Environmental Engineering Technology (EVT)

Description

Environmental issues affect our health and our communities, as well as the sustainability of future generations and the earth itself. Environmental concerns directly affect the operations of all types of industries, including parks and forest services, transportation, chemical facilities, defense and energy, construction, and, of course, environmental services.

Graduates of the Environmental Engineering Technology program earn an Associate of Applied Science degree and are prepared to enter positions in a wide range of industries, environmental restoration sites, government agencies, laboratories, consulting firms, and conservation districts. Most curriculum courses, not including cooperative education courses, meet Ohio Environmental Protection Agency requirements for license renewal (U.S. EPA External Provider).

Related Programs

Program Code

EVT.AAS

Accreditation

The Environmental Engineering Technology program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012. Phone: (410) 347-7700. Website: http://www.abet.org.
 

Benefits

Employment Options

Graduates Are Prepared To

  • Collect and analyze soil and water samples
  • Conduct laboratory tests
  • Ensure compliance with environmental regulations
  • Perform air sampling and monitoring
  • Perform field studies and site assessments
  • Treat and minimize waste

Representative Job Titles For Graduates

  • Air Sampling & Monitoring Technician
  • Environmental Compliance Specialist
  • Environmental Health & Safety Technician
  • Field Sampling Technician
  • Hazardous Waste Technician
  • Laboratory Manager
  • Park Naturalist

Graduate Starting Salary Projections

$29,000 to $53,000 annual salary

Employment Outlook

Employment of environmental engineering technicians is projected to grow 18 percent through 2022, faster than the average for all occupations. Employment in this occupation is typically tied to projects created by environmental engineers. Over the next ten years, state and local governments are expected to focus their efforts and resources on efficient water use and wastewater treatment, and thus to increase demand for environmental engineering technicians. This job market is influenced by environmental legislation; when laws are passed, industry must respond.

Education Options

Strong Transfer History

  • Central State University
  • Northern Kentucky University
  • Ohio State University
  • Shawnee State University
  • Thomas More College
  • University of Cincinnati
  • University of Findlay
  • Wright State University

Representative Co-Op/Clinical/Intern Sites

  • City of Cincinnati—Parks Department
  • Hamilton County Department of Environmental Services
  • Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District
  • Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission (ORSANCO)
  • TRC Environmental
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Co-op Salary Projections

$7.50/hr to $15.50/hr

Curriculum

Environmental Engineering Technology (EVT)

 
Semester 1 Lec Lab Credits
EVT 105 Environmental Sampling ( B) 2 3 3
FYE 1XX First Year Experience Elective (B)   1 0 1
CHE XXX Chemistry Elective (B)   3 3 4
MAT XXX Mathematics Elective 1 (G)   4 0 4
ENG 101 English Composition 1 ( G) 3 0 3
EVS 110 Environmental Science: Conservation and Cleanup ( G) 3 2 4
Semester 2      
EVT 170 Water and Wastewater Treatment and Analysis ( T) 3 3 4
EVT 140 Environmental Regulations and Permits ( T) 1 2 2
EVT 160 Solid and Hazardous Waste Management ( T) 2 3 3
MAT XXX Mathematics Elective 2 (B)   4 0 4
EVT 150 Environmental Chemistry ( B) 2 3 3
Semester 3      
XXX XXX Cooperative Education Elective (T)   1 40 2
Semester 4      
EVT 240 Fluid Mechanics ( T) 3 3 4
EVS 120 Environmental Geology ( T) 3 2 4
EVT 220 Air Pollution Control ( T) 2 3 3
EVT 230 Treatment Technologies ( T) 2 2 3
Semester 5      
EVT 292 Full-Time Cooperative Education 2: Environmental Engineering Technology ( T) 1 40 2
Semester 6      
EVT 155 Site Mapping and GIS ( T) 2 3 3
XXX XXX Statistics Elective (T)   1 2 2
ENG 10X English Composition Elective (G)   3 0 3
XXX XXX Arts/Humanities or Social/Behavioral Science Elective (G)   3 0 3
XXX XXX Technical Elective (T)   1 2 2
Total Credits:   50 116 66

Electives

First Year Experience Elective  
FYE 100 College Survival Skills 1
FYE 105 College Success Strategies 2
FYE 110 Community College Experience 3
Chemistry Elective  
CHE 110 Fundamentals of Chemistry 4
CHE 121
  & CHE 131
General Chemistry 1
   and General Chemistry 1 Lab
5
Mathematics Electives 8
Select one the following series:  
MAT 125
  & MAT 126
Algebra and Trigonometry
   and Functions and Calculus
 
Or
 
MAT 151
  & MAT 152
College Algebra
   and Trigonometry
 
Or
 
MAT 251
  & MAT 252
Calculus 1
   and Calculus 2
 
Cooperative Education Elective 2
Select one of the following:  
CIT 190
  & EVT 191
Career Preparation: Engineering and Information Technologies
   and Part-Time Cooperative Education 1: Environmental Engineering Technology
 
EVT 191
  & EVT 192
Part-Time Cooperative Education 1: Environmental Engineering Technology
   and Part-Time Cooperative Education 2: Environmental Engineering Technology
 
EVT 291
Full-Time Cooperative Education 1: Environmental Engineering Technology  
Statistics Elective  
EVT 180 Environmental Statistics 2
MAT 131 Statistics 1 3
English Composition Elective  
ENG 102 English Composition 2: Contemporary Issues 3
ENG 103 English Composition 2: Writing about Literature 3
ENG 104 English Composition 2: Technical Communication 3
ENG 105 English Composition 2: Business Communication 3
Arts/Humanities Elective or Social/Behavioral Science Elective  
Any ART, CULT, FRN, LIT, MUS, PHI, REL, SPN, THE 3
or, Any CRJ, ECO, GEO, HST, POL, PSY, SOC 3
Technical Elective  
Any CET, CMT, EVS, EVT, LH, or other course approved by Program Chair 2

Contacts

Program Chair
Ann Gunkel, PhD
(513) 569-1783
Advisor
Ann Fallon, MS
(513) 569-1750
ann.fallon@cincinnatistate.edu
Co-op Coordinator
Jennifer Geiger, BS
James (Doug) Woodruff, MBA
(513) 569-5817
(513) 569-1648
jennifer.geiger@cincinnatistate.edu