Environmental Technology, Basic Certificate


Wilbur Wright

Program Code: 0161

Program Requirements

Required Program Core
ENVR TC 121Intro To Hazardous Materials Management3
ENVR TC 131Environmental Health & Safety3
Program Electives
100-level Environmental Technology electives6
200-level Environmental Technology electives6
Total Hours18


This is an example course sequence for students interested in environmental technology. It does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If this pathway is followed as outlined, you will earn a Basic Certificate (BC) in Environmental Technology. 

Semester-by-Semester Program Plan for Full-Time Students

All plans can be modified to fit the needs of part-time students by adding more semesters.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Hours
ENVR TC 121 Intro To Hazardous Materials Management 3
Semester 2
ENVR TC 131 Environmental Health & Safety 3
100-Level Program Elective 1 3-4
100-Level Program Elective 1 3-4
Semester 3
200-Level Program Elective 1 3-4
200-Level Program Elective 1 3-4
 Total Hours18-22

Program Elective

Choose your courses with your College Advisor.


This program can prepare students for the jobs listed below. Click on each one to learn more, including average earnings, annual job openings, and how much education people in that field have. For additional guidance and resources on career options, current City Colleges students and alumni can contact the Career Services Office.

Environmental Engineering Technologists and Technicians

Job Description

Apply theory and principles of environmental engineering to modify, test, and operate equipment and devices used in the prevention, control, and remediation of environmental problems, including waste treatment and site remediation, under the direction of engineering staff or scientists. May assist in the development of environmental remediation devices.

Salary Based on Experience Level

Take a look at the average hourly/annual earnings for this career in Cook County

Lightcast earnings figures are based on OES data from the BLS and include base rate, cost of living allowances, guaranteed pay, hazardous-duty pay, incentive pay (including commissions and bonuses), on-call pay, and tips.

Annual Wages

Entry-Level 10th Percentile$37,813
Median 50th Percentile$58,666
Senior-Level 90th Percentile$90,148

Hourly Wages

Entry-Level 10th Percentile$18
Median 50th Percentile$28
Senior-Level 90th Percentile$43

Annual Job Openings

11 annual openings in Cook County

National Education Attainment

Here, you can see the level of education that people in this career complete.

Degree Program% of Jobs
A high school diploma or less10.79%
A certificate8.19%
Some college6.64%
An Associate degree1.46%
A Bachelor's degree72.05%
A Master's or Professional degree0.88%
A Doctoral degree or more0.00%

72.93% continue their education beyond an associate degree