Environmental Specialist

Price: $3,799.00

The Environmental Specialist
Environmental Science involves the interdisciplinary approach to our world in terms of the history of environmental concerns, biomes, species interaction with each other and their environment, air, water, soil and biological resources, population dynamics, toxicology, energy sources, land use management and other related topics.  All different sciences combine to make up the complexities of environmental science and students embarking on this journey will gain a comprehensive understanding of how these interconnected disciplines all interact to create the environment we occupy.  For any individuals working in architecture, green building, government or public policy, a background in environmental science helps to inform a variety of decisions in these professions.   

The Environmental Specialist Program
For this program, students will take an in-depth look at the functions of all things on planet earth, its atmosphere, composition and structure as well as the inhabitants that occupy it. The program will explore various toxic substances that can affect the delicate balance that results from this complex interconnectivity and understand how just the slightest alteration in one aspect can affect the whole. Further, this program explores the relationship between man and the environment. Students will examine the balance between natural resources and the needs of mankind. Students will further explore the scientific, political, economic, and social implications of environmental science that affect a variety of public policy decisions at multiple levels of government. 

    

 

Program Objectives
At the conclusion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Examine the field of Environmental Science in terms of science, theoretical perspectives, economics, and environmental ethics
  • Explain the foundations of environmental science
  • Examine environmental economics and policies
  • Examine population growth and demographic transitions
  • Evaluate soil as a system and its importance in the environment
  • Describe the function of the earth’s atmosphere, its composition, structure, and the changing global climate
  • Examine toxic substances and their effects
  • Appraise the importance of water and marine ecosystems
  • Examine the biodiversity on earth and conservation biology and its benefits
  • Analyze land use and planning for creating livable cities
  • Examine non-renewable energy sources, and their impact on the environment
  • Examine renewable energy
  • Analyze waste disposal methods and the types of waste we generate
  • Use Microsoft Office

Note:  In order to qualify for an externship, students must successfully complete the program, including all quizzes and final exams, and be available for a background check and/or a potential drug screen.  This program can be completed in 6 months.  However, students will have online access to this program for a 12-month period. 

Education and Certifications

  • Environmental Specialist Program candidates should have or be pursuing a high school diploma or GED.
  • National Certification AvailableStudents who complete this comprehensive course would be prepared to sit for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification Exam.

Optional Volunteer Externship Opportunity

Students who complete this program are eligible to participate in an optional volunteer externship opportunity with a local company/agency/organization whose work aligns with this area of study in order to gain valuable hands-on experience.  As students progress through their eLearning program, an Externship Coordinator will reach out to coordinate placement.

Note:
Additional documentation including health records, immunizations, drug-screening, criminal background checks, etc. may be required by the externship facility.