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Area of Study: Science, Engineering, and Math
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Science, Engineering, and Math
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Environmental Science and Technology

Discover a path that impacts us all

Environmental scientists serve as detectives for the livability of our world. They investigate environmental and health problems and attempt to provide solutions to ensure we all live with clean air, clean water, and away from hazardous materials. Austin Community College’s Environmental Science and Technology Program provides the technical understanding and real-world field experience necessary to gain entry-level employment in this field or transfer to a bachelor’s degree program at a four-year institution. We also offer specialized training and fieldwork in water-quality monitoring. Level 1 certificate, associate degree, and post-degree tracks are offered.

Career Information

As an environmental scientist, you are most likely to work for a federal, state, or local government. But many opportunities also exist with nonprofit environmental organizations and companies providing management, scientific, and technical consulting services. The unfortunate realities of our world’s pressing environmental concerns mean that the job outlook for environmental scientists is excellent, with much faster growth anticipated than the average for all occupations.

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Program Maps

View the program maps below to see the sequence of courses needed to complete your chosen degree or certificate in this program.

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Awards in this Program


Associate of Applied Science

Environmental Technology


Associate of Science

Environmental Studies


Certificate Level 4

Environmental Technology Advanced Technical Certificate
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Which award path is right for you?

ACC offers a variety of degree and certificate options to get you ready for the next step in your academic and career journey. Choosing the right award path is an important first step to reach your goals.

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