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Academic Year: 2021-2022

Environmental Engineering Technology Associate Degree

Program Code 105062

This associate degree program is designed to meet the need for environmental engineering technicians in Northeast Wisconsin. As a program grad, you're equipped with skills to analyze and test water, wastewater, air, and solid waste to ensure environmental protection and compliance while maintaining community health and safety. Typical careers include environmental engineering technician, water and waste water treatment plant and system operator, water resource specialist, environmental lab technician, environment compliance officer, water quality sampler, quality control inspector, and recycling coordinator. Program students have the option to be certified in 40 hour HAZWOPER WDNR Wastewater, Water, and/or Landfill Operator with completion of coursework and independent testing. With additional education, you may receive a BS in Environmental Engineering Technology.

Average Starting Salary

$45,000.00FT Median Annual Wage

Graduate Employment

With 75% Employed in Field

Explore Locations

This program is offered at:

Green Bay

Follow Your Path

Ask your advisor about 2 + 2 transfer opportunities.

Requirements for Program Entry

  • Apply at www.nwtc.edu/apply.
  • Submit the following to transcripts@nwtc.edu: High school transcript (or GED/HSED transcript) College transcript
  • If your cumulative GPA is below 2.6, complete or submit a placement evaluation.
  • Tip! Our admission advisors will assist you through every step. Have questions? Connect with NWTC Admissions at start@nwtc.edu or 920-498-5444.

Program Outcomes

  • Identify, monitor and evaluate environmental hazards
  • Examine the effects of pollution
  • Determine strategies to minimize or prevent waste in order to reduce impact on the environment
  • Create and maintain environmental reports in accordance with applicable standards
  • Utilize applied science and mathematical skills to modify test and operate equipment used in the prevention, control and remediation of environmental issues, including waste and water treatment
  • Use effective oral and written communication skills
  • Utilize problem solving skills
  • Perform safe work practices
Curriculum: Students following the study plan below will complete the Environmental Engineering-Waste & Water Technology associate degree in the number of semesters shown.
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Curriculum Note: The credit for 10-890-101, College 101 is an institutional requirement for graduation. Consequently, it is not part of the program credit requirements, but must be passed with a "C" or better.

Students completing General Studies courses at NWTC must earn a "C" or better in English Composition to enroll in Technical Reporting.

Students completing College Technical Math 1A must earn a "C" or better to enroll in Environmental Chemical Analysis and College Technical Math 1B.

Students completing General Chemistry must earn a "C" or better to enroll in Environmental Chemical Analysis.

Course Descriptions