Environmental Technology and Sustainability

Lake TahoeThe Environmental Science (EVS) courses are required for the Environmental Technology and Sustainability degree program and will introduce students to science underlying biological and physical components of environmental systems, human impacts on biological systems and associated chemical and physical processes and structures in our environment. Students will learn the basic skills and concepts needed for proper laboratory experiments in Environmental Technology and Sustainability and related fields of study. Students will become familiar with basic field procedures, protocols, and methods.

The Environmental Technology and Sustainability degree program is an interdisciplinary course of study that provides students with an introduction to environmental components, processes, and issues.  The core areas covered by the degree are environmental science, biology, physical and earth sciences, and sustainability. Students pursuing this major have the option of exploring diverse fields in environmental management and restoration, natural resources conservation, and sustainability. Many of the courses emphasize exploration and study of the Lake Tahoe Basin and the surrounding areas, a natural lab of outstanding beauty and richness.

Program Learning Outcomes
• Apply the scientific method to analyze organisms, structures, processes, and issues associated with local, regional, national, and global environments.
• Dissect, model, and communicate the complexity of the natural environment into its component interconnected systems.

Degree

A. GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
See current catalog for details.

 B. REQUIRED COURSES:
The following core courses are required of all Environmental Technology and Sustainability degree students (18 units).

Select one course from the following (minimum 3.5 units):
CHM 100 Introduction to General Chemistry (5)
CHM 101 General Chemistry (5.75)
CIS 135A/GEG 134 Introduction to Geographic
Information Systems (3.5)
MAT 201 Elementary Statistics (5)

All courses as follows (11.5 units):
EVS 102 Environmental Science: System Dynamics (4)
EVS 103 Environmental Science: Human Impacts (4)
EVS 104 Environmental Technology and Sustainability Laboratory Methods (1.5)
EVS 105 Environmental Technology and Sustainability Field Methods (2)

A minimum of 3 units of Occupational Work Experience:
EVS 133 Internship Occupational Work Experience

AREAS OF CONCENTRATION: (Choose one option)
In addition to the required core courses listed above, students seeking an Environmental Technology and Sustainable degree must select a single area of concentration from the three listed. Students must complete all required courses within the single area of concentration selected.

1. ETS: BIOLOGICAL RESOURCES

A minimum of 10 units distributed as follows:

The following course (5 units):
BIO 111 Introduction to Plant and Animal Biology (5)

Select a minimum 5 units from the following:
BIO 112 Systems Biology (5)
BIO 113 Field Methods in Wildlife Ecology (4)
BIO 141A Birds of the Lake Tahoe Basin (1.25)
BIO 149 Ecology (5)
BIO 201 Botany (5)
BIO 212 Zoology (5)
TOTAL UNITS IN MAJOR (INCLUDING CORE) = 28


 2. ETS: PHYSICAL RESOURCES

A minimum of 10 units distributed as follows:

Select a minimum 5 units from the following:
GEG 101 Physical Geography (5)
GEL 102 Physical Geology (5)

Select a minimum 5 units from the following (not already used
above):
GEG 101 Physical Geography (5)
GEG 106 California Geography (4)
GEG 107 Water Quality Monitoring of Streams and Lakes (1.75)
GEG 108 Water Resources (4)
GEG 113 Meteorology (4)
GEG 114 Economic Geography (4)
GEL 101 Geology of California (4)
GEL 102 Physical Geology (5)
GEL 103 History of Earth and its Life (5)
GEL 107 Geology of the Eastern Sierra (1.25)
GEL 110 Geology of the National Parks and Monuments (4)
GSE 110 History of Taming Water in the West (2.25)
GSE 111 Water Conservation (3)
TOTAL UNITS IN MAJOR (INCLUDING CORE) = 28


 

3. ETS: SUSTAINABILITY

A minimum of 10 units distributed as follows:

Select a minimum 5 units from the following:
GSE 101 Introduction to Sustainability (2.25)
GSE 103 Lake Tahoe Issues and Agencies (3)
GSE 107 Energy, Society and Sustainability (5)

Select a minimum 5 units from the following (not already used
above):
BIO 149 Ecology (5)
GEG 107 Water Quality Monitoring of Streams and Lakes (1.75)
GSE 101 Introduction to Sustainability (2.25)
GSE 103 Lake Tahoe Issues and Agencies (3)
GSE 105 Introduction to Green Business (3.25)
GSE 106 Landscape Design and Sustainable Site Plan (2)
GSE 107 Energy, Society and Sustainability (5)
GSE 110 History of Taming Water in the West (2.25)
GSE 111 Water Conservation (3)
GSE 115 Introduction to Geotourism (3.25)
GSE 120 Residential and Small Business Energy Auditing (3.5)
GSE 126 Introduction to Solar Energy: Thermal, Photovoltaic, Passive Design (3.25)
WLD 100 Foundations of Recreation Land Management (3)
TOTAL UNITS IN MAJOR (INCLUDING CORE) = 28

C. ELECTIVE UNITS to bring the total to 90.

 

Certificate

A. REQUIRED COURSES:
18 units distributed as follows:

3.5 units minimum from the following:
CHM 100 Introduction to General Chemistry (5)
CHM 101 General Chemistry (5.75)
GEG 134/CIS 135A Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (3.5)
MAT 201 Elementary Statistics (5)

11.5 units distributed as follows:
EVS 102 Environmental Science: System Dynamics (4)
EVS 103 Environmental Science: Human Impacts (4)
EVS 104 Environmental Technology and Sustainability Laboratory Methods (1.5)
EVS 105 Environmental Technology and Sustainability Field Methods (2)

3 units of Occupational Work Experience:
EVS 133 Internship Occupational Work Experience (1-6)

AREAS OF CONCENTRATION: (Choose any option)
In addition to the required core courses listed above, students seeking an Environmental Technology and Sustainability Certificate must select an area of concentration. Multiple areas of concentrations may be achieved by completing an additional 10 units in any of the following areas listed. Required core courses cannot be duplicated.


1. ETS: BIOLOGICAL RESOURCES

A minimum of 10 units distributed as follows:

5 units distributed as follows:
BIO 111 Introduction to Plant and Animal Biology (5)

5 units minimum not already used from the following:
BIO 112 Systems Biology (5)
BIO 113 Field Methods in Wildlife Ecology (4)
BIO 141A Birds of the Lake Tahoe Basin (1.25)
BIO 149 Ecology (5)
BIO 201 Botany (5)
BIO 212 Zoology (5)

TOTAL UNITS (including required courses): 28 units


 

2. ETS: PHYSICAL RESOURCES

A minimum of 10 units distributed as follows:

5 units minimum from the following:
GEG 101 Physical Geography (5)
GEL 102 Physical Geology (5)

5 units minimum not already used from the following:
GEG 101 Physical Geography (5)
GEG 106 California Geography (4)
GEG 107 Water Quality Monitoring of Streams and Lakes (1.75)
GEG 108 Water Resources (4)
GEG 113 Meteorology (4)
GEG 114 Economic Geography (4)
GEL 101 Geology of California (4)
GEL 102 Physical Geology (5)
GEL 103 History of Earth and its Life (5)
GEL 107 Geology of the Eastern Sierra (1.25)
GEL 110 Geology of the National Parks and Monuments (4)
GSE 110 History of Taming Water in the West (2.25)
GSE 111 Water Conservation (3)

TOTAL UNITS (including required courses): 28 units



3. ETS: SUSTAINABILITY

A minimum of 10 units distributed as follows:

5 units minimum from the following:
GSE 101 Introduction to Sustainability (4)
GSE 103 Lake Tahoe Issues and Agencies (3)
GSE 107 Energy, Society and Sustainability (5)

5 units minimum not already used from the following:
BIO 149 Ecology (5)
GEG 107 Water Quality Monitoring of Streams and Lakes (1.75)
GSE 101 Introduction to Sustainability (2.25)
GSE 103 Lake Tahoe Issues and Agencies (3)
GSE 105 Introduction to Green Business (3.25)
GSE 106 Landscape Design and Sustainable Site Plan (2)
GSE 107 Energy, Society and Sustainability (5)
GSE 110 History of Taming Water in the West (2.25)
GSE 111 Water Conservation (3)
GSE 115 Introduction to Geotourism (3.25)
GSE 120 Residential and Small Business Energy Auditing (3.5)
GSE 126 Introduction to Solar Energy: Thermal, Photovoltaic, Passive Design (3.25)
WLD 100 Foundations of Recreation Land Management (3)

TOTAL UNITS (including required courses): 28 units

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Financing


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Costs Tuition and Fees

$1,560

Books and Supplies

$4,635

Financing Options

• Federal Student Loans = N/A

• Private Loans = N/A

• Institutional Loans = N/A

 

Credential Code: 1, TOP Code: 030300, CIP Code: 15.0508, Standard Occupational Classification(SOC): 47-4041.00