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Environmental Science & Technology

Environmental Science involves preserving, protecting, and restoring the health of natural resources such as air, water, ecosystems and habitats.

As communities face increasingly urgent environmental challenges, the field of environmental science is experiencing growing demand for skilled and dedicated workers. Through classroom-based learning and projects and supervised field work, Environmental Science students gain practical experience in a range of environmental science and natural resource management careers. Examples include environmental clean-up, wastewater treatment, watershed protection, and energy technologies.

Some schools offer State-Approved (Chapter-74) programs in Environmental Science]. These programs provide all of the training required to begin entry-level work in the field. Other schools may offer a more condensed version of this training, which has been designed at the local level. This is known as Non-Chapter 74 or "Perkins-Only." Learn more about the difference between State-Approved and Local CTE programs.

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Last Updated: September 14, 2022

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