The EGV program prepares students for careers or additional education in the environmental field. Students in the Environmental Engineering Technology Associate’s Degree Program are prepared for a wide range of environmental careers as well as to continue their education for a Bachelor’s Degree. Students in the Environmental Engineering Technology Associate’s Degree Program and the Water Utility Technician Certificate Program are prepared to sit for Class I Water and Wastewater Certification testing administered by the Ohio EPA and to obtain employment in a high demand field as a water utility technician.
Environmental Engineering Technicians generally work under the supervision of environmental engineers or more senior environmental professionals. These positions are often physically challenging and may require exposure to the elements, but working in an office or laboratory setting is also common. A technician may be called upon to sample and analyze environmental media or to operate equipment used to prevent, treat or remediate environmental pollution or unwanted contaminants. Customer service, strong computer skills and effective communication along with industry specific technical skills are all an integral part of the job expectations.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of environmental engineering technicians is projected to grow 18 percent from 2012 to 2022 which is faster than average. Much of this growth over the next 10 years is attributed to state and local governments increasing efforts and focusing resources on efficient water use and wastewater treatment.
Over the next decade, Montgomery County Water Services and The City of Dayton Water Department are expecting to replace a nearly a quarter of their water utility technicians due to retirement of senior technicians. Now is the perfect time to land a career position with these great employers. For more information on becoming a Water Operator in Ohio, please follow this link to the respective Ohio EPA webpage http://www.epa.ohio.gov/ddagw/opcert.aspx
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This program prepares students for entry-level positions in the field of environmental engineering technology. The curriculum provides a background in environmental laws and regulations, air and water pollution, groundwater studies, site assessments, emergency response to situations involving hazardous chemicals/wastes, storage, treatment, and disposal of hazardous wastes, sampling and analysis and remediation. Skills and knowledge acquired will lead to possible employment in consulting, industrial and government organizations.View Full Program Details
This certificate is designed to prepare students for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certification tests in water distribution and wastewater collection as well as enhance job skills in customer service, GIS mapping, backflow prevention and safety.View Full Program Details
The Associate degree program in Environmental Engineering Technology is accredited through the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET. View program enrollment and graduation statistics.