College Algebra OR 4
MATH 1314 College Algebra (3)
EPCT 1311 Introduction to Environmental Science OR 3
ENVR 1401 Environmental Science I (4)
EPCT 1305 Environmental Regulations Overview 3
+Speciality Track Elective 4
16-18

SEMESTER II

BIOL 1409 Biology for Non-Science Majors II 4
COSC 1300 Computer Literacy OR 3
COSC 1401 Microcomputer Concepts and Applications (4)
EPCT 1350 Basic Statistics and Calculations for Environmental Technicians 3
EPCT 1307 Introduction to Environmental Safety and Health 3
+Speciality Track Elective 4
17-18

SEMESTER III

SOCI 1301 Introduction to Sciology OR 3
SOCI 1306 Contemporary Social Issues (3)
EPCT 1247 Waste Minimization and Pollution Prevention 2
EPCT 1213 Contingency Planning 2
+Speciality Track Electives 8-10
15-17

SEMESTER IV

SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication OR 3
SPCH 1315 Fundamentals of Public Speaking (3)
PHIL 2306 Ethics 3
EPCT 2337 Site Assessment 3
+Speciality Track Electives 6-7
15-16
Minimum Hours Required 63-69

+Specialty Track Electives - students must complete all courses in ONE specialty track option as cited below:

ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS SPECIALITY TRACK OPTION

SEMESTER I

CHEM 1405 Introductory Chemistry I 4

SEMESTER II

CHEM 1407 Introductory Chemistry II 4

SEMESTER III

EPCT 1243 Treatment, Remediation, and Disposal Techniques 2
EPCT 1341 Principles of Industrial Hygiene 3
EPCT 1344 Environmental Sampling and Analysis 3

SEMESTER IV

EPCT 1349 Environmental Regulation Interpretation and Applications 3
EPCT 2335 Advanced Environmental Instrumental Analysis OR 3
EPCT 2380 Cooperative Education--Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology (3)

ENERGY MANAGEMENT SPECIALITY TRACK OPTION

SEMESTER I

PHYS 1405 Concepts in Physics 4

SEMESTER II

PHYS 1407 Concepts in Physics 4

SEMESTER III

CBFM 1229 Maintenance Coordination and Scheduling 2
HART 1470 Building Energy Systems 4
HART 1451 Energy Management 4

SEMESTER IV

HART 1471 Energy Conservation Measures 4
EPCT 1349 Environmental Regulation Interpretation and Applications OR 3
HART 2380 Cooperative Education--Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology/Technician (3)

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.

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