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2023-2024 Schoolcraft Catalog 
2023-2024 Schoolcraft Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Environmental Science Technician Certificate

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Please Note: The Environmental Science Technician Certificate and Environmental Studies Applied Associate Degree programs are on hold pending inactivation.

If you are interested in exploring Earth and Environmental Science, please speak with Academic Advising about our Associate of Science using Earth and Environmental Science  or the Earth and Environmental Science: Geographic Information Systems Skills Certificate  program at 734-462-4429 or email

Schoolcraft program code #1YC.00276

Environmental science technicians provide technical assistance to engineers and scientists by performing tasks such as sample collection, laboratory testing, monitoring and data management. The environmental science technician applies scientific and technical skills and knowledge to specific tasks. Students in this program will develop their written and oral communication skills and computer skills as well as participate in practical hands-on training in the field and laboratory. They will have the opportunity to problem solve and apply their classroom knowledge to real world situations. The environmental science technician program provides students with the necessary background to be successful environmental science technicians.

Students who satisfactorily complete the program requirements qualify for a certificate of program completion.

Not all courses are offered each semester. Students should work with an academic advisor to develop a schedule that will work for them. Students planning to transfer should check the transfer institution’s requirements/guides or discuss their options with an academic advisor or counselor. Number of credits may vary depending on the course selection.

First Year

Total Credits: 13-15

Total Credits: 14

Total Credits: 3

Program Total: 30-32 Credits

* EARTH 294 is initiated by the student with guidance from instructors in the department. Students are expected to contact the department at least one semester or earlier before they decide to pursue this directed study course.

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