Build a Career with an Environmental Science Technician Certificate

The Environmental Science Technician certificate program trains students for professions such as environmental sampling technicians, testing technicians, and similar job roles.

Blue Ridge CTC’s Environmental Science Technician certificate program delivers hands-on training to develop technical skills that employers demand in a variety of safety and environmental jobs.

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Why Earn an Environmental Science Technician Certificate

The Environmental Science Technician certificate develops an understanding of the foundations of environmental science, occupational health and safety. The program allows students to:

    • Learn best practices of environmental, safety, and health.
    • Gain exposure in Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
    • Prepare for various environmental science technician job roles.
    • Earn credits to be used toward a future degree.


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Plan a Rewarding Career with an Environmental Science Technician Certificate

The Environmental Science Technician certificate prepares students with workforce-ready skills through hands-on training required to pursue rewarding careers as environmental technicians.

This program enables students to execute technical and professional skills in actual work situations as environmental sampling and testing technicians, water and wastewater technicians, and similar occupations.

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What You Will Learn - Curriculum Overview

With the Environmental Science Technician certificate program, students receive hands-on instructions from certified industry experts about the essentials of environmental science.

Students learn core concepts in the environmental science field such as geographic information systems, introduction to safety, industrial hygiene, the laboratory technician (I and III), introduction to OSHA and EPA, wastewater operator, and more. Learning outcomes include:

    • Describe various interactions between chemical, physical, and biological principles in human-environmental interactions.
    • Identify hazardous substances in the workplace and control exposure to them.
    • Describe the OSHA or EPA requirements linked with inspection, fire, and chemical exposure.
    • Master concepts to become a Class I Water Operator or Class I Wastewater Operator.

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Blue Ridge CTC provides need-based financial aid to qualified applicants, ensuring all students have equal access to a quality education.

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    • State and Federal Grant Programs
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With a 1-year, economical and flexible Environmental Science Technician certificate program, students receive foundation knowledge for potential entry into environmental technician professions available in the local economy. Our Environmental Science Technician certificate program develops real-world skills through hands-on training and guidance from highly trained faculty.
With a Certificate in Environmental Science Technician in West Virginia, students learn core concepts and theories to pursue various environmental and safety jobs. The program allows students to develop real-life skills to learn and implement techniques and procedures in the workforce.


Note: All salary projections are based on the current position and educational needs. BRCTC cannot guarantee that job titles or the projections given will be the salaries students or graduates will ultimately receive. Two year completion is approximate and based on full-time enrollment. Student testimonials, income statements, and examples on the College website are the results of real students. These testimonials are not intended to guarantee that anyone will achieve the same or similar results. Each individual’s success depends on his or her desire, commitment, dedication, and motivation to pursue academic and workforce opportunities. Testimonials are not intended to create a contract between a student and the College.

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