2012-2013 CCBC College Catalog

Environmental Science

ENVS 101 – 3 Credits
Introduction to Environmental Science

Explores Earth's natural systems, as well as how human activity affects the environment; students will apply the scientific method to investigate natural flows of chemicals, water and energy in terrestrial, aquatic, and atmospheric systems, and how humans impact these natural flows and systems. ENVS 101 and ENVS 102 satisfy the 4-credit General Education science requirement. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisite: ENGL 052 or ESOL 052 and RDNG 052 or ESOL 054; or ACLT 052; and MATH 082.

ENVS 102 – 1 Credit
Introduction to Environmental Science Laboratory

Provides students with hands-on laboratory experiences, field trips, and special assignments to demonstrate the principles, processes, techniques, and technologies of natural environmental systems and solutions. ENVS 101 and ENVS 102 satisfy the 4-credit General Education science requirement. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions. Lab Fee: $30.00

Prerequisite: ENGL 052 or ESOL 052 and RDNG 052 or ESOL 054; or ACLT 052; and MATH 082. Corequisite: ENVS 101

ENVS 142 – 3 Credits
Environmental Law and Regulation

Focuses on long-standing legislation such as the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, Superfund, and the Toxic Substance Control Act, as well as more recent programs such as Pollution Prevention Act and Brownfields; assesses the regulatory frameworks responsible for environmental regulations. NOTE: Courses offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisite: ENVS 101 or written permission from program coordinator required

ENVS 156 – 3 Credits
Environmental Management Systems

Focuses on pollution prevention techniques, processes, and technologies as well as environmental management systems; students will also delve into a host of related topics such as industrial ecology, waste minimization, chemical and material substitution, and alternative technologies.

Prerequisite: ENVS 101 or written permission from program coordinator required